7 urgent Los Angeles Rams roster needs

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Honorable mention – Depth

It seems that the Rams struggled mightily to plug the holes caused by injuries through the course of 2019. Some of that responsibility falls on poor game planning by the coaching staff to compensate, Compare that to the 2019 season of the Philadelphia Eagles, where the more players who seemed to fall to injury, the more successful the team became.

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So is there a lesson to be learned?  It seems so.

While the Rams continue to send big portions of money to just a few players, the team has failed to ensure the depth needed to get deep into the playoffs. That means the roster must be evaluated multiple times, down to the practice squad.  The 2017 and 2017 teams were unusual season in the fact that the team remained very healthy. 2019 revealed that the roster was far too top heavy.

And perhaps that’s one of the greatest needs of this team. Improve the pipeline of talent before it failes them for the second season in a row.

That means the team will not make a big splash in free agency, which may be the wiser strategy right now.  Perhaps it opens the possibility to the team to fail to re-sign very good players like Cory Littleton, Dante Fowler Jr., or Michael Brockers. If so, that will be a letdown at first.  But the real test is the performance of this team in 2020.

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Could the team instead focus on signing aging veterans who are undervalued and draft behind them for depth.  The Rams could free up enough cap space to significantly improve their depth. And if the team uses their tags wisely, could sign and trade players to add a number of picks for the 2020 NFL draft. Depth is never needed in the NFL until it is too late.