5 St. Louis Rams Players Who Will Surprise in Training Camp

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5 St. Louis Rams Players Who Will Surprise in Training Camp
Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Don't be shocked to hear good news about Isaiah Pead.

Training camp is right around the corner for the St. Louis Rams.

They’ve already got an up-and-coming defense, led by James Laurinaitis, Chris Long and Cortland Finnegan. They also have young talent expected to make a splash on that side of the ball and propel them into the top third of the league in players like Alec Ogletree and T.J. McDonald.

The Rams' offense has been lagging behind for years now, but it has finally received a major overhaul. Two high-profile arrivals—former Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook and former West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin—are supposed to get most of the opposition’s defensive attention.

Everyone else on the Rams' offense should make opposing defenses pay for focusing on Cook and Austin.

At this stage of his career, Isaiah Pead should surprise exactly no one if he turns in a phenomenal training camp. Although rookie running backs usually fare better than their counterparts at most other positions and Pead didn’t exactly enjoy his rookie 2012 season, he’s still a former second-round pick.

He just had limited opportunities as a first-year player.

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