Defense signings - Secondary
1- CB Michael Ojemudia is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound cornerback with four years of NFL experience. Originally drafted by the Denver Broncos with the 77th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Ojemudia has been a rather effective pass defender when allowed to play. Unfortunately, his best opportunity to play in the NFL was in his rookie season, a year in which he saw over 850 defensive snaps for the Broncos.
Ojemudia has had experience with the Denver Broncos for 2.5 seasons, the Chicago Bears for 0.5 seasons, and finally signed to the LA Rams practice squad through the 2023 NFL season. While he did not see any action for the Rams in 2023, he was handicapped by arriving after the season had started. He will be back for the Rams 2024 training camp, which leaves an optimistic backdrop for his contribution in the Rams secondary going forward.
2- DB Tanner Ingle is a rookie defensive back who struggled to see playing time behind a group of young DBs in the Rams secondary. While he did not contribute to the Rams in 2023, he will be back for another attempt to crack the roster. Standing 5-foot-8 and weighing 179 pounds, Ingle is an undersized defensive back who is likely better suited for the Rams as a slot or nickel package defensive back.
While he is an undersized safety, we found plenty of positives about him when he signed with the LA Rams after the 2023 NFL Draft. The trick is not whether or not Ingle can play football, but whether or not the LA Rams can devise a suitable role for him to succeed in 2024.
3 - DB Cameron McCutcheon is another raw rookie defensive back who was unable to crack the Rams roster in 2023. Unlike Ingle, McCutcheon has some size to him, standing 6-foot-1 and weighing a robust 204 pounds. McCutcheon is a young man who loves to hit, and as such takes full advantage of his size. While I am less optimistic in his ability to secure a starting role in the secondary in 2024, I am very hopeful that he can condense his NFL experience to excel for the Rams on special teams next season.