Rams HC McVay boasts about outstanding rookies after mandatory mini camp

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Secondary rookie stepping up

I have to admit that my first impression of former Hurricanes' defensive back Kamren Kinchens were instant elatement from the moment that he was selected in the 2024 NFL Draft. He is a ball-hawking defensive back who exudes complete fit to DB Coach Aubrey Pleasant's philosophy, and he is fearless in his pursuit of the football.

While the Rams seem to have a strong secondary that is loaded with veteran talent, I cannot help but believe that Kamren Kinchens not only will get his chance at defensive snaps, but that he is in the running for a starting role in this defense. He possesses the ball-hawking talents that may be an ideal complement to the ferocious hard-hitting presence of his veteran teammate, Kamren Curl.

I would love to see this defense get very good at creating turnovers. For that to happen, this team will need to get the chemistry, coordination, communication, and cooperation gelling quickly in the secondary. I believe that it happens.

With so many new veteran faces, it may be a bit of a handicap to be returning from last year's secondary. After all, this is a new group of defensive backs. There is a better than 50/50 chance that this group will send a brand new set of four starters onto the field (that is, no starters from 2023 will start this season). In that type of scenario, Kinchens has the play-making presence to lift this defense from adequate to extremely dangerous.

Even if veteran DB Tre'Davious White cannot recapture his former All-Pro form in the secondary, Kinchens could be that guy that no quarterback dares to throw at in 2024.