While the Los Angeles Rams have been keeping themselves busy at the NFL Combine, Notre Dame’s Jerry Tillery was another player the NFC champions met with.
The Los Angeles Rams have been keeping themselves busy over the last couple of days at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, as the NFC champions are keeping a close eye on which rookies have the potential to help the team make another run at the Super Bowl.
Losing to the New England Patriots the way they did during Super Bowl 53 was a tough pill to swallow for the Rams, but the good news is all signs point to Sean McVay‘s squad being a top contender once again during the 2019 season in the NFC.
While Los Angeles is known for their high-powered offense run by Jared Goff, the defense is loaded with just as much talent as well.
Watching Aaron Donald set a career high of 20.5 sacks on his way to earning Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second year in a row is just one of many examples of how good this defense of the Rams can be, but there’s always room for improvement.
Even before the combine, Los Angeles was expected to focus on adding some depth at defensive tackle this offseason, and while plenty of prospects have been standing out in Indianapolis, Jerry Tillery.
Just like plenty of other players this weekend, Tillery caught the attention of teams looking to add another playmaker on the defensive side of the football. And while the Rams still have plenty of evaluating to do in the next few months, it was a good sign to see the team meet with the Notre Dame standout.
Of course, just because Tillery believes he would be a great fit on defense for a team like Los Angeles doesn’t necessarily mean this is a move guaranteed to happen since there’s still plenty of time until the draft, but at least this gives fans another player to keep an eye on moving forward.
From setting a career high as a senior with the Fighting Irish by recording seven sacks or simply using massive strength to his advantage against opponents, Tillery getting a chance to work with Wade Phillips seems like it would have potential written all over it.
Like most rookies, Tillery has a few areas in need of improvement in order to help bring out the best in the defender at the NFL level, but at least teams like the Rams would obviously be willing to work with the youngster.
More than ever, Los Angeles is going to be feeling all sorts of pressure heading into the new season after finishing on top of the NFC, and while Tillery isn’t going to fill all the voids on the defensive side of the football, the Rams will take any help possible.