PFF cites Rams group among the Top 5 of NFC and here's why they got it right

The LA Rams offense will explode in 2024 claims Pro Football Focus. Now, here is the deep dive as to why they got it right.
Los Angeles Rams OTA Offseason Workout, Boston Scott
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Boston Scott is ideal veteran presence

The LA Rams have long sought the ideal veteran to join the team's backfield. Whether the option was RB Malcolm Brown, Sony Mitchell, or even Royce Freeman, the team attempted to balance the svelte elusive style or running from the featured running back with the thundering and punishing strides of a north-south runner. While the team enjoyed some success with the power piston-like pounding from bigger backs, the variety was never viewed strong enough to warrant extending that player.

So, what makes veteran RB Boston Scott different?

For starters, Boston Scott is ideally suited for the role he will likely fill on this team. Unlike power backs who need a steady diet of carries to wear down defenses to become effective, Scott is a scat back who can be just as explosive coming into the offense for one set of downs as he can be coming into the game to take over at the position.

While he is truly a significant contributor in the offense, he spent six seasons in the Philadelphia Eagles offense begging, borrowing, and even stealing his opportunities. After six years with his former team, he only saw action in 1,027 offensive snaps. That translated into 302 carries for 1,295 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground. But it also translated into catching 71 of 90 passes for 566 yards, 23 first downs, and one receiving touchdown.

Unlike the presence of veteran RB Royce Freeman and the almost certain resulting running play, Scott's versatility as rusher, receiver, and special team's returner affords an abundance of plug-and-play options for the veteran. And his skillset is a perfect match for the Rams offensive laboratory, so I would not be the least bit surprised if he boasts a career high season in Horns.