Juan Thornhill to meet with Los Angeles Rams before draft
Juan Thornhill is another name worth keeping an eye on for the Los Angeles Rams heading into the 2019 NFL Draft.
In less than a month, the Los Angeles Rams will be participating in the 2019 NFL Draft along with every other team, as the NFC champions look to help fill needs at certain positions to put them in better position to compete once again next season.
After coming up shy when it mattered the most in Super Bowl 53 against the New England Patriots, the Rams would love nothing more than to have another shot at hoisting the Lombardi Trophy next season, which unfortunately is always easier said than done.
Talent wise, Los Angeles has every reason to believe they will put together another run at the Super Bowl when looking at the talent they’re fortunate enough to work with on both sides of the football.
But with teams like the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles being on the same level talent wise, the Rams realize the importance of making sure they put together another successful draft under Sean McVay.
With that being said, there will be plenty of speculation from now until the end of April over which players Los Angeles is expressing the most interest in, one of which appears to be Virginia’s Juan Thornhill to potentially add depth at safety.
At the moment, the Rams are in great position at safety after replacing Lamarcus Joyner with Eric Weddle to play alongside John Johnson. However, since Weddle isn’t getting any younger (34), and may only have one or two good years left in him, Los Angeles knows adding another safety in the draft could pay off in the long run, especially if they didn’t face as much pressure to start right away as a rookie.
Does this mean Thornhill would be a great fit for the Rams on defense? While it’s always exciting to hear plans of players visiting teams, Los Angeles isn’t the only team expressing interest in Thornhill, meaning they may not even get the opportunity to draft the safety.
Still, just the fact that the Rams are expressing interest in Thornhill, who has experience at cornerback as well and is well known for ability to read routes, shows safety seems to be one of the top positions they’re focusing on in the draft.
Only time will tell when it comes to seeing how the meeting goes between Thornhill and the Rams, but at least if things fail to work out, Los Angeles will have plenty of other great prospects to consider at the position.