If LA Rams OLB Terrell Lewis is healthy, he is very good

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There is no doubt that the LA Rams pass rush is an area that the coaches and front office staff. After all, the team lost two key contributors to the NFL Free Agency market when both Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and Von Miller signed on with new teams. That compounded the previous year’s defections of Derek Rivers and Samson Ebukam from the LA Rams edge.

But the team has not been adding players as rapidly as they’ve been leaving. Well, it seems that way sometimes, because the players who have been added in 2020, both Terrell Lewis and Justin Hollins, were two players who struggled with injuries last season. We know that OLB Justin Hollins will compete for, if not outright be presumed to be, the starting outside linebacker opposite veteran Leonard Floyd.

But third-year edge rusher Terrell Lewis truly flashes some incredible performances, if healthy. Like what? Well, how about this:

It’s not his first time showing up large and in charge. He decimated Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s tight end, Rob Gronkowski, with a bone-shattering hit. He also had a huge multi-sack game against Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in 2021.

The LA Rams brain trust seemed to overlook their need at edge rusher for 2022 at first glance. But if you consider the injuries that plagued the team last year, what the second year of OLB Chris Garrett can deliver for the, and the selection of Montana State’s OLB Daniel Hardy to the roster, a good image begins to form for the team.

Will Terrell stay healthy for 2022? The Rams appear to have placed their bets on the belief that he will. If he does, he will have a very good season.

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