3 free agents that the Rams need to circle back to after NFL Draft

Now that the team has bolstered the ranks with rookie talent, here are 3 free agents that the Rams need to circle back to add to put finishing touches to this roster.
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III: WR Odell Beckham Jr.

While there are those who view the contribution to the team as partially, in not wholly, filled by the role of veteran WR Demarcus Robinson, I believe that the chemistry of Odell Beckham Jr. in this offense is something that the team should not turn their backs on too hastily. We have discovered though the painful experience of trial and error that not all NFL wide receivers flourish in this offense.

Odell Beckham Jr. does.

The LA Rams deployed OBJ for just eight games in 2021, and mid-season at that. The team also had the benefit of 3.5 NFL Playoff games with him in the 2022 post-season. During the regular season, OBJ caught 27 of 48 passes (56.3 completion rate) for 305 yards and five touchdowns. But when the playoffs arrived, so too did Odell Beckham Jr., catching 21 of 26 passes (80.8 percent) for 288 yards and two touchdowns.

For an offense that needs to improve the red zone efficiency, a guy who caught seven touchdown passes in just 572 offensive snaps (including postseason snaps) seems like a step in the right direction.

The Rams' offense has indeed evolved since OBJ last played in the Horns. The team has a new 1-2 WR punch in the form of Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua. You can even argue that the team has the OBJ role filled with Demarcus Robinson, and that even Texas rookie WR Jordan Whittington has the potential to expand the playbook in 2024.

While all of these points can be true, there can still be a role for OBJ on this team. He needn't be targeted five or more times per game to remain effective. When the postseason arrives, OBJ gives this offense the amount of overdrive required to take this team's ability to score to the next level