8 Rams who are already turning heads at OTAs

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VI: Veteran RB Boston Scott

Some have argued that the Rams simply did not do enough in the offseason to address running back depth. But that seems to be a take that completely misses the mark from the steps that this team took in the draft and free agency markets. Not only did the team return backup RB Ronnie Rivers to join Kyren Williams and Zach Evans, but the team drafted a powerful rookie in former Michigan RB Blake Corum.

But the true diamond in the rough is the veteran running back signed to the Rams roster, RB Boston Scott.

One of the first indicators about how well liked a player was on their former team is the reaction of their fans on social media to that player on his new team. I can tell you that Philadelphia Eagles fans are heartbroken over the fact that Boston Scott is no longer wearing Eagles Wings on his helmet, having traded them in for Rams Horns.

Scott is cut from the same cord of wood that Kyren Williams, Ronnie Rivers, and Blake Corum have been cut from. He stands 5-foot-6 and weighs 203 pounds. While he was never a workhorse back in the Eagles offense, he was incredibly productive. For example, in 2021 he played in just 219 offensive snaps, carried the football just 87 times for 373 yards, 24 first downs, and seven touchdowns. In that season, he caught 13 of 16 targets for 83 yards and three first downs.

Scott is the seasoned veteran to a room that is filled with young legs. And from what I did see when the Eagles played, he can be counted on to deliver in tough down and yardage situations.

Already in Rams OTAs, Scott looks the part. He is the ideal veteran fit in Ron Goulds RB scheme, a physical powerhouse who can run, catch, and block well. He was limited in his reps with the Eagles, and that may prove to be the case for the Rams as well. But he is ever-ready, a player who loves to get his number called, and who fans love to see on the football field.

Once he learns this offense, he will be more dangerous than many realize.