Ever since late January/early February, Rams fans around these woods – TST – have been lauding the hire of Jeff Fisher and Les Snead.
The duo's first couple moves came via free agency; they signed Scott Wells to anchor the middle of the offensive line, added a top-flight corner in Cortland Finnegan. Other free agent moves include the additions defensive tackle Kendall Langford, linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar, defensive end William Hayes, and defensive tackle Trevor Laws.
Then, in April's draft, their will was fully imposed – they drafted the players of the future. From the acquisition of the uber talented, yet raw, Michael Brockers with the No. 14 pick to the undrafted free agent haul of Sammy Brown and Alex Hoffman-Ellis, every player has a good chance of having success this season.
Lets have a look at which rookie has the best chance to having the most success this year.DT Michael Brockers
Lets start off with Michael Brockers. He is immediately being inserted into the starting lineup alongside the likes of Chris Long, Robert Quinn and Kendall Langford. Playing on the same line as these accomplished players – sans Quinn, he's still scratching the surface of his own potential – should ease things for Brockers, but the growing pains will still be there. Remember, he came out of college after being a starter for only one full season.
WR Brian Quick
Like Brockers, Quick will also be thrust into the starting lineup. Also like Brockers, the acclimation to the pro game might take a while, especially since he came out of Appalachian State.
CB Janoris Jenkins
Does there seem to be a trend going on here? Like his fellow rookies mentioned above, Jenkins is also set to be a starter. Jenkins has gotten high praises from the coaches, and were it not for some extra-curricular activities in college, he would have been a first-rounder. his chops will be tested early on.
RB Isiah Pead
Pead will not be asked to start, at least not in the foreseeable future, as long as we have Steven Jackson. What he will be asked to do is be the third-down back and give Jackson a breather here and there.
CB Trumaine Johnson
Tru is a big (6'2, 204 lbs) corner. He won't be asked to start, but he will be competing for the nickel job. Plus, reports from mini-camps say he has a knack for picking off the ball.
WR Chris Givens
He's a fast receiver who will definitely play a part in stretching the field. With Quick, Greg Salas and Danny Amendola working the middle of the field, Givens will see plenty of opportunities to get deep passes thrown his way.
OG Rokevious Watkins
Like many of the other first year players, Rok has a good chance of cracking the starting lineup. He a raw player, but boy is he a huge human at 338 pounds.
K Greg Zuerlein
Zuerlein actually might have the best chance of having success in 2012. Come on, how much different is it kicking at the pro level than in college?
LB Aaron Brown
A seventh rounder having a chance of starting? Only with the Rams. The former Hawaii Warrior will be competing for a spot at outside linebacker
Undrafted Free Agents
Here is where OLB's Sammy Brown and Alex Hoffman-Ellis come into play. Throw in here S Matt Daniels and Rodney McLeod.
Who do you think will have the best year? Do you think it's some other player I overlooked? Leave your pick in comment section!