What have we learned as LA Rams OTA Offseason Workouts conclude?

Rams OTAs have come and gone. Now, what have we learned so far?
Los Angeles Rams Minicamp, Warren McClendon Jr., Ochaun Mathis
Los Angeles Rams Minicamp, Warren McClendon Jr., Ochaun Mathis / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/GettyImages
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With the first week of June 2024 now fading from sight in the rearview mirror, so too are the LA Rams now pulling up the stakes and packing up their OTAs for 2024. The last team event before Training Camp begins is the annual Mandatory Minicamp scheduled for June 10-12, 2024. That makes the team's last day of Phase 3 of OTAs a bit bittersweet.

The Rams have been working up a lather under the California sun so far, and the results are already starting to pay off. For Rams fans, this year's OTAs certainly have a more accelerated pace than that of 2023. Of course, there were reasons for that. Last season, the team had opted to clear the roster of all but three highly compensated veterans, and flooded the roster with young prospects.

This year, the plan was not nearly so radical. Instead, it was more of the same as the team selected 10 more rookies in the 2024 NFL Draft, all of whom not only have a legitimate chance to make the team's active 53-man roster but to have a shot at a meaningful or rotational role on the team as well. The Rams seemed to have a sixth sense about the way their draft board would unfold and held the upper hand throughout the event.

With 24 rookies over the past two seasons (the allotted number of draft picks for the past two years is 14), this team has suddenly become young, passionate, and very dangerous. The Rams not only now threaten to reclaim the NFC West Division Title from the San Francisco 49ers in 2024 but to reach the top-seeded berth in the NFC for the upcoming 2025 NFL Playoffs.

Even as the constant barrage of meaningless player rankings for a season that is yet-to-be seems to amplify the production of rookies from other teams and completely overlook Rams players, there is a smoldering confidence in this team that is even hotter than that of a year ago. The team not only has the knowledge of last season's surprising playoff run, but the front office appeared to have a deft method for improving on last year's success.