Balancing the Rams roster
After the LA Rams selected eight players during the 2022 NFL Draft, their scouts and personnel execs had to scramble to round out a still rather lopsided Rams roster. To do that, the Rams made it a point to target positions that they were unable to address during the draft.
That shopping list included a blocking tight end, a handful of pass rushers, a slew of the secondary supporting cast, and even a punter prospect to compete for the vacancy for the 2022 NFL season. That’s quite an ambitious undertaking for post-draft signings, particularly with the intention of finding players who could stick with the team on either the practice squad or even on the active roster.
Well, a good thing is a fact that the LA Rams cast a wide enough net to land some solid prospects.
- Undrafted rookie FAs Offense (4)
- OG Jack Snyder
- WR Lance McCutcheon
- TE Roger Carter
- TE Jamal Pettigrew
But on the defensive side, needs were much greater. The team not only needed to develop players for future roles on the defensive line, edge rusher, and secondary, but the team needs reinforcements to be ready both at outside linebacker and in the secondary this season.
- Undrafted rookie FAs Defense (12)
- DL Elijah Garcia *
- DL Dion Novil
- OLB Braydon Thomas *
- OLB Keir Thomas
- OLB Benton Whitley
- OLB OLB Andrzej Hughes-Murray
- CB Caesar Williams
- CB Duron Lowe
- DB Daniel Isom
- DB T.J. Carter
- S Jairon McVea
- LB Jake Hummel
The LA Rams even addressed their need for competition in their punting role. While Dicker can be the Rams’ emergency kicker, he is more likely intended to compete for the role vacated by the release of veteran punter Johnny Hekker.
- Undrafted rookie FAs Special Teams (1)
- P/K Cameron Dicker *
* Denotes players who have a chance to make the team’s 53-man roster
So who has the chance to become an NFL football player this year? Let’s find out: