Alright, so a bunch of teams met with potential draft prospects at the EW Shrine Game. Here's a list of players the Rams have met with reported by WalterFootball.com:
Max Bullough, LB , Michigan State
Glenn Carson, LB, Penn State
Chris Elkins, C, Youngstown State
Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice
Kevin Graf, OT, Southern California
Andre Hal, CB, Vanderbilt
Blake Jackson, TE, Oklahoma State
Cassius Marsh, DL, UCLA
Sean Parker, S, Washington
Tyler Starr, LB, South Dakota
Some things to note:
- They met with 3 linebackers, all projected to be undrafted. Not much you can really take away from this other than to assume they are potential special teams players or 3rd string linebackers. However, it's clear they are interested in improving the linebacker position since this is the position they met with the most.
- They met with two cornerbacks and one safety. It's obvious they're trying to improve our secondary by either depth at cornerback or a potential starter at safety. Gaines and Hal are projected for the second to third rounds, and this could indicate a mid-round pick being used on a cornerback, potentially these cornerbacks. Sean Parker is a safety projected for the late rounds at best, so I would consider him more of a depth prospect than anything.
- Cassius Marsh is a DE projected to go in the mid rounds. He has some serious potential and met with a crazy amount of teams at the Shrine Game.
The rest of the group are projected to be UFA, so it's not worth noting them. What I would like to note are 3 players the Rams didn't meet with. Here they are:
Pierre Desir, CB
- A small school prospect at cornerback, he is a really good player that simply hasn't gone up against great competition, so that is why he is projected for the mid rounds.
Jimmy Garroppolo, QB
- A mid round QB prospect, I've seen this name show up in many a mock draft for the Rams. They didn't meet up with him, though. Take that for what you will as he was met by the largest number of teams.
Chandler Jones, WR
- a good prospect at WR, also projected for the mid rounds.
So what are your thoughts on this?