LA Rams complete 2020 restricted free agent ranking

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LA Rams Donte Deayon
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DB Deayon

DB Donte Deayon (RFA) – Donte Deayon is a defensive back signed to the team’s practice squad in December 2018, and finally signed to the 53-man roster in November 2019.

Background – Deayon played off and on for the New York Giants in 2017 and 2018 before being cut and signed to the LA Rams. He’s enjoyed no better than spot duty over his three-year NFL career.

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Strengths – While most of his time has been serving on the NFL practice squad of an NFL Team, Donte Deayon remains ready to be called up at a moment’s notice and play in the NFL.

Weaknesses – Standing 5-foot-9 and weighing just 159-pounds, he is judged as not durable for the physical play inherent in the NFL today.  He could fill an NFL team’s need as a slot cornerback. Unfortunately, the Rams have two such players on the roster already.

Team Impact – Slight. Deayon played just four percent of the Rams defensive snaps, and nine percent of the team’s special team snaps.

Estimated market value – The going rate for a tender offer is $2.1 million, and that’s about where Deayon could look if he were to sign on as a backup cornerback today.

Projected team action – Uncertain if the Rams make the tender offer.  $2 million for such small production is too much of an investment with such salary cap constraints.

Most likely team to sign him – Look for both the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys to sniff around. If no team signs him, the Rams would likely welcome a chance to re-sign him for $800k per year.