The Rams finished up their picks of day two by selecting rangy Utah free safety Terrell Burgess. Once again, the Rams went with a Senior Bowl player that proved himself among the best of the best in Mobile, AL. Burgess watched his running mate safety Julian Blackmon come off the board before him to the Indianapolis Colts but Burgess fell into potentially a better situation in Los Angeles.
With the Rams moving on from Eric Weddle due to his retirement, the team needed a true free safety. In the new Brandon Staley defense, he needed a guy that could give him what Vic Fangio had in Denver with Justin Simmons and Chicago with Eddie Jackson. It looks as though the Rams may have given him just that with talented free safety Terrell Burgess.
This move should allow the Rams to play Taylor Rapp strictly around the line of scrimmage while keeping John Johnson III at strong safety. Burgess offers the positional versatility with his ability to play safety or nickel corner, something that will give the Rams a lot to work with in the back end of the secondary. It’s worth mentioning that the aforementioned Eric Weddle has played a role in mentoring the newest Ram safety Burgess. The former Utah safety Weddle has been in contact with his since the pick.
Alexis Kraft and I interviewed the newest Ram in an interview you can hear below.