The Rams now have the full complement of players on their 90-man offseason roster. The roster is likely to undergo many additions and subtractions before the first cuts in August. Additional veteran help for the offensive line would be a welcome sight. There's little doubt the Rams' current roster is the deepest and most talented edition since the arrival of Jeff Fisher and Les Snead in 2012.
Current Roster & Depth Chart
The accompanying chart presents the Rams' current 90-man roster and depth chart:
|C||Barrett Jones||Tim Barnes||Demetrius Rhaney||David Wang|
|RG||Rodger Saffold||Brandon Washington|
|LG||Jamon Brown||Cody Wichmann||Travis Bond|
|RT||Rob Havenstein||Garrett Reynolds||Darrell Williams|
|LT||Greg Robinson||Andrew Donnal||Steven Baker|
|TE||Lance Kendricks||Cory Harkey||Brad Smelley||Zach Laskey|
|TE||Jared Cook||Alex Bayer||Justice Cunningham|
|WR||Brian Quick||Damian Williams||Devon Wylie||Tyler Slavin||Daniel Rodriguez|
|WR||Tavon Austin||Chris Givens||Emory Blake||Isiah Ferguson|
|WR||Kenny Britt||Stedman Bailey||Bud Sasser||Bradley Marquez|
|RB||Tre Mason||Benny Cunningham||Chase Reynolds||Malcolm Brown|
|RB||Todd Gurley||Isaiah Pead||Trey Watts||Terrence Franks|
|QB||Nick Foles||Austin Davis||Case Keenum||Sean Mannion|
|P||John Hekker||Michael Palardy|
|LS||Jake McQuaide||Tyler Ott|
|DT||Aaron Donald||Nick Fairley|
|DT||Michael Brockers||Doug Worthington||Louis Trinca-Pasat|
|DE||Chris Long||William Hayes||Martin Ifedi||Matt Longacre|
|DE||Robert Quinn||Eugene Sims||Ethan Westbrooks|
|MLB||James Laurinaitis||Daren Bates||Bryce Hager|
|OLB||Alec Ogletree||Marshall McFadden||Korey Toomer||Keshaun Malone|
|OLB||Jo-Lonn Dunbar||Akeem Ayers||Cameron Lynch|
|CB||Janoris Jenkins||Marcus Roberson||Brandon McGee||Imoan Claiborne|
|CB||Trumaine Johnson||E.J. Gaines||Lamarcus Joyner||Montell Garner|
|SS||T.J. McDonald||Mark Barron||Maurice Alexander||Jacob Hagen|
|FS||Rodney McLeod||Cody Davis||Christian Bryant||Jay Hughes|
Early 53-man Roster Projections
The accompanying chart presents my projected 53-man roster, depth chart and practice squad:
C Barrett Jones Tim Barnes RG Rodger Saffold LG Jamon Brown Cody Wichmann RT Rob Havenstein Garrett Reynolds LT Greg Robinson Andrew Donnal TE Lance Kendricks Cory Harkey TE Jared Cook Alex Bayer WR Brian Quick Tavon Austin Chris Givens WR Kenny Britt Stedman Bailey RB Tre Mason Benny Cunningham Chase Reynolds RB Todd Gurley Isaiah Pead QB Nick Foles Case Keenum Sean Mannion PK Greg Zuerlein P John Hekker LS Jake McQuaide DT Aaron Donald Nick Fairley DT Michael Brockers Louis Trinca-Pasat DE Chris Long William Hayes DE Robert Quinn Eugene Sims Ethan Westbrooks MLB James Laurinaitis OLB Alec Ogletree Daren Bates OLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar Akeem Ayers CB Janoris Jenkins Marcus Roberson CB Trumaine Johnson E.J. Gaines Lamarcus Joyner SS T.J. McDonald Mark Barron Maurice Alexander FS Rodney McLeod Cody Davis Practice Squad C Demetrius Rhaney OL Travis Bond TE Justice Cunningham WR Bud Sasser RB Malcolm Brown DE Martin Ifedi MLB Bryce Hager CB Imoan Claiborne FS Christian Bryant
The Rams will have 20 players eligible for Free Agency after the 2015 season. Among the more notable names: Nick Foles, Brian Quick, Benny Cunningham, William Hayes, Nick Fairley, Janoris Jenkins, Trumaine Johnson, Mark Barron, and Rodney McLeod. Luckily for the Rams, sound salary cap management will allow the team to re-sign most of their own Free Agents if they so desire.
The team remains one of the youngest in the NFL. With the departures of Scott Wells, Davin Joseph and Shaun Hill, the Rams have only three players remaining on the roster who have reached the age of 30: Chris Long, Jo-Lonn Dunbar and William Hayes (all 3 are 30 years old).
The Rams' roster includes 11 players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, and 9 players selected in the second round. Of the 20 players, only 4 (Mark Barron, Akeem Ayers, Nick Fairley, and Kenny Britt) were not originally drafted by the Rams.
Only four players on the roster have received postseason honors to-date: Nick Foles, Aaron Donald, Robert Quinn and John Hekker.
Familiar names who won't make the final 53-man roster: QB Austin Davis, RB Trey Watts, CB Brandon McGee.
Eleven new faces appear on the projected roster: Nick Foles, Rob Havenstein, Andrew Donnal, Cody Wichmann, Jamon Brown, Garrett Reynolds, Todd Gurley, Sean Mannion, Louis Trinca-Pasat, Nick Fairley and Akeem Ayers.
The Rams' three best offseason additions: Nick Foles, Todd Gurley, Nick Fairley.
Worst offseason move? Not drafting OL La'el Collins in the 7th round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The Rams had sent Collins' agents an advisory text noting they would be selecting him if available with their last selection. The agents bluffed their way out of it, ensuring Collins became a UDFA.
Only 7 rookies make the final 53-man roster, the lowest single-season total in the Snead/Fisher era.
Training camp battles to watch: (Case Keenum - Austin Davis) (Isaiah Pead - Trey Watts) (Justice Cunningham - Alex Bayer) (Barrett Jones - Demetrius Rhaney - Tim Barnes) (Martin Ifedi - Louis Trinca-Pasat - Ethan Westbrooks) (Marcus Roberson - Brandon McGee).