5 LA Rams players who need to show up vs. Raiders

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I: Defensive back

Defensive back Kareem Orr is one of those unexpected names that has simply been putting up a lot of flashes-of-brilliance plays in the Rams training camp to the point where his name is expected to remain off the team waivers.  Unfortunately, we have seen the opposite occur in the past.

While added to the roster in 2021, Kareem Orr has been a pleasant surprise. Not only did he show up with the intention of claiming a roster spot in the LA Rams secondary, but he is forcing the competition to elevate their game as well. We know that the Chargers targetted Brontae Harris plenty in the first preseason game. Harris handled himself well.

Now it is Kareem Orr’s chance to show up and handle the attention of the opposing quarterback. We know that with the exodus of Troy Hill, and the waiver of Tyrique McGhee, that the Rams were in the market for some standout play at defensive back. In the offseason, the team welcomed back Donte Deayon from the practice squad, signed Orr, signed Donovan Olumba, claimed Tyler Hall, drafted Robert Rochell, and signed Brontae Harris.

That’s a lot of competition, particularly since the LA Rams have Jalen Ramsey, Darious Williams, and David Long Jr. set as the top three cornerbacks. The Rams will carry at least one more cornerback on the roster. So it will come down to the last two preseason games.

Harris made a strong argument last week against the Chargers. This week, Orr must answer back.