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The Los Angeles Rams are making ready for all times with out Todd Gurley, and one in every of Sean McVay’s potential replacements just lately went down with an harm. According to Eric Williams of, working again Darrell Henderson Jr. suffered a delicate tissue harm, and McVay didn’t launch any specifics relating to his return timetable. This after all opens the door much more for rookie Cam Akers, who Los Angeles chosen within the second spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft. 

Akers is a participant who’s seen as a possible “workhorse” for the Rams. The Florida State product rushed for a career-high 1,144 yards and 14 touchdowns throughout his junior season in Tallahassee, and broke Dalvin Cook dinner’s freshman report for speeding yards in his first faculty season (1,025). He is a compact, aggressive prospect who could possibly be a three-down again on the subsequent degree. Nonetheless, McVay has stated that he is in no rush to tab a characteristic again, and that he wish to undertake the San Francisco 49ers’ technique relating to working backs.

“I feel it will simply naturally work itself out. I feel should you have a look at that success San Fran had final 12 months with that working back-by-committee method,” McVay stated, by way of “What I assumed Kyle and their gamers did a terrific job of is, ‘Hey, we will have an open-mind method, we will be dedicated to attempting to have some stability after which we’ll go together with the new hand or whoever actually expresses himself as deserving of the carries.”

The Rams even have veteran Malcolm Brown and one other younger participant in John Kelly of their backfield, however Akers is the one who has the potential to outshine all of them on this competitors. Henderson was a third-round choose in final 12 months’s draft, bur rushed for simply 147 yards and suffered an harm throughout his rookie season. He was a participant who was getting loads of run within the early levels of coaching camp, and now Akers could possibly be the one who advantages from his absence. 


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