Option III: CB Cameron Dantzler
The LA Rams may believe that their secondary, as well as it debuted in Week 1, may need a booster shot with the injury to rookie DB Jason Taylor II. If that is the case, then veteran DB Cameron Dantzler could be an ideal option for the LA Rams to pick up on a team-friendly contract.
Dantzler is a 25 year old cornerback who has demonstrated skill in this league and could thrive with the guidance of Rams Defensive Coordinator Raheem Morris. The former Minnesota VIkings third-round pick (89th overall) from the 2020 NFL Draft played pretty good football during his stint with the Vikings. Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 195 pounds, he is the ideal size to compete in an NFL secondary against big receivers and tight ends.
His best year statistically came in the 2021 season where he posted an overall PFF grade of 73.8, a run defense grade of 91.8, and a pass coverage grade of 67.6. In that season, Dantzler played 250 run defense snaps and 433 coverage snaps resulting in 45 solo tackles, 1 interception, 17 stops, and 33 receptions allowed on 63 targets while holding opposing quarterbacks to a passer rating of 70.3.
Dantzler could add some much-needed glamor to the Rams' secondary unit and could push currently starting second-year defensive back Derion Kendrick to elevate his level of play so he doesn't lose his starting spot.