LA Rams new DC Brandon Staley boasted about 4 rookies selected in the 2020 NFL Draft
The LA Rams‘ first draft for their new defensive coordinator Brandon Staley is in the history books. Of the nine players chosen in the draft, the Rams selected four offensive players, four defensive players, and one special teams’ player. Will that give Staley enough talent to work with as he congeals his defense for 2020? Or said more simply, is there every enough of a good thing?
Perhaps not when it comes to the number of rookies added from the NFL Draft. But LA Rams DC Staley knew as the team headed into the 2020 NFL Draft that no matter his needs, the team would take care of head coach Sean McVay’s offense first. After all, the Rams parted ways to two talented skill players from the offense in the offseason. So the team likely had already decided to focus upon replacing both of those players first
Defense addressed in round three
After those two needs were addressed, the team could then turn towards the defensive side of the ball. While the team lost starters, the defensive depth was far more robust. In fact, many players on the defensive side of the ball already earned defensive snaps as part of their rotation.
Many post-draft evaluations were positive, as the Rams seemed to find solid fits for their needs. But what about the views of the coaching staff themselves? It just so happened that Stu Jackson at Therams.com posted a recent article about the LA Rams’ new defensive coordinator’s views about his share of the 2020 NFL Draft class.