LA Rams: 3 longshots who may make the 53-man roster

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The LA Rams have a lot of decisions to make this offseason, and perhaps the most challenging facing the organization is who stays on the 53-man roster, and who will be cut with the intention of resigning to the practice squad.  While there is likely a fairly uniform consensus over the top 40 players on the team’s 53-man roster, the remaining 13 or so are where all of the action will occur, in terms of competition for a roster spot.

Of course, after the 40 or so core players are determined, there are ranges of players chances to seize one of the remaining roster spots, and a limit of chances to impress the coaching staff enough to warrant consideration one of those dwindling slots to make the roster. Thankfully, the players who need to impress the coaching staff this year actually have an opportunity to do so. That was not the case for 2020 when the NFL and NFLPA elected to shave the offseason down to just a few weeks to prepare for the 2020 NFL season.

As a result, most NFL teams shut down competition, anointed players to a specific spot on the depth chart, and used almost all of the available preparation time exclusively to ensure the starters were ready to begin a new season. Undrafted players from 2020 were the hardest hit, as they had no chance to showcase their talents or ability to learn the playbook.

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The LA Rams have done their best to bring back those promising undrafted rookies from 2020 and offer a bit of a mulligan, a do-over, to make the 53-man roster this year. Of course, those players will face new competition from the 2021 draft class, as well as a new class of undrafted free agents added to the team this year.  Who might make the team this year? Here are our three nominees for longshots who may indeed make the roster: