Rams rookies will astound fans with competitiveness in mini-camp

Los Angeles Rams Offseason Workout, Stetson Bennett, Matthew Stafford, Dresser Winn
Los Angeles Rams Offseason Workout, Stetson Bennett, Matthew Stafford, Dresser Winn / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/GettyImages
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Special teams (1)

The LA Rams did no favors for ST Coordinator Chase Blackburn in 2023. The team allowed every veteran special team player to sign with new teams, forcing Blackburn to restock the entire special team roster from scratch. As if that was not bad enough, the team invested just one pick in Round 7 for punter Ethan Evans.

Kicker - (1)

  • Kicker Joshua Karty (209th overall)

The LA Rams needed a new kicker for 2024, and the consensus among fans was an agreement that the extension of kicker Tanner Brown for the 2024 NFL season was merely a placeholder for the team. Now with Karty onboard, training camp sets the stage for heated competition. Stanford kicker Joshua Karty was the best kicker in the 2024 NFL Draft, and he now has the opportunity to prove his value and competence by winning the starting role for the LA Rams.


The Rams needed to find several starters in the 2024 NFL Draft, and round out the depth at key positions. As it now stands, this team could have up to seven rookie starters in 2024, and perhaps double that number of rookies could make the 53-man active roster.

The key to building an NFL Championship team is more than accumulating elite players. A savvy NFL GM like Les Snead realizes that there is just as much positive impact to the roster by focusing attention to the bottom tiers of the 53-man roster as well. In fact, it was the Rams depth at wide receiver and in the secondary that afforded the team a chance to compete in, and win, Super Bowl LVI.