4. Greg Gaines: Round 4
Making the decision to move on from Ndamukong Suh couldn’t have been easy for the Rams this offseason, but from a financial perspective, this was clearly the right move for Los Angeles so some of that money could be spent elsewhere.
Greg Gaines may not be anywhere close to the same impact level as Suh since the veteran has proven to be one of the best at what he does throughout his career, but the hope is the new rookie can benefit from playing alongside Aaron Donald, arguably the best in the game.
Gaines certainly brings a lot to the table for the Rams with his ability to stop the run, and this once again appears to have all sorts of potential in regards to being another value pick during the Sean McVay era.
Seeing Gaines work his way into the starting role as a rookie may sound like a long shot, but don’t be surprised if he still ends up with a significant amount of playing time.
Wade Phillips always loves new talent to develop to help bring out the best in the defense, and if all goes well, this should be the case for Gaines as well now that he’s officially part of the picture for the Rams.