Rams Roster: Fast 40+ LA Rams roster roundup CB Cameron McCutcheon (#16)

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The LA Rams have never failed to add a player whose versatility and athleticism allow the player to be projected into various roles on the team. While that has happened frequently, I'm not particularly encouraged by the team's success in innovating a role to optimize those athletic gifts on a football field.

A quick summary

The LA Rams clearly were intrigued by the size of Wester Caroline defensive back Cameron McCutcheon. It's tough not to notice a young man who plays in the secondary and stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 201 pounds. That is big enough to project as a player who can withstand the punishment of facing NFL tight ends and larger receivers on a game by game basis..

What I don't like about this signing

Young raw defensive backs are fine if there are a limited number of rookies to coach up. That is not the situation for the LA Rams roster right now. The LA Rams are sorting out 19 defensive backs in training camp, which is a huge number of players to try to coach up, drill, afford enough time in training camp, and effective assess. I don't know if the Rams coaching staff have enough bandwidth to even give the guy a fair shake.

What I like about this signing

Cameron McCutcheon has a size advantage and he is not afraid to use it. He plays physical defense, and that is definitely going to get noticed by Rams DB coach Aubrey Pleasant. While you could reasonably expect a small school football player to be a bit intimidated by the rise to the NFL, I don't expect McCutcheon to suffer from any 'Deer in the headlights,' paralysis that will hinder his chances in training camp.

What I loves about this signing

While a long shot, DB Cameron McCutcheon is the type of Cinderella story that is great to hear from any NFL training camp. Any player has an opportunity to earn a spot on the LA Rams roster. They simply have to want it enough.

You can see from his highlight video below that McCutcheon is no slouch when it comes to shedding blockers, making tackles for a loss, and defending passes. Not all players can be stars on the roster, and sometimes you just need to find a guy who fills his role and plays it with as much gusto as he can.

Cameron McCutcheon appears to be that bread-and-butter type of player.

What are his chances of making the roster?

While I am infamously noted for optimistic beliefs in a young man's potential, I'm not convinced that there are many unclaimed 'development,' slots remaining on the Rams roster, even at this early stage of training camp. McCutcheon's best path to even a spot on the Rams practice squad lies in excelling on special teams.

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He could impress and earn a PS slot. But he will need some incredible performances in preseason games to earn even that modest beginning.