5 Rams UDFAs who could steal roster spots at training camp

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Okay, we're starting to pivot from tracking all of the LA Rams UDFA signings to assessing what to make of them all. When it comes to the LA Rams, no undrafted player is out of the running for a roster spot. And it's that open-ended meritocracy that makes training camp so fun. This team has a long-standing tradition of developing and promoting undrafted college players. It's all rather simple, really.

If the player is willing to do the work, and shows progress in the process, then they have a real shot at earning a roster spot. So who of the undrafted rookie class has a shot to make this roster? Here are five prospects whose skillset aligns with this team's roster depth needs. So, let's dive right in.

Central Missouri DT David Olajiga

The truth of the matter is that the LA Rams have a new DL Coach Giff Smith, and the entire defensive line needs players to compete at training camp. 6-foot-3 287-pound defensive tackle David Olajiga may come from a small school football program, but he was very productive in 2023. What I think gives him an edge is the fact that he is versatile enough to play on any position on the defensive line. Another factor that could be a tie-breaker in his favor is that he blocked three kicks in 2023.

Oklahoma State DE Anthony Goodlow

I love the chances of Oklahoma State DE Anthony Goodlow at making this roster. The team has a lengthy tradition of finding gems after the draft. DE Morgan Fox and Johan Williams both became starters after signing with the team after the draft. 6-foot-4 and weighs 283-pound DE Anthony Goodlow could be the next in line to follow suit. The Rams are so convinced of his potential that they agreed to offer a $20,000 signing bonus.

Goodlow competed in 53 games for Oklahoma State over the past five seasons and finished his college career with 155 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, and 15 quarterback sacks. He instantly adds vital depth to a shallow defensive end position.

LSU LB Omar Speights

While the front office did not draft an inside linebacker, the did not ignore the position completely. In fact, LSU inside linebacker Omar Speights could be a diamond-in-the-rough. Standing 6-foot-0 and weighing 229 pounds, Speights is big enough to play ILB in the NFL. He has potential to stand out on special teams, which could prove to be a back door at making the team. He battled through a hip injury, hampering his play in 2023. He could be a solid get for a team that needs help at ILB depth.

Washington DT Tuli Letuligasenoa

If a player has the same size as Greg Gaines, has the same weight as Greg Gaines, and hails from the same college football program as Greg Gaines, will he play like Greg Gaines? That is what the team hopes to find out after signing DT Tuli Letuligasenoa. He stands 6-foot-1, weighs 301 pounds, loves to gobble blockers, is a run stuffing nightmare for offensive linemen, and even sneaks in a bit of a pss rush. The DL depth is a bit of a question mark. But he has a real shot of making the roster if he has a good training camp.

Kansas DB Kenny Logan Jr.

Did I save the best for last? I'll let you decide. What I will say is that Kansas DB Kenny Logan Jr. is an incredibly versatile defensive back who can play practically anywhere behind the team's defensive line of scrimmage. Standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 213 pounds, he is a hybrid CB/S who has the chops to create a lot of problems for opposing quarterbacks. Despite the team's surplus as the safety position, Logan's versatility could be enough to squeeze onto the roster. If he shows enough coverage ability during training camp, he could be considered for a slot-corner role.

What I love most about him is that he is clearly equipped to handle all return duties for the team. That is enough to earn a roster spot on this team.