It's safe to say that Zac Stacy was taken aback when his Rams picked Georgia tailback Todd Gurley in the first round of the NFL Draft. Stacy had just one word when he learned that the St. Louis running back platoon would now go five players deep:
It didn't take long for Vanderbilt's all-time leading rusher to bring up his qualms with the Rams' front office. According to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, the bulky back has already requested a lifeline out of the Gateway City.
Here's what Schefter had to say about "Zak.":
Rams RB Zak Stacy, who tweeted "Yikes" after STL drafted Todd Gurley, has requested a trade and team is open to moving him, per NFL source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 1, 2015
Stacy ran for 973 yards and seven touchdowns in a breakout rookie season, but he was usurped on the Rams' depth chart by Tre Mason last season. With Gurley in tow and Benny Cunningham battling for touches, it stands to reason that his role would have shrunk even more in 2015. Now he'll have the chance to rebuild his reputation as a bruising runner for a tailback needy team if his trade request is met.
There are several destinations that make sense for the former Commodore, who could be moved this weekend for a late round pick. The Dallas Cowboys could use a carry-absorbing back to fill the role that Demarco Murray vacated this spring. The Atlanta Falcons are looking for someone to light the flaming arrow that kicks off Stephen Jackson's viking funeral. The Cardinals, Panthers, Browns, Lions, Colts, Dolphins, Saints, Giants, Jets, 49ers, Buccaneers, Titans, and Patriots could all use a bullish, pile-pushing runner as well.