Los Angeles Rams: 3 Needs to address in the 2020 NFL Draft

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– Running Back

One of the most shocking moves of the offseason was when the Rams elected to release Todd Gurley. It wasn’t too long ago that Gurley was considered one of the best running backs in the NFL. Unfortunately, running backs don’t have a long shelf life in the NFL, and their drop-offs can be very quick.

With what seems like a chronic knee issue, the Rams decided that it was time to move on from Gurley. However, replacing what he once was will not be an easy task.

In all likelihood, the Rams will not be able to find a running back where they are in the draft who will be a Pro Bowler like Gurley. However, they could find someone who can be a part-time runner and create some sort of tandem in the Rams’ backfield.

If the Rams want to get back to their success in 2018, they will have to be able to run the football effectively once again. That means the Rams need to add a running back and get their offensive line fixed.

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Due to the position, the Rams can certainly find someone who can come out of college and contribute right away for them in the middle rounds. If they can achieve that, they can use their higher picks on other positions of need.