18 – Cincinnati Bengals
The name of the game in successful NFL defenses is pass defense, and the Cincinnati Bengals have a good depth player in defensive back Jalen Davis. Davis is a 5-foot-10 185-pound veteran defensive back of four NFL seasons. While he has found his way into the rotation of the defensive secondary, he is also a willing contributor to special teams.
Right now, a defensive back who can contribute to the Rams’ defensive secondary rotation, as well as chip in on special teams’ play, would be a nice piece to the Rams roster. Of course, we are not talking about a player who has made starts. But over the course of four seasons, he has played in 18 games, gotten 16 tackles, one quarterback sack, and one forced fumble.
He is an excellent addition to the Rams secondary because he has shown remarkable development this year. His preseason performance was top-notch and likely contributed to his making the Bengals 53-man roster this year. In three targets, he has allowed only one completion. His career completion rate has remained close to just 50 percent.
He is also a fixture on the Bengals special teams, as he is a fleet-footed sure-tackling gunner. That type of player is certainly a good template for the Rams at the trade deadline. Not just to pick the players that other teams would not miss, but to boost the overall roster with the type of play that can improve several components of the team.