Special Teams – (3)
Long Snapper – Matthew Orzech
Punter – *Cameron Dicker
On the Bubble – Riley Dixon
Kicker – Matt Gay
I suspect that the only story worth talking about is the heated punter competition. The Rams signed veteran punter Riley Dixon who is a good, but not great, NFL veteran punter who can do both the punting and the holding for field goals.
Competing for that starting punter role is rookie Cameron Dicker, a rookie who has just 1.5 years of punting experience in college, four years of placekicking, and therefore practically no experience in holding for the placekicker. So now who will win? I suspect that Dicker’s youth and the fact that he rose to the ranks of an NCAA Top-11 punter in just his first year gives him an incredibly high ceiling.
The LA Rams will be restocking their roster for the 2022 NFL season this year, including the inclusion of a number of rookies. Because the Rams have multiple injured players returning to the active roster this year, we project the team to welcome a minimal number of rookies to the active roster this year.
That is not to say that injuries will not happen between now and the opening kickoff. On the contrary, we have come to depend heavily upon the Rams front office and the aggressive tactics employed to fill gaps in the roster, and even to improve the bottom of the roster throughout the season.
We will be working on this 53-man roster once more and will take a look at who may land on the team’s 14-man practice squad as well. For now, this is our first swing at the LA Ram’s initial 53-man roster. Ironically, we know that this will likely not be the roster that will compete in the NFL Playoffs. Even if we get it right, the Rams never stop improving.