3 Rams that need a bigger role in remaining games

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1. CB Cobie Durant

Earlier this year I wrote an article about my biggest takeaways from the Rams’ 2022 preseason. One of them was the excellent play of Rams CB Cobie Durant, along with the other rookies in the secondary.

In week two, DB Cobie Durant burst onto the NFL scene against the Atlanta Falcons. He notched both his first NFL sack and interception, taking the interception back 51 yards before being tackled. It was a promising first game for what looked like was going to be a productive season for the young rookie.

Unfortunately, he was sidelined for an extended period of time due to a hamstring injury. In his absence, Rams rookie CB Derion Kendrick stepped up to help out the Rams’ defense. Last week against Arizona, Rams CB David Long struggled against Cardinals WRs Rondale Moore and AJ Green. The Rams could go back to getting Kendrick more snaps, but they should insert Cobie Durant into the lineup.

We have seen him make countless plays on special teams since his return, and he is obviously one that is highly thought of by the coaching staff. His lack of playing time thus far has been a result of his injury as well as just getting back into the groove of things. The rest of this season should see him getting some action alongside Rams DBs Jalen Ramsey and Troy Hill when they bring out their Nickel package.

With David Long Jr. and Troy Hill in contract years, this is an important time for Durant and the other young DBs to show what they are capable of. Don’t be shocked if Durant cements himself as a bonafide starter by the season’s end.

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