Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed that RB Isaiah Pead is in the mix to start this season.
Pead barely got off the bench as a rookie, receiving just 10 carries all season as he fell behind Daryl Richardson. Now there's a massive opportunity with Steven Jackson in Atlanta, and Fisher hasn't lost faith in his second-round pick. "He'll get his opportunity this year. ... He's got a chance to make a lot of big plays for us." Like most young backs, Pead needs to show improvement in ball security and pass protection. But he has more upside than Richardson as a superior inside runner, and is the current favorite to lead this committee. The Rams will also add more talent to the position, possibly via April's draft.