4 Rams players who are as good as gone in 2024

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2. John Johnson, S

The Rams have been in the bottom half of pass defenses all year long, and their secondary is just another example of an area that needs improvement. Safety John Johnson was once one of the better and more underrated safeties in the league, but he's more of just a mediocre performer at this point in his career.

The veteran is nearly 29 years old and, unless Los Angeles finds a reason to bring him back, he'll likely be looking for another team next offseason. This year, Johnson has been fine, but he hasn't been a difference-maker. The Rams have also only used him on 31 percent of snaps this season, therefore it is feasible to see them moving on.

In next year's draft class, the Rams could find a true cornerstone at the safety position. In fact, depending on the outlet you trust, there could be as many as six safeties in the top 75 prospects overall, including three or four that might go in the top two rounds. Looking at guys like Tyler Nubin, Andrew Mukuba or Kamren Kinchens between Rounds 1 and 2 would give this defense a safety they can count on and become an instant starter.