Jake Funk
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The Rams drafted Funk in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 233rd overall, a context that had the Maryland product poised to battle for depth slotting in the team's backfield. Alas, Funk's chances to both make the team's 53-man roster, as well as contribute as a rookie, were boosted by the unfortunate Achilles' injury that befell top back Cam Akers in July. Also in the mix for touches in the Rams' post-Akers backfield are Darrell Henderson, Xavier Jones and Raymond Calais. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.59 million contract with the Rams in May of 2021.
Climbs depth chart
RBLos Angeles Rams
July 21, 2021
Funk will move up the depth chart after teammate Cam Akers suffered a torn Achilles, but the rookie still looks to be behind Darrell Henderson and Xavier Jones in the Rams backfield, Kevin Modesti of The Orange County Register reports.
This is the type of situation where a little-known player could make an impact, but as a rookie seventh-round pick, Funk will need to earn a roster spot first and foremost. He was a backup throughout most of his college career at Maryland, before taking 60 carries for 516 yards and three touchdowns in five games his senior season. Funk then boosted his draft stock with a sub-4.5-second 40-yard dash at his pro day, ultimately landing in Los Angeles on draft day with the 233rd overall pick. In addition to Henderson, Jones and Funk, the Rams have scatbacks Raymond Calais and Otis Anderson on their roster. The team could still add veteran help, but most reports suggest they'll avoid a big-name addition.
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