The Los Angeles Rams remain busy following the 2019 NFL Draft after agreeing to terms with 14 undrafted free agents.
Just because the 2019 NFL Draft is officially in the books for the Los Angeles Rams doesn’t necessarily mean things are going to slow down anytime soon for the NFC champions since now begins the fun part in helping the new additions up to speed.
From selecting David Long in the third round to adding depth at running back with Darrell Henderson to help take some of the pressure off Todd Gurley in the backfield, the Rams have plenty of reasons to be excited about this year’s draft class.
Not to mention, Los Angeles should be excited as well over the 14 undrafted free agents they recent agreed to terms with since when it comes to this department, it’s always fun to see which players have legitimate shots at making the roster down the road.
Right away, there are two main factors that stand out the most in regards to the 14 players added by the Rams after the draft.
First off, linebacker was one of the areas that Los Angeles was expected to focus on in the draft, and while there is excitement over landing Dakota Allen in the final round, some will say it was surprising not to see them address the position earlier on.
In the new group of undrafted free agents, the Rams decided to bring on three linebackers (Landis Durham, Natrez Patrick, and Troy Reeder to make it seem like they’re still unsure about the position with the hope they find a steal worth developing in one of these guys.
As for the other position that stands out the most in the recent signings, Los Angeles also added three tight ends to the mix in Kendall Blanton, Romello Brooker, and Keenan Brown to make this an interesting position battle worth keeping an eye on over the next couple of months.
Tight end wasn’t considered a top priority for the Rams in the draft since they had bigger needs at other positions, but also this shows their uncertainty heading into 2019, and puts extra pressure on current members such as Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee.
Long shots or not, it’s always entertaining to watch undrafted players make the most out of their situations by competing for a roster spot after failing to find a team during the actual draft.
No matter what, at least Rams fans should feel confident in Sean McVay and the rest of the coaching staff in determining down the road whether any of these players deserve a shot on the roster to put the team in the best position possible to compete for another Super Bowl run.