LA Rams have 5 players ripe for Pro Bowl seasons in 2020
The LA Rams have plenty of talented players. Both on offense and defense, established veterans who are perennial stars are projected to put in another season of sustaining their NFL star status. Over the years, the Rams have been an incubation chamber of NFL talent. The team has an uncanny knack of finding prospects ripe with NFL potential, and then patiently developing those players over the course of several years into talented players.
But every now and then, a player comes along who just “gets it”. When that happens, the chemistry between players and coaching staff shows up in a big way on the field. For many reasons, those special types of connections convert into special types of players. After all, it makes sense, doesn’t it? If a player is so finely attuned to the methods taught by position coaches and coordinators, they’ll most likely deliver that same comprehension more quickly and thoroughly than their teammates.
Spotlights vs. Stars
We’ve seen it happen for the Rams before. Players who are average to above average on other teams suddenly emerge into football stars when they wear the horns. Perfect examples are that of former Rams stars Dante Fowler Jr. and Cory Littleton. While Fowler was an above-average defender with the Jacksonville Jaguars, he didn’t unleash his full potential until he signed on with the LA Rams in 2018. From that point on, he played at an entirely different level.
A different path awaited Cory Littleton. He was an undrafted inside linebacker for the Rams who impressed coaches so well on special teams that he was given an opportunity to play defensive snaps. From that moment on, he never looked back. And so, the Rams have a new season, and we’re left wondering who will step up in a big way. Who might that be? We have five players who are well-positioned to play at a pro-bowl level in 2020.