Way too early LA Rams 2020 starter projections

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Obviously, Aaron Donald is number one for the DE spot.  There should be no arguments as he is a future HOFer. The disagreements might be with fans having Robinson as the nose tackle over Brockers. While all three will start in a base 3-4 package Robinson is more physically logical to anchor the defense than Brockers. He’s younger and the Rams signed him specifically for the nose tackle role.  Brockers will assume the other defensive end role, which should help his pass-rush immensely.

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Cornerbacks will be led by Jalen Ramsey as he should return as the premier corner of the league, Ramsey will start on the left side, but his role could change in the defense based on conversations he is currently having with new defensive coordinator Brandon Staley.   Opposite him, the Rams will have some options, but I project Troy Hill. He only allowed 1.9 reception and 22.8 yards receiving per game over-performing for an undrafted vet.

Defensive backfield

Terrell Burgess will be in the slot, though I expect him to be used in more ways than just that way. His utility means he should be on the field at all times. Lastly, I have David Long at the 4th spot on the chart. In times a 4th corner is needed, or Troy Hill underperforms he will see the field.

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Last but not least FS/SS. Both Taylor Rapp and John Johnson III can play both at it didn’t seem right to label them one or the other. Johnson is better than average and can be fringe elite at times and should make the starting spot in. a contract year. Rapp had a solid rookie campaign and with the departure of Eric Weddle will take the other safety spot.