5. Marqui Christian
Since coming on board in 2016 following his release from the Arizona Cardinals, Marqui Christian has helped provide depth at the safety position for the Rams, but what kind of playing time the former Midwestern State product sees in 2019 is up in the air.
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Los Angeles made it clear during this year’s draft their intentions of hoping that Taylor Rapp, who they used their first pick on in the second round, develops into a starting safety down the road since Eric Weddle isn’t going to be around forever at his age.
Since Rapp is a rookie, the Rams understand the importance of being patient with their new safety, but also will most likely try to give him as much playing time as possible during his first NFL season.
If this results in Christian seeing less time on the field, then so be it since Los Angeles knows they need to do what’s best for the defense in the long run since there’s a reason the team was so high on Rapp in the draft.
Keep in mind that Los Angeles took into consideration the possibility of going with Rapp in the first round originally at No. 31, showing the kind of potential the safety has on defense.
Christian has always been a long shot for playing time over the last couple of years, but it’s safe to say this is the most pressure he’s ever faced now that Rapp is part of the picture.