6, er 5 LA Rams players on the bubble after the draft

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On the bubble: Player 5

The claim to fame for running back Javian Hawkins on the LA Rams roster was based on two matters. The team met with Javian Hawkins before the 2021 NFL Draft and liked what they found. The second attribute that had him on the roster was the fact that he was the only truly healthy rusher on the roster.

Well, that changed in the 2022 NFL Draft, so we concluded that he had become expendable.  So the entire

On the bubble: Player 6- RB Javian Hawkins

is a moot point now. The team released him on May 4, 2022.

On the bubble: Player 5

Despite the ravages of injuries and a mini-outbreak of COVID-19 among the players during the season, DB Tyler Hall would not find his way into the Rams’ secondary rotation.  Hall was brought to the LA Rams defense because the Rams needed help in the secondary, and he was quite familiar with newly arrived defensive coordinator Raheem Morris’s coverage schemes. At 5-foot-10 and 190-pounds, Hall is likely relegated to a slot cornerback role, a role he has likely practiced for two seasons.

Despite that familiarity, Hall would earn no more than a special team coverage role for the team throughout the 2021 NFL season. He’s back for another go at it, but the Rams’ defensive back room has gotten awfully crowded of late. The team added four defensive backs during the 2022 NFL Draft, and then signed another five defensive backs after the draft.

The odds for each player vying for playing time in the secondary room have decreased as a result, and Hall began very close to the bottom. While Hall now has two NFL seasons under his belt, he has remained almost exclusively a special teams role player. Unfortunately, the Rams have added over 20 players who will almost certainly compete for a special teams role as well. If any show an aptitude to perform on either the offensive or defensive side of the football? Tyler Hall could be very much at risk of being released.