Three Free Agent Defensive Tackles the Rams Must Target to Replace Aaron Donald

The Rams will likely be in the market for defensive tackle help after Aaron Donald announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday.

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2. John Jenkins

If the Rams are looking for another 30-plus-year-old defensive lineman to replace Donald, then Jenkins could be a potential option.

The 34-year-old defensive tackle has received some interest in free agency as he visited the Miami Dolphins this week, per Aaron Wilson.

Even though Jenkins is on the other side of 30, he didn’t show signs of slowing down last year with the Las Vegas Raiders. 

The 6-foot-3, 327-pound defensive tackle had his best season as a professional, recording 61 combined tackles, four tackles for loss, four pass deflections, two quarterback hits, and a defensive touchdown. 

It was also the first time in Jenkins’ career that he was a full-time starting defensive lineman. The last time he started in more than 10 games was in 2015 with the New Orleans Saints (12). Spotrac projects Jenkins to receive a one-year, $3.8 million deal in free agency, which might be warranted with how he played last season in Las Vegas.