Rookie defensive back
The LA Rams selected defensive back Terrell Burgess as a very intriguing prospect. He has the chops to play virtually any defensive back role on the LA Rams defense. Standing 5-foot-11 and weighing 202-pounds, he is an ideal size to play outside corner, slot corner, or drop into the third safety role the Rams favor for some nickel packages.
The Rams used the temporary injury to safety Taylor Rapp to put both rookie defensive backs Terrell Burgess and Jordan Fuller through their paces with the defense. Both responded very well.
It’s not a stretch to say both exceeded expectations
Burgess is the more versatile of the two rookies. As such, he has a much longer learning curve ahead of him. That’s due to the fact that he will be rotating in and out of multiple roles on this defense. Each role is different and takes time to learn. But it’s all wisely invested time. Here’s why.
The LA Rams have star CB capable of filling any role in the secondary. CB Troy Hill can play the slot and outside role but is best suited for a zone-defense like role. His teammate, Darious Williams, is best suited for an outside cornerback role and press-man coverage. Burgess has the flexibility to absorb snaps at any position on the defense. With so much depending on the teams secondary, that will be a critical role for the team’s success