LA Rams Von Miller, Darious Williams in PFF’s 2022 Top 50 FAs

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LA Rams Free agency Robert Rochell
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The LA Rams have a solid track record of signing players from other teams’ waiver wires, and drafting well even as late as Day 3.  That has allowed the team to remain successful, despite the loss of young talented players each season to the NFL Free Agency market.

The LA Rams have players on the current roster who have shown flashes of handling larger roles on the team in 2021.  In fact, the team has several intriguing candidates for larger roles in 2022. Like who? Well, let’s break them down for you.

The first on the list, and someone I’m rather high on, is that rookie defensive back, Robert Rochell. Rochell arrived at the team amidst a lot of buzz about his size and athleticism, and only the most hard-headed skeptics were not impressed with what he brought to the table in just his first year. He played 11 games and started five as a rookie. That’s pretty impressive. While he recorded 14 tackles on 234 defensive snaps, he also came up with an interception while only allowing one touchdown.  In fact, quarterbacks completed only 60.9 percent of passes thrown his way.

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Another player who has upside is a veteran defensive back, Kareem Orr. After two seasons with the Tennessee Titans, the 5-foot-11 195-pound cornerback signed on with the Rams in May 2021 and has stuck with the team throughout the 2021 NFL season. He originally signed on as an undrafted free agent rookie with the Titans from the Chatanooga Mocs (I love that name “The Mocs”) and has been a promising young defensive back who could make the jump to at least a rotational role for the Rams next season

Orr may not have shown up in a huge role in 2021, but that could change. He is a solid size, and the Rams are at risk of not only losing Williams but are also at risk of losing DB Donte Deayon as well. David Long Jr. has proven to be more of a slot cornerback, so the Rams could have multiple vacancies to fill in 2022. Orr has the potential to assume a larger role for the team.

Clear as mud? Well, it’s time to move on to Von Miller now. Here we go…