Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
Larry Rose III was a four-year starter at New Mexico State where he led the Aggies in rushing each of those seasons. As a sophomore he was named as the 2016 Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year as he led the conference in rushing with 1,651 yards, 14 touchdowns, 30 receptions for 283 receiving yards, and scoring two touchdowns. His junior year, he was named to the Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference adding to his accomplishments. As a true freshman, he started eight games carrying the ball 186 times for 1,102 yards, scoring nine touchdowns, 23 receptions for 172 yards with one touchdown.
Rose compiled over 4,558 rushing yards for a 5.9 average, 133 receptions for 1,157 receiving yards, and 5,715 total yards from scrimmage and 42 total touchdowns throughout his collegiate career.
Rose is small in stature, but is a shifty back with the ability to make defenders miss to create extra yardage. Has very quick feet which allows him to bounce around piles and defenders and the ability to burst through running lanes. His great vision and a arsenal of moves gives him the ability to run the ball with quick cut back moves, against the grain without losing his balance or momentum.
He has the speed and agility to run outside to turn the corner and get up the field for sizable gains. His ability to follows his blocks anywhere on the field is impeccable, that allows him to be a threat of going the distance. As a multipurpose back, he's effective and very dangerous in space. His ability to make defenders miss in the open field and catch the ball sets him up as a potential third-down back at the next level. As a receiver out of the backfield makes him a very dangerous back especially in the open field providing a one-on-one mismatch with a linebacker or safety.
Rose potentially can be a great third-down back for the Rams if he can break the 53-man roster. Coach Sean McVay is looking for the explosive back who can relieve Todd Gurley some on third downs who fit the proto-type of Chris Thompson he once coach with the Washington Redskins. It will be a tough camp and roster to crack, as the Rams already have in addition to Gurley, are Malcolm Brown, Justin Davis, and rookie from the University of Tennessee, John Kelly.
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