Dec 22, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) tries to tackle St. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy (30) as he carries the ball during a game at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Rams hitching their wagon to Zac Stacy

Don’t expect the St. Louis Rams to select a running back too early in the 2014 NFL Draft. After playing in 14 games and gaining 973 yards as a rookie, Zac Stacy appears to be entrenched as the team’s workhorse running back next year.

Rams General Manager Les Snead recently said he only expects Stacy to improve on his numbers in the offense after his rookie campaign, which included just 12 starts.

“I think he should be more productive because he’ll have more carries,” Snead said, alluding to Stacy’s position as the Rams’ feature back entering next season. “When we drafted him, he’s got nice patience, a nice vision, and if you really analyze running backs, a lot of those guys are the most successful. Because of those traits, it makes you think he can keep continue doing it.”

The Rams got what they wanted out of Stacy last season, who was drafted to pick up the slack after Steven Jackson’s departure to the Atlanta Falcons. Expect Stacy to move up the fantasy draft boards in 2014 since it appears he will be loosing the “sleeper” moniker during the offseason.

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