Rookie running back Zac Stacy caught the ball well out of the backfield, including when he had to extend for passes outside his frame. Stacy is in position to get significant carries as a rookie fifth-round draft choice, but it's too early to know how the position will shake out. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer expects a committee approach. Pass protection is one initial concern because Stacy, Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson are so young.
That's likely because no one has emerged as the clear cut favorite and/or the Rams don't want to hand the job to one of their young backs. We think Daryl Richardson is in the lead due to his good performance last season (4.8 YPC), but the team likes Pead and Stacy as well. A full-blown RBBC is a distinct possibility.