He used that vision and functional strength to become the first running back in Vanderbilt history to record back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.  He left the Commodores as the school’s all-time leading rusher.  Playing against brutal SEC defenses – with one of the most talent deficient rosters in the league – Stacy averaged better than five yards per carry the last two seasons and totaled 24 touchdowns.

Though I think Fisher and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will employ a running back-by-committee approach, it’s completely plausible that this fifth round rookie ends 2013 with more carries than any other back on the roster.

Stacy will be a consistent chain mover and great option in the red zone.

Here’s some video to get you acquainted with Stacy’s ability.

13) All in all, St. Louis drafted seven players from the following schools: West Virginia x 2, Georgia, USC, Alabama, Miami (Fla.) and Vanderbilt.

They also drafted four players who were team captains in 2012 (McDonald, Jones, McGee, and Stacy).

There are few question marks in this group of players.  They all put up number in college at significant programs against top-notch competition.  Not only that, they each fill tremendous holes on the roster.

There might be six 2013 starters among these seven selections.  That is not a complete stretch of the imagination.

This 2013 draft class, upon initial glance, is perhaps the most substantive of any the Rams have ever had in the franchise’s St. Louis history.  And they’ll need more like this to stay long-term contenders in the now brutal NFC West with San Francisco and Seattle.

Best division in football going into the 2013 season.