2 Rams projected starters race to recover, but how ready are their backups?

With the Rams roster relying on two players to recover from serious injuries and start this season, we have to wonder how prepared are their backups?
Los Angeles Rams OTA Offseason Workout, Tre'Davious White
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Who backs up White if he cannot start the season?

While the Rams did not tap the riches of the rookie defensive backs available in the 2024 NFL Draft, do not fear the team's lack of a succession plan if Tre'Davious White suffers even a minor setback in his recovery. After all, the LA Rams lost starting cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon to an expired contract, and they have a veteran defensive back Darious Williams to lead the secondary.

So, is Tre'Davious White simply icing on the cake for this defense? Let's review the Rams' new additions to this secondary, while keeping in mind that the team drafted former Miami safety Kamren Kinchens with the 99th overall pick as well:

We know that the Rams lost veteran starters Jordan Fuller and John Johnson III from the safety position, as well as Ahkello Witherspoon from the cornerback postion. So the addition of Kamren Kinchens, Kamren Curl, and Darious Williams ought to be enough to replace their roster losses. So who else did the team play in that secondary?

Well, the team certainly relied heavily upon a young mix of Cobie Durant, Derion Kendrick, Russ Yeast, and Quentin Lake, all of whom were drafted on Day 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft. Yes, the same draft that landed RB Kyren Williams on the roster. While the team seems to have landed a solid starting defensive back in Quentin Lake, all four players have flashed a bit of brilliance in this secondary. You can even pencil in the name of second-year veteran Tre' Tomlinson into the mix for a strong rotational role this year.

The question is, who wins a starting role in this secondary if White cannot? We will know more when the Rams 2024 Training Camp begins.