3 reasons why the LA Rams roster will best PFF's paltry projections

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Reason III: Rams roster is far deeper than 2023

The LA Rams did not approach the 2023 NFL season as though the team was a finished product. Whether limited by the number and location of draft picks, available salary cap dollars, or simply the players available to sign at the right price and/or position, this team found itself trying to restock the roster with very restrictive resources.

Those limits forced the team to cut corners whenever and wherever possible. On special teams, the Rams invested just one draft pick to add a punter, even though the team needed a kicker and return specialist as well. In the backfield, the team invested one draft pick in a running back, knowing that all returning rushers had suffered injuries in the previous season. And the Rams invested just one draft pick into the wide receiver room.

Okay, you got me.

When Puka Nacua showed up in such a productive and dramatic fashion in Week 1, he was clearly prepared and talented enough to lead the team in receiving yards throughout 2023. While I am certain that Nacua held those traits that the Rams coveted in their receiver room, I believe that his record-setting season surprised even them.

But where 2023 was about finding future stars, 2024 was about backfilling the entire roster. Did you notice how the Rams not only addressed the defensive line of scrimmage, but also addressed the offensive line, the running back room, added the finishing touches to the secondary, and even selected an epic kicker?

The Rams 2024 rookie draft class was an extension of the work done by this team throughout the 2024 NFL Free Agency market, retooling and reinforcing the team at its weakest points. The Rams roster is rock solid, and if the team hits on the same number of rookies this year, could very well be competing in Super Bowl LIX.