3 Rams Already on the Chopping Block Before OTAs

After having a great 2024 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams could look to move on from these three players.
Dec 31, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Tutu Atwell (5) warms
Dec 31, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Tutu Atwell (5) warms / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Bobby Brown III, DT

The Rams spent a considerable amount of their draft capital on the defensive line, taking Jared Verse, Brandon Fiske, and Tyler Davis. Los Angeles is expecting Fiske and Verse to make immediate impacts as rookies.

However, the Rams’ coaching staff will also have their eyes on Bobby Brown III, who is coming off a disappointing 2023 season. Brown is projected to start next to Kobie Turner, with Donald surprisingly retiring this offseason.

The 23-year-old defensive tackle worked his way into the starting lineup last season but got outplayed by Turner. Brown had 31 combined tackles, four tackles for loss, and a quarterback hit.

The former fourth-round pick has a chance to show he can take the next step in his career as a full-time starter. However, if Brown doesn’t hit the ground running this summer, I could see the Rams hitting the free-agent market and finding a defensive tackle to plug into this spot.

3. Zach Evans

With Los Angeles taking former University of Michigan running back Blake Corum in the third round of the 2024 NFL Draft, the battle for the RB3 spot will be interesting to follow this summer in training camp.

Zach Evans, Ronnie Rivers, and Boston Scott will be competing for that RB3 spot, just in case the Rams don’t keep four running backs on the active roster. Evans didn’t see much playing time last season despite the Rams losing Kyren Williams for four games.

The rookie running back only had nine carries for 19 yards in 10 games. The Rams felt much more comfortable rolling with Darrell Henderson Jr. and Royce Freeman as they didn’t have Rivers either.

Nonetheless, the 22-year-old has a prime opportunity to stake his claim in the backfield with a strong training camp and preseason. The 5-foot-11 running back didn’t have crazy numbers in college but played well in his lone season at Ole Miss. Evans posted a career-high 936 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on the ground on 144 carries in 2022.

If Evans doesn’t win a job this summer, I could see the Rams stashing him on the practice squad and being called up if necessary.

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