Rams name Daryl Richardson starter at running back

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The St. Louis Rams have named Daryl Richardson as the starting running back from Week 1 of the NFL season.

Richardson, 23, beat out a slue of other running backs to be at the top of the depth chart.

The Rams are running the spread offense this season which makes Richardson (5’10” and 195 pounds) an option to easily surpass 200 carries and push for 50 receptions on the season.

Isaiah Pead, Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham are all below him on the depth chart.

Last season Richardson ran the ball 98 times for 475 yards and added 24 receptions for 163 yards.