Bleacher Report made predictions for surprise gems with each NFL team, and Greg Gaines was rightfully selected for the Los Angeles Rams.
Even though Greg Gaines is nowhere near the same level as Ndamukong Suh at the moment, the Los Angeles Rams feel confident enough in the rookie defender helping fill part of the void during his first NFL season in 2019.
After looking at the impact Gaines made during his four years spent at Washington, the Rams never would have used a fourth-round pick on the defensive tackle if they didn’t feel confident in him developing into the kind of NFL player they need.
Suh may no longer be part of the picture, but with Gaines now teaming up with one of the best in the business with Aaron Donald, Los Angeles would love nothing more than to see the rookie learn from the two-time Defensive Player of the Year.
Before Gaines and the rest of his Rams teammates know it, training camp will officially be here for the 2019 season, as all eyes will be focused on seeing if the rookie has what it takes to make an immediate impact on the defensive side of the football.
With that being said, the folks over at Bleacher Report decided to have a little fun with this year’s rookie class by going around to each team, and predicting one player that could turn into a surprise gem during their first season of action.
In what shouldn’t come as a surprise one bit, Gaines was listed as the top candidate for the Rams, showing once again just how much excitement there is in regards to Los Angeles potentially earning another mid-round steal from the draft.
It truly is amazing to take into consideration that Los Angeles has yet to hang on to a first-round pick during the Sean McVay era over the last three seasons, but it’s even more amazing to watch some of the talent they manage to land in the mid rounds.
While time will tell when it comes to whether Gaines has what it takes to join the list, keep in mind the Rams have established a strong reputation under McVay of doing their homework when it comes to drafting rookies.
In other words if Bleacher Report ended up being right on the money with their prediction of Gaines, no one would be surprised at all, especially the Rams.