Scouting the NFC West: 3 Rams FAs Jacksonville Jaguars should target

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
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player. 51. . . . Malcolm Brown, running back. 2

The Jacksonville Jaguars need to give James Robinson help.

Rookie James Robinson was arguably the best Jaguars offensive player and one of their few bright spots in 2020. He quickly established as one of the best running backs in the NFL and the Pro Football Writers Association recently named him to their 2020 All-Rookie team and is a finalist of the Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie of the Year award.

The Illinois State standout will be a key cog in Jacksonville’s offense in 2021, but the team needs to find him help. Last season, he was was responsible for 240 of the Jaguars’ 281 rushing attempts by a running back and the only reason he didn’t get more was because he missed the last two games of the year with an ankle injury.

If the Jaguars want to keep Robinson from breaking down and having a sophomore slump, they need to get him a good backup. Virginia Tech’s Khalil Herbert will be a good option in the draft, but if the team’s brass wants to add a free agent, they should target Malcolm Brown who was part of the Rams’ running back committee in 2020.

On 101 carries, the Texas product racked up 419 yards and five touchdowns and should be relatively fresh as he didn’t carry a big load throughout his six-year career in Los Angeles.