First pass LA Rams 53-man roster predictions after NFL Draft

Los Angeles Rams Offseason Workout Stetson Bennett
Los Angeles Rams Offseason Workout Stetson Bennett / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/GettyImages

The LA Rams have selected their 2024 NFL Draft rookie class, as well as signed a solid group of talented players to the roster after the draft. Now, having added so many players, what will the team do with them all?

To answer that question, we turn to our crystal ball and see who and where these new faces may show up in 2024.



Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo, Stetson Bennett

Others: Dresser Winn

With Jimmy Garoppolo suspended for Weeks 1 and 2, there is no other way to organize the QB room.

Running back

Kyren Williams, Blake Corum, Zach Evans

Others: Ronnie Rivers

Blake Corum was chosen far to early to sit on the bench. He will share the load with Kyren Williams, and that could be a huge avenue of keeping Williams healthy in 2024.

Wide receiver

Cooper Kupp, Puka Nacua, Demarcus Robinson, Tutu Atwell, Ben Skowronek, Jordan Whittington

Others: Tyler Johnson, Xavier Smith, Sam Wiglusz (UDFA), Drake Stoops (UDFA)

I love the Rams WR room right now, and the team added a sneaky good workhorse in Jordan Whittington. While much of the team's 2024 success depends on keeping players healthy, that is true of all 32 NFL teams.

Tight End

Colby Parkinson, Tyler Higbee, Davis Allen, Hunter Long

Others: Miller Forristall, Nikola Kalinic, Neal Johnson (UDFA),

The Rams TE room is in a good place. Colby Parkinson is the default starter if Tyler Higbee opens the year on IR/PUP. But keep your eyes on Davis Allen.

Offensive linemen

Alaric Jackson, Jonah Jackson, Steve Avilla, Kevin Dotson, Rob Havenstein, Joe Noteboom, Beaux Limmer, KT Leveston, Warren McClendon

Others: AJ Arcuri, Logan Bruss, Mike McAllister, Grant Miller, Zach Thomas, Nouredin Nouili (UDFA), Justin Dedich (UDFA), Tuli Letuligasenoa (UDFA), Blake Larson (UDFA)

The team has assembled a small army of offensive linemen, and many will not make the active roster. But I would not rule out players like Mike McAllister or Grant Miller from standing out in training camp. I do fear that Logan Bruss is very much at risk of sinking if he does not have an outstanding training camp in 2024.


Defensive linemen

Larrell Murchison, Bobby Brown III, Kobie Turner, Desjuan Johnson, Braden Fiske, Tyler Davis, Anthony Goodlow (UDFA)

Others: Cory Durden, David Olajiga (UDFA), DT Tuli Letuligasenoa (UDFA)

The Rams will lean heavily on returning veterans, but this an entirely new cast of characters who will need to fast-track through the learning curve of working together. There will be a surprise or two in the depth chart.

Outside linebackers

Byron Young, Michael Hoecht, Jared Verse, Brennan Jackson

Others: Ochaun Mathis, Zach VanValkenburg, Keir Thomas, Nick Hampton

The team really wanted to get better at rushing the passer this season, and landed two of the top outside linebackers in this rookie class.

Inside linebackers

Ernest Jones, Christian Rozeboom, Troy Reeder

Others: Jacob Hummel, Olakunie Fatukasi, Omar Speights (UDFA)

The team must be confident in extending Ernest Jones, as they did not address the position in the draft

Defensive backs

Kamren Curl, Quentin Lake, Russ Yeast, Kamren Kinchens, Darious Williams, Tre'Various White, Cobie Durant, Derion Kendrick, Jason Taylor II, Tre Tomlinson

Others: Tanner Ingle, Cameron McCutcheon, Josh Wallace (UDFA), Kenny Logan (UDFA), Shaun Jolly, Jaylen McCullough (UDFA)

Despite getting high production out of little investment in the secondary in 2023, the team has completely gutted the secondary and refurbished it for 2024. Will that help the team do better on the defensive side of the football? It certainly appears like it could on paper.

Special Teams


Joshua Karty

Others: Tanner Brown


Ethan Evans

Long Snapper

Alex Ward

Return specialist

Kenny Logan Jr. (UDFA) - Kickoff return/Punt return

The team is making changes at kicker and return specialist. That should help inch the special team rankings from the basement of the NFL.

There will be a great deal of football to be had before this team settles into even their first unofficial depth chart. But it always helps to see a depth chart to organize unfamiliar names to new roles with the team, and then to see how those players may stack up to the rest of the roster.