3 Best Remaining Free Agents the Rams Can Sign

Even though most of the big-name free agents have been signed, there are plenty of solid names still available. Here are three of the best remaining free agents that the LA Rams can sign.
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling is one of the best remaining free agents that the Rams should sign.
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling is one of the best remaining free agents that the Rams should sign. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Stephon Gilmore, CB

Even though the Rams signed cornerbacks Darious Williams and Tre'Davious White to begin the offseason, they could use more depth at the position beyond the duo. Fortunately, Stephon Gilmore is still available and waiting to be signed.

During his prime, Gilmore was one of the NFL's best shutdown defenders. The former 2019 Defensive Player of the Year has racked up 140 broken-up passes, 31 interceptions, two Pick-6s, and 481 solo tackles across his 12-year career. He's also been nominated to five Pro Bowls and earned a pair of All-Pro nods while even winning a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2018.

Even though Gilmore isn't one of the NFL's best defenders anymore, he's still a solid CB. He was decent for the Dallas Cowboys last year, earning a 72.3 coverage grade on Pro Football Focus after allowing 50 receptions on 91 targets (54.9%) for 653 yards, four TDs, and an 83.3 passer rating.

If Gilmore wants to win one more ring before hanging up his cleats, the Rams would be the perfect destination. Playing alongside Williams and White could take a lot off his shoulders as they would form one of the better CB trios in the league.

Let's also not forget that it was years ago when the Rams tried to sign Gilmore as a free agent, per The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue. Assuming that general manager Les Snead is still interested, I wouldn't be surprised if the veteran defender finds himself in a Los Angeles jersey next season.

3. Shaq Leonard, LB

Another standout defender who's still available is none other than Shaq Leonard. The former 2018 Defensive Rookie of the Year has racked up four All-Pro and three Pro Bowl appearances over the last six seasons while amassing 397 solo tackles, 31 defended passes, 16 sacks, and 12 interceptions.

Even if Leonard's play over the last few seasons wasn't at an elite level, the Rams could still use him. The team's linebacker room is one of its weaker positions and even a past-his-prime Leonard would provide an upgrade. Joining a potential Super Bowl contender like the Rams (+3200, 14th on FanDuel Sportsbook) could motivate him to turn back the clock a bit.

Leonard's presence would also give the Rams another option in coverage. Both Christian Rozeboom and Troy Reeder struggled in coverage last season, recording grades of 51.8 and 38.7, respectively, on PFF. Meanwhile, Leonard played to a mark of 57.2 with the Philadelphia Eagles, giving him an average coverage grade of 62.7 in his career.

Even if he isn't the game-changing LB that he once was, it's clear that Leonard still has what it takes to make the Rams better. Given how he likely won't command too much money at this point in the offseason, signing him is a low-risk, high-reward move that should be considered.

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