This Day 3 prospect could be ideally suited for LA Rams future success

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The LA Rams must reform their roster for the 2024 NFL season. Now, how will the team go about doing so?

Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of any reconstruction of an NFL team roster is how many slots to allocate to positional groups. Ideally, you want to have enough depth at any position to allow coverage in case of injury. But there must also be room to develop raw players for future roles on the team. While the NFL has provided NFL teams with a 16-player practice squad, we know that the way practice squad rules work is not exactly ideal for developing players.

What I mean is that any NFL team can sign a player from another team's practice squad to their own active 53-man roster. It's a great strategy when your team signs a player from another practice squad. But it's very disappointing when another team claims a promising young player from your team's practice squad.

The Rams have enjoyed success at claiming players, but have lost players to other teams as well.

While the system does work, it does not do enough for teams that want to invest in developing a player for more than one season. Of course, there are workarounds. Some teams simply make room on their active 53-man roster for the player who the team wants to continue developing. The Rams opted for that strategy when the team wanted to carry both QB John Wolford and Bryce Perkins behind starting quarterback Matthew Stafford.

The other option is to carry that player on the practice squad, and simply hope that no other team needs a player at that position. The Rams had used that option many times in the past as well. Now, let's turn to the 2024 NFL Draft, and discuss who might be an ideal player to add to the team to develop over one or two seasons:

Which Day 3 prospect is ideally suited for Rams future success?

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