St. Louis Rams Rookie Stock Report: Week 9


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The Rams capped off a shocking road upset win over the San Francisco 49ers with a goal line stand. St. Louis got plenty of contributions from their first year players. Here is Ramblin’ Fan’s breakdown of the 2014 rookie draft class after the win:

Greg Robinson: EVEN

Robinson started at left tackle. He gave up only one quarterback hit during the game against an injured but resilient 49ers defensive line. This was a relatively quiet showing for Robinson as he held his own for most of the game.

Aaron Donald: Stock UP

Donald got his third sack of the season and added a quarterback hit and one tackle for loss. The soft spoken kid out of Pitt is showing why he was so highly touted in the draft. He added another good game to his credit as he contends for defensive rookie of the year honors.

Lamarcus Joyner: EVEN

Joyner played solid in the nickel spot. He had five tackles and he almost picked off QB Colin Kapernick early in the game. He did commit a late defensive holding penalty that kept the 49ers offense alive. It seems every week Joyner is whistled for at least one holding or interference call.

Tre Mason: Stock UP

Mason led the team in carries again. He finished with 19 carries for 65 yards. Zac Stacy did not play and Benny Cunningham had four carries for ten yards and three catches for 38 yards. Tre found several cutback lanes during the game but he was contained for the most part behind a offensive line that is looking to get together while also staying healthy.

Mo Alexander: EVEN


E.J. Gaines: EVEN

Gaines started on the outside again due to CB Janoris Jenkins’ injury. He ended his day with six tackles and a great deep pass defense against WR Michael Crabtree late in the game. The Rams should consider re-evaluating his role once Jenkins returns. Will he return to being just a dime package corner?

Trey Watts: Stock UP

Watts saw more playing time than RB Zac Stacy against the 49ers. He caught one pass for six yards. RB Benny Cunningham handles most of the receiving duties out of the backfield, but Watts has shown promise in that area.

Ethan Westbrooks: EVEN

Westbrooks was inactive again.

Alex Bayer: EVEN


Marcus Roberson: Stock DOWN

Roberson started opposite Gaines again as head coach Jeff Fisher looked to ease CB Trumaine Johnson back into the lineup. However, he was limited to only a few drives due to an ankle injury that’s been bothering him, and Johnson eventually took his place on the outside. He was the defender who left WR Anquan Boldin open for his 27 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. His role should decrease significantly once the rest of the corners get healthy.

Check back after the Rams play the Cardinals for our Rams Rookie Stock Report for Week 10.