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2018 NFL Draft Results: Los Angeles Rams select Tennessee RB John Kelly

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The Rams get their backup RB with the first pick in the 6th round!

Southern Miss v Tennessee Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

With their first pick in the sixth round (#176 overall), the Los Angeles Rams select:

Tennessee Volunteers RB John Kelly

A tremendous pick here by the Rams for multiple reasons. Kelly is a similar player to Alvin Kamara who was his teammate just one year ago in terms of balance and ability to stay upright. Kelly has the ability to run the ball inside and outside of the tackle, as well as the ability to catch the football.

His immediate fit is as a third-down RB to spell starter Todd Gurley. Not only that, but Kelly can help keep Gurley fresh by stealing a handful of carries here or there.

Kelly’s best ability is his toughness, compact frame, low center of gravity, ability to stay upright, and his ability to make defenders miss in open space.

2018 NFL Draft LA Rams Class

Rd # Rd# Player POS School
Rd # Rd# Player POS School
3 89 25 Joseph Noteboom OT TCU
4 111 11 Brian Allen C Michigan St.
4 135 35 John Franklin-Myers DL Stephen F. Austin
5 147 10 Micah Kiser ILB Virginia
5 160 23 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo EDGE Oklahoma
6 176 2 John Kelly RB Tennessee
6 192 18 Jamil Demby G Maine
6 195 21 Sebastian Joseph DL Rutgers
6 205 31 Trevon Young EDGE Louisville
7 231 13 Travin Howard LB TCU
7 244 26 Justin Lawler DE SMU