A sixth-year pro, Malcolm Brown provides experience and is dependable -- he rushed for a career-high five touchdowns last season. But expect the young backs to be featured after the Rams recently invested in them with early draft picks.
The Rams traded up to get Henderson last year, but he only played on 8% of the snaps in 2019. Akers was a second round pick back in April, so it makes sense one of these two takes over at some point. The writer feels Akers should be a presence between the tackles but missing offseason workouts because of the pandemic could hurt him, perhaps at least to start the season. We rank Akers the highest among the Ram backs.