What’s left on the To-Do list?
Right now, the LA Rams have some shopping to do to address wide receivers, perhaps inside linebacker, and I would be happy to see the team address a return specialist. While the Rams no longer have the option to trade for players, the team can still sign free agents and work the waiver wires.
One such reiver who could be a plus to the Rams offense and return game is LA Chargers KR/PR/WR K.J. Hill. He is a second-year player who was drafted in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He has returned 18 punts for 124 yards, and four kickoffs for 57 yards over the past one and a half seasons for the Chargers. He was recently waived and was signed back onto the Chargers practice squad.
Of course, if the Rams want to stick with a more seasoned veteran, the team could kick the tires on “Smokey” John Brown. Brown is the epitome of speed, running a 4.34-second 40-yard dash that is pretty fast. He stands 5-foot-11 and weighs 178-pounds, a speed and size that could restore what the roster lost with the release of DeSean Jackson and the injury to Tutu Atwell.
Brown may make some sense here. He has demonstrated an ability to put up huge yardage when given the chance, but he has played a supporting role on the depth chart as well. He also contributed in the return game in 2016 and could be a player to give the Rams some stability in the return game.
The Rams made significant progress in adding the pieces to help the defense. Now, the question is, will it be enough to help the team win Super Bowl LVI? Time will tell…