5 FA options for LA Rams to shake things up before the draft

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LA Rams Free Agency Morgan Fox
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Rams Free Agency option III: DE Morgan Fox

While Morgan Fox was a free agent who developed through the ranks of the LA Rams defense and signed a lucrative contract to play for the Carolina Panthers, he was also raised in the #DAWGWORK mindset. That means that he is the type of player who will willingly sacrifice personal statistics and achievements on the football field in order for teammates, and the defense overall, to benefit.

But when he is called upon to step up, the LA Rams certainly had no trouble getting a very impressive pass rush from the young man. That’s the name of the game for the LA Rams’ needs this off-season, and a player who can slide into the Rams’ defensive line rotation and replicate 6.0 quarterback sacks in a rotational role should absolutely be discussed and signed.

Curiously, the LA Rams could re-sign Fox in the same year as they use the sixth-round compensatory pick in the draft for losing him for a year. The Rams are in need of defensive line depth. Not only has the team lost former starting NT Sebastian Joseph Day, but four defensive linemen are in the last year of their respective contracts.

Fox is a promising young player who fits exactly what the Rams need right now and is familiar enough with the team to have no struggle with a novice learning curve. And he should be signable at a modest cost and on a team-friendly contract.

And now for the final two. What about a cornerback? I believe Kevin King would be a nice player to consider.