The St. Louis Rams have been practicing for the last week to get ready for the regular season. But before that, before the preseason games start, the Rams have their annual scrimmage on Saturday at approximately 12:30 p.m. CT. This is an annual fan event, and it's also the first time that we will see the Rams play in game-like situations this year.
There are many things to watch, but let's keep it simple today. Here's a list of players to keep an eye on during the scrimmage.
Kenny Britt - One person that fans are dying to see is veteran Kenny Britt. He hasn't been a star in his prior years with the Tennessee Titans, but maybe he will be a good receiver for the Rams. Britt sounds like a star in the making, based on practice reports so far. This is the first time that fans will get to watch the receiver they're hoping can breathe some life into the Rams offense.
Aaron Donald - Donald has been a beast during training camp, the toast of the visiting press. The rookie defensive tackle is the inside rusher that the Rams have been missing. While it's not clear on if the Rams will start Donald, he will obviously get a lot of snaps. During one-on-one drills, don't be surprised to hear about Donald being unblockable.
Lamarcus Joyner - So Donald hasn't been the only rookie surprising observers during camp, slot corner Lamarcus Joyner has been flashing the talent that made him such an intriguing second-round pick. He's shown aggressiveness and leadership during his time at training camp so far. Joyner should be a big part of the Rams defense and this will be the perfect chance to see him in action for the first time.
Sam Bradford - We don't know if starring quarterback Sam Bradford will get much work done during the event. It would be a surprise if the Rams didn't put him on the field for a least a little bit. There's some concern about Bradford. He was playing well last season before he tore his ACL, and seeing him practicing should cure some doubts.
Janoris Jenkins - Third year corner Janoris Jenkins has been struggling in coverage against Brian Quick and Kenny Britt. He found himself in a sophomore slump last season, so hopefully he gets back on track. If Gregg Williams can reign in his gambling tendencies, he could become a good corner.
Those are the players that I plan on watching. How about you guys? Any players that you will be paying special attention to?