3 Rams on Thin Ice Following the NFL Draft

The Los Angeles Rams made ten selections in the 2024 NFL Draft, putting these three veterans at risk of losing their jobs.
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Ronnie Rivers, RB

One of the breakout stars for the Rams last season was running back Kyren Williams. In his second season with the team, the former Notre Dame star made a name for himself as one of the best young rushers in the league, finishing with a whopping 1,144 yards in only 12 games, adding 12 touchdowns. He added 206 yards and three scores in the passing game.

However, the Rams didn't have a reliable backup behind Williams. One hope was that Ronnie Rivers or Zach Evans would step into that role next season but Los Angeles clearly had other plans. They moved in on a running back early in the draft, selecting Blake Corum out of Michigan with the 83rd overall pick.

Corum was the most productive running back in college football over the last two seasons. He was arguably the best offensive player on the national champions last season, so he is coming to the NFL with plenty of hype and name recognition. Corum and Kyren Williams will likely take up all the usage in the running back rotation, leaving Rivers the scraps.

Rivers hasn't shown much in his two seasons with the Rams and the Rams going with Corum as early as the third round suggests that the Rams don't have much faith in him. His days in LA might be numbered.