7 steps to get the LA Rams to the Super Bowl this year
By Bret Stuter
II – Fill roster holes and depth
Hey, did you know that the LA Rams are still rather shallow at a number of key positions on this roster? And if you factor in the likely loss in 2022 of players on expired contracts, the Rams must still add needed player depth at the offensive line, at defensive back, at inside linebacker, and finally at outside linebacker.
The Rams need to do something instantly at the offensive center position. Even just to add an NFL veteran, because while there is hope for a healthy Brian Allen and a ready-to-step-up Coleman Shelton, neither generated much evidence of competing for a start in 2020.
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But it won’t stop there. In fact, it only starts there. The Rams current roster hasn’t staggered contracts to expire in different years. So 2022 will hit the offensive line, linebacker, and cornerback positions very hard. We believe that the team should take advantage of that fact, trade players with just one-year remaining, and use picks gained by drafting players who can fill roles on the team next year.
The Rams have enough talent to win plenty of games right now. But a 16 or 17 game season tests the team’s entire 53-man roster. The Rams will need to get deeper quickly. Of course, trading back can add late picks. But this team will need to vacate some roster spots occupied by one-year backups so that the 2022 roster can have enough talent available to fill those vacancies caused by free agency by promoting from within.