The Los Angeles Rams used one of their eight draft picks this year on Greg Gaines to help fill the void left by Ndamukong Suh on the defensive line.
Leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams were hoping to add depth to the defensive line to help fill the void left by Ndamukong Suh, which they did in the fourth round by selecting Washington’s Greg Gaines.
From a realistic standpoint, the Rams realize that Gaines is nowhere close to being on the same level of Suh since the veteran has proven to be an absolute freakish athlete throughout his career, although it is surprising to still see him without a home for 2019.
Unfortunately, the main reason why Suh is still in search of his next team is most likely related to one of the main reasons why Los Angeles decided not to bring him back in his asking price being too high.
While the Rams were able to get away with paying Suh all of that money last season, the team knew they wouldn’t be able to pull that off for a second year in a row since the salary cap space is already a little too tight.
At least with Gaines, the potential is there for Los Angeles to see results right away during his rookie campaign to give them a better chance of competing again in the NFC with their eyes set on another Super Bowl appearance.
In fact, as tough as it may be to believe, Gaines seems like a much better option for the Rams over Suh on defense during the 2019 season, and here a few reasons to back the claim up.