St. Louis Rams Rookie Stock Report: Week 15
By Mark Warren
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
The entire offensive line struggled, but most of the pressures came from the right side of the line. C Scott Wells makes glaring mistakes and penalties every week, and RG Davin Joseph looks sluggish and outmatched. RT Joe Barksdale continues having a poor season after playing so well last year. Robinson has progressed since he was drafted and the more experience he gets against aggressive defenses like Arizona’s will only serve to make him better.
Donald notched another sack, now giving him eight on the season. That one hit on QB Drew Stanton caused him to sprain his MCL and partially tear his ACL.
Lamarcus Joyner: EVEN
Joyner was healthy but did not play again, as SS Mark Barron continues to carve out a role for himself in Gregg Williams’ defense. One must wonder what Joyner’s role will be with the team moving forward.
Tre Mason: Stock DOWN
Mason had a down game against Arizona. He fumbled deep in Rams territory, which resulted in points for the Cardinals. He finished with 33 yards on 13 carries. Bruce Arians’ team has been stingy against the run all season, and the patchwork offensive line of the Rams is not doing any favors for Mason.
Mo Alexander: EVEN
Alexander played special teams again but did not make a tackle this week.
E.J. Gaines: EVEN
Gaines started on the outside again. He totaled seven tackles on Thursday night. For the season the rookie has 67 tackles, two interceptions, 14 passes defensed and one fumble recovery. Gaines leads the team in passes defensed, the closest behind him is OLB Alec Ogletree with 12 batted balls.
Trey Watts: EVEN
Watts played on special teams but did not make any plays.
Ethan Westbrooks: EVEN
He was inactive this week.
Alex Bayer: EVEN
Marcus Roberson: EVEN
Check back after the Rams play the Giants to see our updated rookie stock report.