5 Rams on Thin Ice Heading Into 2024 Offseason

Five Los Angeles Rams who are on thin ice heading into the 2024 offseason.
Nov 26, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Rams linebacker Troy Reeder (59) against the
Nov 26, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Rams linebacker Troy Reeder (59) against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Ben Skowronek

Speaking of disappointments, wide receiver Ben Skowronek failed to continue his development in 2023. The seventh-round pick showed WR3 upside in 2022 with his 39 receptions and 376 yards, flashing glimpses of a guy who could be a perfect supporting piece.

Yet, Skowronek fell by the wayside with Cooper Kupp back and rookie Puka Nacua soaring past records in his first season. Even worse, Skowronek was clearly behind the likes of Tutu Atwell and Demarcus Robinson in the pecking order, making him a complete afterthought in a pass-heavy offense.

Skowronek's inability to earn targets led to a dismal 8 receptions and 66 yards this past campaign. That's not a performance anyone is going to take a lot of positives from.

The Rams certainly could give Skowronek one last training camp to prove he's worth keeping around, but there's surely more impactful veterans who could fill his roster spot instead.

3. Brycen Hopkins

Tight end Brycen Hopkins is another youngster the team may be ready to cut bait on.

The Purdue standout was taken in the fourth round of the 2020 draft because of his intriguing potential. Yet, that's never been unearthed in the NFL, as he's notched 13 receptions and 196 yards over 39 games played for Los Angeles.

What is the point in wasting precious roster space on an upcoming fifth-year TE who's essentially done nothing at the pro level? There isn't one, and McVay would be wise to move on from this failed experiment.