Top reasons to meet 3 undrafted free agents on LA Rams roster

LA Rams August 22, 2020 in Inglewood, California.
LA Rams August 22, 2020 in Inglewood, California. /
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Top reasons to meet 3 Undrafted Free Agents on LA Rams roster

The LA Rams have an excellent track record of finding and developing NFL players selected after the NFL Draft. Undrafted Free Agents (UDFAs) are the lifeblood of the NFL experience – the “Longshots” that everyone roots for. Who had made the roster for the Rams and what can we expect from them in 2020? We love undrafted free agents. There have been several players in NFL history who didn’t get to hear their names in the NFL Draft and make successful careers for themselves. Remember New England Patriots wide receiver, Wes Welker? He was undrafted.

The Rams have had several undrafted guys make an impact on the team throughout the years as well. Running back Malcolm Brown was an undrafted free agent in 2015. Defensive end Morgan Fox was added to the team as an undrafted free agent in 2016. Of course, former Rams inside linebacker free agent Cory Littleton was as well. Just because a player is not picked in the draft, it doesn’t spell the end of a player’s career.

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This season, 33 undrafted free agent rookies made final roster cuts. The Rams have three of those, which is 300 percent above the norm.

How do players get overlooked? There could be many reasons. It could be that they played at a smaller school, like Morgan Fox who played at the University of Colorado State-Pueblo. Others didn’t test well or were buried on depth charts at bigger schools like Malcolm Brown was at Texas. Sometimes the talent pool for a particular position exceeds the NFL demand for that position. In 2020, talented wide receivers and running backs were far more plentiful than the corresponding NFL need.

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Every year, new undrafted free agents make impacts in the league as surprise players that were overlooked during the transitional process between seasons. Who are the new undrafted players who are on the Rams roster?