LA Rams: 2022 NFL Draft holds plenty of intrigue

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2022 projected Free Agents

The LA Rams certainly hope to have a fantastic 2021 season, but the greater the success the more difficult resigning projected free agents will become. So who are these players who seek to get paid?  So here we will examine the rote list of those 23 current players.  Now keep in mind that this number will change as the Rams pare their roster to meet the 53-man limits for the 2021 NFL season.

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Offensive linemen (5):   Austin Corbett (OC), Joseph Noteboom (OT), Coleman Shelton (IOL), Chandler Brewer (OL), Brian Allen (IOL)

Quarterback (1): John Wolford

Tight End (1): Johnny Mundt

Wide Receiver (2): DeSean Jackson (WR), Nsimba Webster (KR/WR)

Kicker (1): Matt Gay (PK)

Punter (1): Corey Bojorquez (P)

It’s unlikely that the Rams will allow all five offensive linemen and their starting placekicker to walk in 2022. But which of the offensive linemen will be extended will play a huge role in the way that the Rams approach the 2022 NFL Draft.


The true heavy lifting for the team will be restocking the depth chart once more. With a heavy attrition rate in 2020 and 2021, there is no reason to believe that players signing elsewhere for a pot of gold will stop in 2022. Unfortunately for many NFL teams, there is a risk of buyer’s remorse because they have neither Aaron Donald nor Jalen Ramsey to bolster their ranks.

Defensive backs (5): Darious Williams (CB), Kareem Orr (CB), Dayan Lake (CB), Juju Hughes (S), J.R. Reed (S)

Defensive linemen (1): Sebastian Joseph-Day (NT)

Linebackers (4): Kenny Young (ILB), Micah Kister (ILB), Troy Reeder (ILB), Travin Howard (ILB)

Edge (2): Justin Lawler (OLB), Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (OLB)

How many will the LA Rams be able to re-sign? While there is always a way to free up some funds, don’t look for a cash-strapped LA Rams front office to bring back many players. One or two key players perhaps? Sure. But the Rams may face the loss of several key players, perhaps even multiple starters. Ugh.