10 worst Rams draft picks of LA Rams GM Les Snead's era

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IX - DB Terrell Burgess

With the 104th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Rams selected defensive back Terrell Burgess from Utah. At the time, Burgess had the chops and skillsets to provide the Rams' secondary with an outside cornerback, slot corner, deep safety, and even a safety who could cover crossing patterns in the box.

The optics on Burgess' rookie season were so good that many anticipated Burgess as in the mix for a starting safety role in 2021. But he was injured in 2020. The LA Rams lost Defensive Coordinator Brandon Staley to become the head coach of the LA Chargers. And the Rams hired DC Raheem Morris. Morris loves big hitters at the safety position, even at the expense of pass coverage.

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Despite a rather promising rookie season, Burgess struggled to get defensive snaps in 2021. While he played in all 17 games and started two games, he was active for only 90 defensive snaps. Much like Robert Rochell discussed in the last slide, the Rams found Terrell Burgess to be suited for special teams rather than the defensive secondary.

While his role seemed to stabilize in the early part of the 2022 NFL season, the Rams outright released Burgess after seven games. That is a player who still has 1.5 years on his rookie contract, getting released outright. Terrell Burgess was select in Round 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft. OUCH! That one hurts even to this day.