It wasn’t long ago we watched as the Rams selected Terrell Burgess out of Utah in the third round and Jordan Fuller out of Ohio State in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. In just no time though, those two names are making an impact in training camp.
Which rookies have jumped out to Rams head coach Sean McVay? On defense:
Safeties Jordan Fuller and Terrell Burgess "have been standouts the last couple of days."
— Stu Jackson (@StuJRams) August 18, 2020
As Stu Jackson of therams.com reported, Sean McVay mentioned both rookie safeties by name as two guys that were standouts the last couple of days of camp.
Go get it, @j_fuller4!
Back-to-back days with picks for the rook! pic.twitter.com/9SFsYhLMV7
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 18, 2020
As you can see above, Jordan Fuller made a great play on the football thrown by backup quarterback John Wolford who was intending to connect with fellow rookie wideout Van Jefferson. Fuller’s biggest knock coming out of college was his athleticism as there were many other safeties on the board that were better athletes when he was taken. However, the team really liked Fuller, they liked his size, his high football-IQ, his overall intelligence and his demeanor. Fuller, in just one clip sure looks like he may belong in this league.
As for the other rookie Burgess, according to multiple reports at camp, he has made a serious impact. Burgess is set to be the third safety out in the secondary and a potential starter moving forward. With Rams second-year standout Taylor Rapp sitting out the last few days, both Burgess and Fuller have made an immediate statement.
With Fuller being a sixth-round pick he’s pushing his way into a legit future role with the Rams defense and not just special teams down the line. It will be interesting to watch these two safeties as camp rolls on and Hard Knocks heats up in the next few episodes.