With the Los Angeles Rams kicking off preseason on Saturday night, Sebastian Joseph-Day is one player worth keeping an eye on.
After months of being patient and waiting, preseason will finally get underway for the Los Angeles Rams Saturday night when the team takes on the Oakland Raiders.
If last summer is any indication of what to expect over the next couple of weeks, Sean McVay will most likely end up resting most of his starters during preseason, meaning the players battling for starting jobs or roster spots should see plenty of action.
Just like every other team across the league, Los Angeles has plenty of players who will be looking to make a serious impact from now until the end of August, and right near the top of the list is Sebastian Joseph-Day.
A few days ago, Joseph-Day was listed as a current starter on the first unofficial release of the team’s depth chart, although the former Rutgers star still has a long way to go in regards to proving himself worthy.
Just because Joseph-Day has been one of the players who has been standing out the most over the last few months doesn’t necessarily guarantee he will be the starter come September when the Rams kick off the season against the Carolina Panthers.
If anything, Los Angeles would love nothing more than to see Joseph-Day spend these next few weeks proving his value on the defensive side of the football, beginning Saturday night when taking on Oakland.
Back in the offseason, the Rams knew they were making a difficult decision in moving on from Ndamukong Suh since the asking price was going to be too high, but at least players like Joseph-Day should help fill the void left by the veteran defender.
Even though Joseph-Day spent his rookie year watching from the sidelines, Los Angeles never would have used a sixth-round pick on the defender during the draft in 2018 if they didn’t see some sort of long-term potential.
Wade Phillips has a history of bringing out the best in defensive players, and while there are plenty of exciting players to choose from on defense once again in 2019, the excitement surrounding Joseph-Day already seems super high.
Plus, with teammates such as Greg Gaines looking to make a name for himself as well, Los Angeles would certainly benefit from Joseph-Day feeling a little extra motivated this preseason.
So once the Rams officially take the field on Saturday, fans better keep an eye on how Joseph-Day looks, because this is the perfect opportunity for the young defender to shine.