6. Dominique Easley
Prior to last season before the offense emerged as one of the top units in the league, it was the Rams’ defense that was one of the few positives from the 2016 season, with Dominique Easley being one of the surprise factors. After his release from the New England Patriots, Los Angeles felt confident enough in signing Easley to a one-year deal since he was a former first-round pick for a reason, and while everything went smooth for the most part in 2016, the defensive tackle was forced to miss all of last year.
Suffering a torn ACL during training camp last summer was a crushing blow for the Rams at the time since the team was excited to see what kind of impact Easley could have made during his second season with the team. And even though Los Angeles took the safe approach this past offseason by signing Easley to a one-year deal while he continued to recover from the injury, there are no guarantees when it comes to him returning to his usual ways on defense.
Not to mention, Easley seems like more of a risk since this injury has occurred multiple times throughout his football career. Easley may be part of the active roster at the moment after being removed from the PUP list last week, but it will be interesting to see what the Rams end up deciding on the former Florida star.