3 reactions to Rams first unofficial depth chart release for 2019 season

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3. Starting job is Joseph-Day’s to lose

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Despite failing to see any action on the field as a rookie in 2018, Sebastian Joseph-Day was considered one of the players worth keeping an eye on when it comes to competing for the starting job at nose tackle this season.

Without question, the decision by Los Angeles to move on from Ndamukong Suh was the right one since paying the veteran defender all that money would have simply been too much for another year.

Clearly, Joseph-Day still has a long way to go to prove he can in fact handle the responsibilities of being the starter, but with the release of the depth chart, it appears the job is his to lose at this point.

Los Angeles never would have selected Joseph-Day in the sixth round back in 2018 if there wasn’t some sort of belief he was capable of eventually becoming a key contributor on defense for Wade Phillips.

Depending on how Joseph-Day looks in preseason against the Raiders, it will be interesting to see if the former Rutgers star remains in the spot once the next unofficial depth chart is released down the road.