The LA Rams secondary has fans worried. Here's how to upgrade it in 3 easy steps

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Step 3: Draft a shutdown corner

The abundance of Top-Tier quarterbacks projected to be selected in the 2024 NFL Draft may not help the LA Rams directly, but with each quarterback selected by a team that picks before the LA Rams at the 19th overall pick, the better the LA Rams chances of drafting a shutdown cornerback.

NFL Championships are built around elite playmakers at specific positions. A QB, WR, blind side OT, pass rusher, and shutdown CB. Of that finite group, the Rams are most obviously missing a shutdown CB. While you could argue (and some do) that the Rams pass rush needs help, I don't know that the Rams see it that way. The Rams cut OLB Leonard Floyd outright, and he put up 10.5 QB sacks for the Buffalo Bills this season. Right now, rookie OLB Byron Young just put up 8.0 QB sacks, while teammate NT Kobie Turner put up 9.0 QB sacks, and both will do much better in 2024.

And of course, there is the LT position. But Alaric Jackson improved dramatically as the 2023 NFL season wore on. The Rams have already committed to QB Matthew Stafford, WR Cooper Kupp, and DT Aaron Donald. And then, there is the incredible season by WR Puka Nacua.

But there is noone close to a shutdown corner on the Rams roster right now. But there could be if the 2024 NFL Draft board falls the right way.

Per NFL Draft Buzz's 2024 Draft Board, several defensive back prospects could be Day 1 starters in the 2024 NFL season, and many have been described as potential NFL shutdown cornerbacks. Of all options, I believe this is the most likely to unfold in the offseason. The Rams may extend some players, but merely to ensure adequate depth. While I like the concept of an elite DB, I cannot see the Rams throwing sacks of cash in hopes of attracting a player to the roster.

The Rams had legendary success in the 2023 NFL Draft. I would look for the team to try to double down on another epically productive rookie class of 2024. But that is merely my opinion. What do you think? Which of the three avenues do you anticipate the Rams front office to use to upgrade the secondary? Let us know in the comments section of our Facebook page.

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