NFL Draft: 3 prospects the Los Angeles Rams should keep an eye on
The Los Angeles Rams, first year under head coach Sean McVay, was in a word, a success. The transformation on offense, from just a season ago, to the one McVay rolled out is night and day. Sophomore QB Jared Goff, played at a high level most of the year, while pro-bowl RB Todd Gurley, returned to his rookie form. Despite the play of the new look offense, a strong look on defense, and a bright future. The Rams, fell short of the big game (Going one and done in the playoffs). With all that said, the future is bright for the young team. With key pieces in place across the board (offense and defense), a innovative coaching staff, and a win it all mentality in the front office. The Los Angeles Rams, are definitely on the rise.
Even with all the talent, it is never too early to look at upgrades. Here are a few players, that could interest the Rams, and help put them over the top.
- OG Will Hernandez (UTEP)– One of the biggest holes the Rams, need to address, is right up front. The questionable play, led too to much pressure on there young signal caller, which eventually became a huge reason for there fall off. The addition of player like Hernandez, would go a long way in fixing those issues. The big bodied (6-3 330lbs) is a pure road grader, with a nasty streak. Built with a thick base, to help run threw defenses, and the quick feet to pull out in traffic, and do damage. On the field he is a monster, but it is his work in the film room that sets the “Miner” apart from other prospects. Hernandez could be a player that the rams could could and play day one of drafting him.
- S Ronnie Harrison (Alabama)- Harrison can do it all. Seriously, he has the skill set to cover big bodied wide outs, and the raw speed to cover smaller slot receivers. While he has all the tools to be a cover safety, it is his play making ability on the back end that is the most impressive. Both in the run game (he is a hammer) and in the pass, he is someone opposing offenses need to know where he is at all times. He may not of gotten the same press, as teammate Minkah Fitzpatrick has, but he would fill a need for the Los Angeles Rams, from day one.
- OLB Malik Jefferson (Texas)- The rams defense didn’t seem to have many holes this year. Built solid at all three levels, they were tough on all fazes of the game. With that said, the need for another Corner, a play making Safety, or a game changer at LB is a must. Welcome Malik Jefferson, the 6’3 240 LB beast, is a legit demon on the football field. The Texas Long Horns, may not of gotten a lot of love this year, but that doesn’t mean, Jefferson doesn’t deserve the accolades. Built with a solid base, to help in the run game, He posses the eye to stay ahead of an offense when looking to fool defenders. Most importantly he is a 3 down backer, and can hold his own in coverage. Needless to say, Jefferson, could be a guy that helps take the Rams tough D, from good to great.