4 Rams players who are as good as gone in 2024

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4. Brycen Hopkins, TE

What a fall from grace for a former college star. Brycen Hopkins was an absolute stud at Purdue and once viewed as a top tight end in that 2020 class. He wound up falling to the fourth round that year, where I thought the Rams got a steal.

Fast forward almost four seasons, and Hopkins has done next to nothing in the NFL. In three-plus seasons, Hopkins has caught 11 passes for 149 yards and zero touchdowns. His snap percentages in four years have gone as follows: 1 percent, 18 percent, 21 percent, 10 percent (this year).

Recently, we wrote about how Davis Allen appears to have taken over Hopkins' spot on the depth chart, too, which means the writing is clearly on the wall for the four-year veteran. Hopkins' rookie contract is up after this season and Allen has clearly cemented himself as the next man up.

There is really nothing Hopkins can do, at this point, to merit coming back to Los Angeles. And, it might be in his best interest. Maybe, a fresh start would do him some good and allow him to extend his career, potentially earning the playing time he thought he'd get as a pro.