3. Xavier Rhodes, cut by the Minnesota Vikings
Xavier Rhodes is not in the same boat as Thomas Davis as he had much more than one more year left under contract. The 29-year-old corner still had three more seasons under contract with the Minnesota Vikings and while the Vikings saved $8.1 million by cutting Rhodes, they still have to pay $4.8 million in dead cap.
At one point in time, Rhodes was one of the most exciting young corners in the league, which led to the Vikings signing him to a five-year deal in the first place. However, his production started to dip and so did his playing time, as he appeared in just under three-fourths of the Vikings’ defensive snaps in 2019.
While Rhodes’ last two seasons have been somewhat disappointing, the Rams should know better than any team that sometimes a change of scenery can be all a young corner needs to blossom back into full potential.
The Rams saw this with Marcus Peters, who instantly rediscovered the prime version of himself once he was traded to the Baltimore Ravens and did more with the Ravens in that short time than he ever did with the Rams.
It all depends on Rhodes’ price, which makes him the third player on this list, but if he is someone who the team can afford to add while also improving other areas of the team then it would be a huge pickup.