7 LA Rams sneak preview keys for mandatory minicamp in mid June 2024

Los Angeles Rams Minicamp, Miller Forristall
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Sneak Preview III: Rams dust settling on depth chart

Even as the team takes on the 2024 Mandatory Minicamp, there are lingering questions over the players, their roles, overall cohesion as groups begin to have meaningful practices, and whether the team has fully addressed the needs for the new season. While the LA Rams clearly entered the 2024 offseason with a well conceived and thought out plan, the front office excels at course corrections.

Just look back to one year ago and see the myriad of examples where the team added veteran help to the team due to a lack of progress among existing players, or a perceived lack of adequate depth. Veterans like DB Ahkello Witherspoon and WR Demarcus Robinson were late arrivals for the team in 2023, but ended up with significant roles for the team when the season started.

The first signs of that type of roster tweaking will happen at mandatory minicamp, as the team finally starts to get a feel of what the entire secondary, defensive front, offensive line, and offensive skill players looks like. What may have been carefully vetted and deliberated on the white board may simply fail at the optics level when players take the football field together.

Do the Rams have enough height, weight, power, and speed on the football field at all times? As the team begins to cycle through repetitions, do some positional groups seem to lack sufficient talent levels to keep pace equitably with other groups? Now is when the full offseason plans begin to meet resistance as the first litmus tests are applied.

While all of that activity occurs, coaches are already beginning to assign players in their mental depth charts. Prepare to be surprised this season.