2. Rapp provides potential for future at safety
From a financial perspective, the decision to move on from Lamarcus Joyner this offseason before the safety joined the Oakland Raiders was smart by the Rams since that money was better off elsewhere.
Plus, when seeing how their decision to move on from Joyner led to Eric Weddle agreeing to come on board, the argument can be made that Los Angeles upgraded in a way at the position, even if the veteran is only part of the short-term plan.
With Weddle only being a short-term answer since the veteran isn’t getting any younger, this was one of the main the main reasons why the Rams were expected to add a safety during this year’s draft.
Taylor Rapp is another one of those players in which Los Angeles knows they can afford to be patient with during his rookie campaign before the time comes later on for him to hopefully become a starter.
Between his blazing speed along with tackling ability, Rapp brings plenty to the table for the Rams to love, and it’s easy to understand their desire for drafting him after trading down a few times to later in the second round since the Washington product has all sorts of potential.