Option V: Punter Trenton Gill
After the 2022 NFL Draft, the LA Rams have signed punter Trenton Gill out of N.C. State
While we are now in that undrafted rookie free agent signing territory, Trenton Gill is one of those raw prospects that appear to be on the road to a serviceable, if not stellar, NFL career. He is another behemoth, standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 220-pounds. He has enough leg to work out in the NFL, but his ability to place his punts where he wants them to go is a work-in-progress.
He has good hang time, and his placement improved noticeably as he increased the volumes of his punts. Is that a trend that the Rams organization is willing to bet upon? Well, he needs to continue to improve and the only way that happens is to sign on with an NFL team and work hard and often.
He does have a risk of shagging his punts to the left and out of bounds. That will need to be addressed quickly if he is to have any chance of earning a role on the LA Rams roster.
Option VI: Ryan Stonehouse
After the 2022 NFL Draft, the LA Rams have signed punter Ryan Stonehouse out of Colorado State
Ryan Stonehouse out of Colorado State is a very intriguing prospect. He was not invited to the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine, but he has put up some very impressive numbers so far.
Perhaps the challenge for his candidacy is that he cannot escape from the shadow of San Diego State’s Matt Araiza? It was clearly an incredible year for Stonehouse, who ended the 2021 season averaging 50.9 yards per punt.
Whatever the case, Stonehouse has the makings of an NFL punter, and could end up with the LA Rams if the team fails to select one in the 2022 NFL Draft. Stonehouse has plenty of leg strength, but as we’d cited with other prospects, his punts do not always hit that high arching trajectory. That sometimes translates into significant punt returns.
Just for fun, you should know that Stonehouse is one for one on passing with fake punts for 11 yards. So there’s that too.
The LA Rams do not have a punter on the roster today. That means that drafting one is the likely resolution. Do you see any punters worth drafting in this list? Did we leave any punters out who you believe the LA Rams could have an interest in? Let us know in the comments section.