Rookie fifth-round pick Zac Stacy continues to emerge as a threat, and he rushed for 79 yards against the very tough Houston Texans defense on Sunday.
Stacy’s emergence has been a key to the Rams’ victories in the last two weeks. Stacy is versatile, and he can also make an impact in the passing game, as he had two receptions for 11 yards on Sunday as well.
Before their Week 5 matchup against the Jaguars, Stacy accumulated just four yards on one carry. Since then, Stacy has racked up 157 rushing yards while maintaining a 4.9 yards per carry average.
Those numbers don’t jump off of the page, but Stacy has brought some stability to the Rams’ rushing attack. Instead of loading the box, defenses are now forced to account for Stacy, which creates some downfield opportunities for Bradford.
When watching Stacy, his rushing style reminds me a bit of Maurice Jones-Drew, but he seems to be a little quicker than Jones-Drew in the open field.
Stacy is far from a finished product, but he is on the fast track to becoming the Rams running back of the future.