“Flip a coin between Florida State’s Dalvin Cook and LSU’s Leonard Fournette as the top player at the position. They’re distinctly different players, but their draft grades are close.” — Read more from Dan Kadar.
In 2012, they used a second-round pick on Isaiah Pead and a Baseball Jerseys Cheap fifth-rounder on Daryl Richardson while they still had Steven Jackson on the roster. Pead and Richardson failed to live up to expectations the next season after Jackson left, so they started Zac Stacy, a fifth-round pick in 2013. Stacy had a good year, falling 27 yards short of 1,000 rushing yards in only 12 starts.
The next year, the Rams drafted Tre Mason in the third round. He eventually secured the starting job and finished the season with 765 yards in 12 games. They seemed to be all Cheap College Basketball Jerseys set at running back, but in 2015 the Rams used the 10th overall pick to select Todd Gurley, who went on to eclipse 1,000 yards in his rookie season and win the Offensive Player of the Year award.
However, Gurley regressed in 2016, frustrated by the team’s “middle school offense” under former head coach Jeff Fisher. Gurley still deserves to be the team’s bell cow because of what he’s shown he can do and the team’s investment in him. That could’ve been said about Mason and Stacy.
The Rams have a history of drafting running backs they don’t need under general manager Les Snead (who’s been the GM since 2012). Could it happen again? — Kaleel Weatherly
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Assuming the Texans don’t make a move before then (hello, Colin Kaepernick), they could trade up if they feel Trubisky is the guy. The Texans hold the No. 25 pick in the draft and could swap that, along with Alfred Blue (or maybe some combination of late-round picks) to the Jets for the No. 6 overall pick. The Texans would get their quarterback of the future, but the swap would also benefit the Jets.