A lot of screaming babies in the LA Rams nursery right now
This all begs the question, are the LA Rams feeling good about their ability to pivot to an alternative for Von Miller after focusing upon extending him for the past 72 hours? Will the team merely target another outside linebacker, or is the window of opportunity to add another player to the defensive front, as well as bolster the inside linebacker or secondary?
Of course, there are other areas that will need to be addressed. The Rams will likely pivot at some point towards fortifying the receiver’s room, knowing they even extending Odell Beckham Jr. will not make him available until late in the 2022 NFL season. Coupling that with the uncertainty of the timing and recovery of WR Robert Woods from his own ACL injury leaves some concerns there.
RBs, QBs, and more, oh my
For that matter, the LA Rams are staring at a running back room that is loaded with runners who are working back from knee, foot, or leg injuries. Will the Rams have enough in the cash drawer to bring in a fresh set of healthy legs just in case?
What about the backup quarterback position? Should the Rams draft a quarterback in 2022, something that the team has not done since using the first overall pick to draft quarterback Jared Goff? Or should the team surrender to the fact that they are drafting on Day 3 and should be content to draft the best player available (BPA) with each selection, and simply round out the roster by signing undrafted rookies at positions of greatest need?
The LA Rams have 63 players under contract right now, plus two outstanding tender offers. That equates to a 53 man roster, plus 12 out of 14 players for the team’s practice squad. Going forward, the Rams should focus upon improving the talent pool of the team wherever, and whenever, possible.