Last season, the St. Louis Rams drafted Isaiah Pead in the second round with their third pick .
Many fans were shocked, and some felt that the Rams "reached" for Pead. But after the draft, reports came out that the Rams viewed Pead as a successor to Steven Jackson and not just a change-of-pace running back.
During pre-season, Pead was beat out by 7th round rookie Daryl Richardson. Pead stayed the 3rd-string back up for the rest of the season, and only saw noticeable playing time during the New England Patriots blowout loss.
He finished the season with disappointing stats: 54 rushing yards on 10 carries, 16 receiving yards on 3 catches, and 212 kick return yards on 10 attempts. That's not what you would hope to see out of a 2nd round pick, but he did enough for ESPN's Adam Schefter to take notice.
NFC Breakout Player In 2013 - Isaiah Pead?
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