7 seldom-heard from Rams that could make a huge difference this year

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Yes, the LA Rams front office has certainly hit the floor running so far in the 2024 NFL offseason. While we had hopes that the team would find the means to extend IOL Kevin Dotson, the offseason presented a number of unique and timely opportunities to improve the overall roster, and the team took advantage of those windows by landing some great players (on paper) to advance the cause and place this team on track to compete in Super Bowl LIX.

But championship teams are more than star players, or even Johnny-Come-Lately's. True championship teams are built from top to bottom, a team that has contributions throughout the roster. We know this first-hand when the LA Rams won Super Bowl LVI. Seldom-seen contributors prior to that season included TE Brycen Hopkins and Kendall Blanton, rookie ILB Ernest Jones, DB Nick Scott, WR Van Jefferson, and even the two-year retired veteran Eric Weddle, who returned to the NFL to lead the Rams secondary.

Not everyone has to be an All-Pro to win it all. In fact, it's important not to aim for the best in slot at every position. Role players who take on blockers, who block for ball carriers, and who act as decoys are just as important at the end of the day as the players who end up in the highlight reels.

Rotational players keep starters fresh. Fresh starters stay healthy. It's all part of the path to success, and now that the team has been to the top of the mountain, they know the way. Of course knowing the way and making the steep climb are entirely different categories.

But even as the Rams plan to load up from the 2024 NFL Free Agency market and the 2024 NFL Draft with new talent, there are players who have quietly been working on their own craft, all for the purpose of competing for and earning playing time in 2024. Who are they? Let's take a look: