Los Angeles Rams: Ranking the Rams Training Camp Roster 1 to 90

by Blaine Grisak
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The Los Angeles Rams began training camp this week. With 90-players at camp, it’s hard to keep track of who to keep an eye on and who likely doesn’t have a shot at making the roster. I decided to rank every player on the Rams training camp roster from 1-90. This isn’t necessarily a ranking based on likelihood of making the roster, but a combination of that, ability, and importance to the team. Let’s get started

1-10: The Stars

1- DL Aaron Donald
2- QB Matthew Stafford
3- CB Jalen Ramsey
4 – WR Cooper Kupp
5 – LT Andrew Whitworth
6 – CB Darious Williams
7 – WR Robert Woods
8 – S Jordan Fuller
9 – EDGE Leonard Floyd
10 – C Austin Corbett

Aaron Donald is without a doubt the best player on the Los Angeles Rams. He’ll be going for his fourth Defensive Player of the Year award in 2021 which would be a league record. He simply makes those around him better and is a true difference maker on the defensive side of the ball. Not only is he a star on the Rams, but also a star for the entire league.

It’s also worth pointing out Darious Williams and Jordan Fuller. A season ago, nobody would have expected either player to carve out a role on the team, let alone become the stars that they are. Fuller went from sixth round pick to leader on the defense. Meanwhile, Williams is now a top-two cornerback on the roster who will be in for a big payday this offseason.

11-20: High Quality Starters

11. TE Tyler Higbee
12. S Terrell Burgess
13. DT Sebastian Joseph-Day
14. OT Rob Havenstein
15. LB Ernest Jones
16. G David Edwards
17. WR DeSean Jackson
18. OT Joe Noteboom
19. DL A’Shawn Robinson
20. P Johnny Hekker

Los Angeles Rams Fans have been writing off Sebastian Joseph-Day since day one. When he was taking snaps from young nose tackle Greg Gaines, many were not fans. However, Joseph-Day has done nothing but do his job effectively since day one with the Rams. He was a sixth round pick in 2018 and done nothing but outplay his draft position.

It might be early to have Ernest Jones this high on the list. However, it feels like the Rams really got a good one in Jones and it’s only a matter of time before he steps into a starting role. David Edwards is one of the ten best young guards in the NFL. Expect him to take a big jump in year three.

21-30: What Have You Done For Me Lately?

21. LB Troy Reeder
22. S Taylor Rapp
23. RB Darrell Henderson Jr.
24. EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
25. LB Micah Kiser
26. WR Van Jefferson
27. OT  Bobby Evans
28. LB Kenny Young
29. CB Robert Rochell
30. WR TuTu Atwell

It’s unfair to put Robert Rochell and TuTu Atwell in a group titled, “what have you done for me lately.” The title doesn’t apply to them. Instead, guys like Taylor Rapp, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, and Van Jefferson really need to step up this season for the Los Angeles Rams. Taylor Rapp will have a chance to start this year and really needs to show development especially in coverage. Meanwhile, Okoronkwo has 2.5 sacks in two years. It’s time for these players to show what they got.

It might also be fair to put Van Jefferson in this category. However, he’ll have a big opportunity to show off his skillset this season. The only players standing in his way of reps are a 34-year old speedster past his prime and a gadget rookie.

31-40: It’s Now or Never

31. LB Travin Howard
32. EDGE Terrell Lewis
33. EDGE Justin Hollins
34. TE Johnny Mundt
35. CB David Long Jr.
36. S Nick Scott
37. K Matt Gay
38. TE Jacob Harris
39. DL Bobby Brown III
40. RB Xavier Jones

Again, ignore players like Jacob Harris and Bobby Brown in this category as rookies. Most of the other players in this category fit it to a T. Terrell Lewis has his knee issues. He needs to show that he can play in a consistent role or he might be off of the roster next year.

David Long is going into his third year and will be one of the three most-experienced cornerbacks on the teams. He needs to show that he can be trusted in coverage. Lastly, as an undrafted free agent and the current backup running back on the roster, this might be the best chance that Xavier Jones ever has to showcase his ability in the NFL.

41-50: Quality Backups

41. QB John Wolford
42. OT Tremayne Anchrum Jr.
43. DL Greg Gaines
44. iOL Alaric Jackson
45. TE Brycen Hopkins
46. CB Dont’e Deayon
47. iOL Chandler Brewer
48. DL Earnest Brown IV
49. C Coleman Shelton
50. DL Eric Banks

After being written off as an undrafted free agent and AAF star, John Wolford finally got to showcase his ability last season. He proved that when his name is called, he can come out and win games for the Rams. The Los Angeles Rams really like what they have in Tremayne Anchurm. It would not be surprising to see him take on a starting role or see serious action as a depth piece within the next season or two.

Earnest Jones has a chance to be on the better picks for the Rams in the 2021 NFL Draft. He’s going to take over for Morgan Fox with the hope that he reaches Fox’s ceiling much faster. He should be a quality rotational pass rusher.

51-60: Backups With Upside

51. C Brian Allen
52. WR Ben Skowronek
53. RB Jake Funk
54. LS Matt Orzech
55. DL Michael Hoecht
56. P Brandon Wright
57. TE Kendall Blanton
58. WR Trishton Jackson
59. RB Otis Anderson
60. EDGE Chris Garrett

Jake Funk is someone that Rams fans are really excited about. Is it the name or is it that he had insane explosive scores pre-draft? He’ll get special teams work early, but in a year or two, he could find an offensive role. Otis Anderson is another running back in this group with special teams ability. He brings ability as a returner. However, he was one of two running backs along with Travis Etienne in last year’s draft class to have 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in a season during his college career.

Lastly, Chris Garrett needs to show that he can translate his size and dominance to the NFL level. This is someone that put his name in the record book for forced fumbles and sacks at the DII level. He’ll be someone to watch.

61-70: On the Outside Looking In

61. LB Christian Rozeboom
62. QB Bryce Perkins
63. S Troy Warner
64. LB Jake Gervase
65. G Jordan Meredith
66. EDGE Justin Lawler
67. DL Marquise Copeland
68. G Jamil Demby
69. S Paris Ford
70. WR Jeremiah Haydel

Bryce Perkins developed a lot last season – enough so that the Los Angeles Rams activated him against the Green Bay Packers. However, it’s very hard for teams to keep there quarterbacks on the roster. That’s especially the case with stable quarterbacks like Matthew Stafford and John Wolford ahead of him.

It’s never a good sign when you have to switch positions to give yourself a shot at making the roster. Gervase is switching from safety to linebacker and could be on his way out. Meanwhile, Jeremiah Hayden is a very good returner, but doesn’t add a lot as a receiver. He’ll need to show that he can add something as a receiver to make the practice squad.

71-80: Practice Squad Candidates

71. RB Raymond Calais
72. CB Brontae Harris
73. OL Max Pircher
74. EDGE Max Roberts
75. S JuJu Hughes
76. K Austin MacGinnis
77. S Jovan Grant
78. TE Kyle Markway
79. DL Jonah Williams
80. CB Dayan Lake

The Los Angeles Rams signed Brontae Harris earlier this offseason. He’ll have an uphill climb to make the roster, but it wouldn’t be shocking to see him on the practice squad. The Rams might also look at Max Roberts and Jovan Grant as players they can develop into depth role players going forward.

81-90: Better Luck Next Time

81. WR Landen Akers
82. WR J.J. Koski
83. DL John Daka
84. S Kareem Orr
85. DB J.R. Reed
86. LB Derrick Moncrief
87. QB Devlin Hodges
88. P Corey Bojorquez
89. LS Steven Wirtel
90. DE George Silvanic

JJ Koski spent last year on the practice squad, but the Los Angeles Rams have so much depth at wide receiver, it will be an uphill battle for him this year. Devlin “Duck” Hodges seems to have just been brought in as a camp arm. George Silvanic is a good story, but the Rams are very deep on the defensive line.

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