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2019 Los Angeles Rams roster preview: RB Justin Davis looks to continue his journey

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Justin Davis has been able to impress in short spurts in his two preseasons with the team. Can that continue in 2019?

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Being a hometown kid, the only thing Los Angeles Rams RB Justin Davis knows is California. After attending USC for four years, Davis was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Rams, and has spent both of his years in the NFL with them.

Roster Battle

The battle for roster spots at the running back position is going to be fierce, to put it lightly. Star RB Todd Gurley and third-round draft pick Darrell Henderson are absolute locks to make the roster, meaning there’s likely two roster spots open for the remainder of Malcolm Brown, John Kelly, and Davis.

Brown was just recently re-signed by the Rams as they decided to match his offer from the Detroit Lions, though the pay is quite minimal. Kelly was a sixth-round pick in 2018 and has shown flashes of explosion like Davis.

Expectations

There are simply too many running backs on the roster for Davis to have any real impact this season. The best shot for Davis to leave his mark is during the preseason, as he and Kelly are likely to receive a decent amount of work. Davis has been productive in his first two preseasons, so it wouldn’t be surprising if he could replicate the same production (particularly from 2017).

Chances of making the final roster (3/10)

Gurley is a lock, Henderson is a lock, and Brown is likely going to have himself a roster spot. That means the duo of Kelly and Davis are likely to be battling for the final spot on the running back depth chart. The battle will come down to which guy offers more on special teams.