LA Rams 53-man roster predictions following 2022 NFL Draft
By Bret Stuter
The LA Rams entered the 2022 NFL Draft with a solid handle on the team’s starting roster. In fact, the team was a pretty safe bet to compete for an NFL playoff berth long before the 2022 NFL Draft began or the 2022 NFL Free Agency market opened for business. This is a team whose roster suffers from the annual poaching of other NFL teams but continues to restock and renovate.
That process is not a random coincidence, but a harmonious choreographed artistic expression that exhibits the upside of an NFL organization’s ability to develop NFL talent when everyone focuses on that singular goal. Now, the skill of developing late-round rookies into NFL players is more than a luxury. That has become the Rams organization’s lifeblood for the 2022 NFL season.
And there is the rub. The Rams make such excellent use of all aspects of their roster that predicting who will make the initial 53-man roster is a SWAG (scientific wild assed guess) simply due to the fact that the coaching staff and the front office are in constant communication. Last year, there was no way to anticipate the LA Rams trading for RB Sony Michel or OLB Von Miller, nor to anticipate the team’s signing of FA PR/KR/WR Brandon Power or WR Odell Beckham Jr.
But they were added, at various intervals throughout last season, and all made significant contributions to the overall success of the team.
We know that there will be additions to this roster. But as those additions will likely be in response to some unfortunate injury, we won’t try to anticipate who or even which positions will benefit from an infusion of new talent. But while the team is fairly stable in terms of core players, look for a number of heated competitive battles on this roster throughout training camp. Some of the winners and losers of those battles may surprise you.