The LA Rams appear to be content with the current roster as is heading into the 2020 NFL Draft. Here are 5 positions the Rams will ultimately address via 2020 UFDAs
The LA Rams need help at many places right now. Too many for a six-pick NFL Draft. That’s concerning a lot of fans right now, particularly those who have followed the exit of each contributor. Some fans simply watch the headlines, shake their head when a familiar Rams player signs elsewhere, and go about their lives.
But there are those who have tracked the Rams decisions to walk away from role players like CB Nickell Robey-Coleman, S Marqui Christian, and DE Morgan Fox. These fans notice something far more subtle, and perhaps far more concerning, about this Rams team. The pipeline for future stars, those players were were “paying their dues” to earn playing time, are suddenly no longer in the queue for the Rams.
Meanwhile, as the LA Rams try to find the money to sign players to reload the roster, the roster is not filling up. Other team rosters are adding players now, players in the second more-reasonably-priced wave of free agents. But the Rams need to account for re-signing Austin Blythe and adding A’Shawn Robinson and Leonard Floyd. The Rams have no kicker, are far too shallow at many positions, and the team hasn’t shown any interest in taking the necessary steps to help free up salary cap space. Stalemate.
The emergency parachute to all of this is the period of time immediately following the NFL Draft. The candy-scramble of NFL teams to sign NFL-caliber talent in the free-for-all which has become the trademark of the undrafted free agency period. Recently, the Rams have tapped that UDFA pool of talent very effectively. They’ll need to do even better in 2020.