LA Rams 2022 NFL Scouting Combine Primer

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IR players return

Even as the team successfully won Super Bowl LVI, the LA Rams roster was significantly dented by injuries to key contributors. You can thank the efforts of the Rams front office for keeping the impact to a manageable level. But the LA Rams had faced significant injuries to WR Robert Woods, WR Tutu Atwell, TE/WR Jacob Harris, RB Cam Akers, RB Raymond Calais, RB Xavier Jones, TE Tyler Higbee, DB Jordan Fuller, DB Taylor Rapp, DB Robert Rochell, and even ILB Ernest Jones.

And they will all be back in 2022, healthy and ready to go. Of course, there were many more injuries than what I’ve listed above, but there is no way to determine whether any of those injured players who are about to test their worth in the free agency market will be back for the Rams next season. And it’s that risk of losing significant players that make the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine so very important for the Rams organization

2022 NFL Scouting Combine

The NFL Combine has 324 participants. By the end of the 2022 NFL Draft, as many as 2.5 percent of those participants will hear their name called to join the LA Rams. Right now, the LA Rams have 61 players under contract for the 2022 NFL season (per If the Rams extend seven potential free agents, plus draft eight players, that will still allow for 14+ undrafted free agent rookies to be signed by the LA Rams to get the roster to the ceiling of 90 players.

So the NFL Scouting Combine is more than just a tournament for the projected draft position by players. It’s also an open audition by football prospects to all 32 NFL teams simultaneously. Once on an NFL roster, players have the opportunity to impress coaches, make plays, and earn their roster spot. But the key is getting their foot in the door.

Well, that begins this week. And now, you should be ready to kick back and enjoy the show.

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