Michael Brockers DT
Another first round draft pick, Brockers looks to be in the starting role once again. Last season Brockers finished with 3 sacks along with 44 combined tackles. Not the best stats in the world, as he is partnered right next to Aaron Donald. I think when given the opportunity to start every game, Brockers could be looking at a 6+ sacks season. The Los Angeles Rams already have enough depth on their line, which will give Brockers enough time to recharge during drives. Donald, Hayes, and Sims have proven they can get the job done on an elite level, let’s see if Brockers can take his talents to the next level as well in Los Angeles. Keep an eye Brockers next season, he could steal some sacks from Donald.
Aaron Donald DT
I’m going to make this short and simple. There is no other player in the NFL that can compete like Donald does. Donald is a machine that has yet to be figured out yet by opposing teams. Each year he improves his game, as 2016 may be a defensive player of the year showcase. He deserves it and will already be in the running when season starts. 14 + sack season for Donald next year.
Ethan Westbrooks DT
Along the way, the Rams have found important contributors, such as running back Benny Cunningham, defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks, and All-Pro punter Johnny Hekker after the draft has concluded. Westbrook is another Jeff Fisher underdog player who was given the chance to play, and he sure has. Last year Westbrook played in 13 games, however started none but still totaled 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble. It might be a tough season for Westbrook next year as the following player next may take his spotlight in the Rams depth chart. Westbrook is an average yet great depth filler player.
Dominique Easley DT
The Patriots and Rams basically traded defensive lineman to each other this offseason. With the recent pickup of Dominique Easley, the Rams depth has increased even more. Former first rounder Easley played two years with the Pats and recorded 3 sacks and 26 combined tackles. What I like about Easley is when he signed with the Rams there is zero guaranteed money involved. It’s a last chance for Easley and it comes with joining of the most scariest lines. Easley entered the NFL with a lot of hype and potential when the Patriots drafted him 29th overall in 2014. But Easley’s unwillingness to listen to his coaches or stick to the team’s prescribed injury rehab program led the Patriots to release him last month. It’s a gamble that I think will pay off for the Rams. Easley it’s time to prove yourself.
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