7 Rams facing most pressure for roster cuts before 2018 preseason finale
4. Temarrick Hemingway
Over the last couple of years, the Rams have done an excellent job building up the tight end position by taking advantage of previous drafts with players like Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett to give the offense a much better chance of ranking near the top of the league. These two may not be up there with some of the other tight ends in the league, but playing in a system like McVay’s will hopefully help both Higbee and Everett elevate their games to a whole new level in 2018.
Of course, with players like Higbee and Everett taking on larger roles, this could mean Los Angeles may end up deciding there’s not much of a need for other players at the position, which is where Temarrick Hemingway could come into play. A former sixth-round pick from 2016, Hemingway failed to play during his second season in the league last year after suffering a fractured fibula in the preseason.
While the Rams have every reason to want to give Hemingway another chance to prove himself at the end of the day, McVay also has to take into consideration if he would rather use the tight end’s roster spot on a different position. Then again, McVay does have a history of developing tight ends, and if Hemingway makes a strong enough case, he could fit in well playing with his two other teammates.