LA Rams 2022 NFL Draft meetings tracker

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Which UDFAs have the LA Rams met with so far?

The LA Rams will be shopping for more than a dozen players after the draft ends (currently up to 16 after releasing two additional players), as per their current roster projections. So where might the LA Rams be signing players after the draft?

Of course, one of the positions where it is safe to speculate is the wide receiver position. Right now. the LA Rams are linked to one who is expected to fall out of the draft.

April 3, 2022 – The LA Rams were reported to have met with USC WR K.D. Nixon (currently projected as a Priority Free Agent). He played in 43 games as both a Colorado Buffalo and as a USC Trojan, catching 108 passes for 1,285 yards and eight touchdowns. He was also quite active on special teams, returning six punts for 30.0 yards and 36 kickoffs for 813 yards.

What else do we know about K D Nixon? He is a 5-foot-8 190-pound wide receiver who transferred to USC from Colorado for one final college season. He hails from Desoto, Texas, and is a skilled route runner. He has a 4.46-second 40-yard dash, which is fast enough for him to be considered a deep threat.  While raw in both his moves and hands, he possesses enough to be considered a viable prospect to be added to the LA Rams roster

Draft Scout Profile. K.D.Nixon. FA. player. 808. Draft Buzz Profile. WR. USC

A USC player to the LA Rams just makes sense.

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Getting tight with a Tight End

April 11, 2022 – The LA Rams were reported to have met with Georgia St. TE Roger Carter (currently projected as a Priority Free Agent)

While he filled a fullback role with Georgia State, Roger Carter would most likely be targeted to assume the vacated Johnny Mundt role in the LA Rams offensive structure.

So who is Carter?  He is a 6-foot-2 250-pound versatile offensive weapon who has characteristics of both a tight end and a full back. Is this the year where the Rams design plays with a blocking back? Well, Carter could add that skillset to any offense he joins.

His college career included playing in 44 games, in which TE Roger Carter caught 96 passes for 1,224 yards and 12 touchdowns. Described as both a good blocker and as someone who has soft hands, the Rams will certainly be at his doorstep with a contract at the moment the 2022 NFL Draft ends. Carter’s ability to catch and block makes him ideally suited for roles on the offense and on special teams this year.

Of course, there could be other rookies who will fall out of the 2022 NFL Draft and be signed by the LA Rams. But what about players who will likely hear their name called in the draft?

April 22, 2022 – The LA Rams will reportedly meet with Nevada punter Julian Diaz before the April 27th, 2022, deadline.

While there are plenty of reports this year about an incredibly robust draft class, don’t overlook the fact that there are plenty of hidden gemstones in this year’s draft class, and Julian Diaz is just one of many who the Rams will vet with care and consideration. More than just a failsafe option or consolation prize, Diaz is a formidable powerful-legged punter who averaged 45.3 yards per punt in the last two college seasons. That is 72 punts for 3,265 yards. And he is a southpaw punter, so that is an intriguing quality to throw off NFL return specialists.

Standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 215-pounds, Diaz certainly meets the threshold of an NFL punter.

Suddenly the Rams are getting in their last-minute meetings, eh?