A final look at all 16 LA Rams very impressive UDFA signings

With training camp on the horizon, let's take a final look at a very impressive 16-player UDFA group for the Rams.
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Offense (6)

Offensive linemen (2)

  • USC IOL Justin Dedich - 6-foot-2, 295 pounds
  • Augustina OT Blake Larson - 6-foot-7, 300 pounds

The team continues to shift towards players who align with the physical power-centric offensive line construed by OL Coach Ryan Wendell. While there is plenty of information readily available on USC Justin Dedich, OT Blake Larson is the more intriguing of the two. The team has offensive linemen who are bursting the OL room at the seams. However, limited success in the past combined with a new offensive line coach add potential for both players to land on the practice squad.

Tight end (1)

  • Louisiana TE Neal Johnson - 6-foot-4, 260 pounds

Even as the team had some success with 2023 rookie Davis Allen, and signed veteran TE Colby Parkinson for a significant role in the offense in 2024, the injury history of the position will limit the team's options throughout training camp. Johnson had a productive college career, landing him an opportunity to impress the coaching staff. His is an opportunity that very much feels like he is playing with house money. Those scenarios often end up as pleasant surprises.

Wide receiver (3)

  • Ohio WR Sam Wiglusz - 6-foot-0, 183 pounds
  • Oklahoma WR Drake Stoops - 5-foot-10,189 pounds
  • SUNY Courtland WR J.J. Laap - 6-foot-0, 183 pounds

it's curious that after the pre-draft buzz about the team seeking skyscraper height at the wide receiver position, the team has pivoted to add three wide receivers who all seem to be on the lower edge of standard NFL WR heights. But while they are all similarly sized, their diversity is pronounced. All three players offer the chance to compete for a special team role. Wiglusz in the receiver with the most pronounced return experience. Stoops is the swifty of the group. Last but not least, Laap offers the tough yards-after-catch quality that Rams love to see on offense.