LA Rams 53-man roster predictions following 2022 NFL Draft
Quarterbacks (3) – Matthew Stafford, Bryce Perkins, John Wolford
Running Backs (4) – Cam Akers, *Kyren Williams, Xavier Jones, Jake Funk
On the Bubble (2) – Darrell Henderson Jr., Raymond Calais
Wide Receivers (***6) – Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson, Van Jefferson, Tutu Atwell, Ben Skowronek, Brandon Powell, (Odell Beckham Jr.)
On the Bubble (2) – Warren Jackson, J.J. Koski
Tight Ends (4) – Tyler Higbee, Kendall Blanton, *Jamal Pettigrew, Jacob Harris
On the Bubble (2) – Brycen Hopkins, Kyle Markway
Offensive line (9) – Joseph Noteboom, David Edwards, Brian Allen, *Logan Bruss, Rob Haventstein, A.J. Jackson, Coleman Shelton, Bobby Evans, AJ Arcuri
On the Bubble (4) – Chandler Brewer, Adrian Ealy, OG Jack Snyder, ** Max Pircher
The LA Rams offense is fairly well established. The quarterbacks and wide receivers are fairly well established. But there are some offensive roster spots that I believe rookie additions can grab. I think that rookie RB Kyren Williams is just too good to sit on the bench. He not only threatens the perimeter and catches passes as well as Darrell Henderson Jr., but he can work between the tackles effectively.
The Rams are eager to find a blocking tight end and rookie Jamal Pettigrew has the makings of filling that need, plus an added bonus of soft hands. Some expect Brycen Hopkins to follow up on his Super Bowl season with a breakout season. I could be wrong (we all can be, right?), but I just don’t see Hopkins making that much of a turnaround. I’d keep an eye on Kyle Markway though. He has been involved with the Rams long enough to earn some playing time this year.
The LA Rams offensive line is certainly in flux this year. Gone are starters Andrew Whitworth and Austin Corbett. The offensive right guard position could be up for grabs, but the Rams showed their hand in 2021 that they prescribe the starting offensive line, and need clear and obvious evidence that it won’t work before veering from that course. I suspect that rookie Logan Bruss will have the first chance at the right guard role, and will play well enough to keep it.
* – denotes a rookie earning a 53 man roster role
** – denotes a player subject to the IPP practice squad roster exception
*** – denote the likely signing of Odell Beckham Jr. during the season