Which gifts do you like most about LA Rams RB Kyren Williams?

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IV: He's dependable

The most vital aspect of any LA Rams running back is whether or not that player can be counted on. While Kyren Williams did not play very many offensive snaps in his rookie season in 2022, he has more than made up for that with showing up in a big way in 2023. Yes, Kyren Williams has missed four games due to injury this season, but when he suits up, he shows up for the Rams.

He has piled up 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns in just 11 games this year. That works out to an average of over 95 running yards per game. And that also means that he is good for nearly a touchdown per game as well.

LA Rams head coach Sean McVay was disgusted with the running game in 2022, openly stating that he found it hard to call running plays when they were so ineffective. Fortunately, that is not the case for the Rams rushing assault in 2023. Even as Williams is the second-most effective running back in the NFL, the Rams running offense is just the 10th ranked rushing offense.

Some of that is due to the fact that the Rams ride the arm of veteran pocket-passer quarterback Matthew Stafford, rather than count on the rushing ability of a dual-threat quarterback. But it also serves to demonstrate just how dependable Kyren Williams ability to optimize the Rams offense can be.