5 LA Rams locked and loaded for a breakout seasons in 2023

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5. Zach Evans, RB

Another sixth-round pick, but this time in the 2023 NFL Draft. Zach Evans is a 5-foot-11, 202-pound running back from the University of Mississippi. In his only season with the Rebels, Evans ran for 936 yards on 144 attempts in eight games started, according to sports-reference.com. Zach scored more touchdowns(9) than games started(8). Evans began his college career with second-round pick Steve Avila at TCU, then transferred to Ole Miss after two seasons.

According to nfl.com, Evans was the first five-star recruit to sign with TCU. Evans never found his footing with the Horned Frogs but excelled in his single season with the Rebels. Zach has the build and explosiveness of an NFL running back at 202 pounds. His "lack of creativity" at the second level of the defense is a knack on his scouting report.

The Rams signed RB Sony Michel to a one-year deal, likely taking over the backup running back duties. That leaves Evans to compete with second-year RB Kyren Williams from Notre Dame, who was limited to ten games played in 2022 with an ankle injury.

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Evans and Williams should get the most out of the reps in preseason games, giving both an opportunity for third on the depth chart. Evans should have the upper hand on Williams due to his body and explosiveness.