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2015 Rams Roster Preview: Will RB Isaiah Pead Finally Find His Place?

The St. Louis Rams have a multitude of running backs on the roster. Will Isaiah Pead be able to find a way to stick on the roster and make the team?

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There was a time when the Rams believed they had drafted the successor to their star running back Steven Jackson.

With the 50th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Rams drafted Isaiah Pead, a running back who was fast and possessed a little power. Pead never lived up to the hype, losing his position to 7th-round selection Daryl Richardson in the same draft. Pead has never made an impact running the ball in his career for the Rams. Last season, it appeared as though the former 2nd-round pick would be able to make an impact as a returner, but he tore his ACL returning a kick against the Green Bay Packers.

Roster Battle

The Rams' top three RB slots are currently full with Todd Gurley, Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham. So Pead will have to compete against Trey Watts, who will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season, and the rookie running backs.

As everything stands now, if Pead can prove that he still has speed and can become a returner for the Rams he should be able to stick on the roster.


No one has expectations for Pead anymore. With the running backs on the Rams roster, that makes it hard to imagine him getting any meaningful carries during the season

Chances of Making The Roster (5.5/10)

It has been a surprise that Pead has lasted on the roster this long. The main reason that I have Pead making the team is because Trey Watts will miss some games and hope that Pead can still become a solid returner. Also the Rams love to have a deep roster at running back.