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2015 Rams Roster Preview: LB Korey Toomer Leaning On NFL Experience

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A fifth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Toomer's already on team #3. Will he stick around in 2015?

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Korey Toomer's been here before.

Buried in the Seattle Seahawks' 2012 NFL Draft class that brought in LB Bruce Irvin, LB Bobby Wagner and QB Russell Wilson, Toomer was always on the outside looking in. Injuries kept him sidelined for his first two years leading to a 2014 preseason release. Dallas took a flier on him for a month plus to begin the season before heading to St. Louis. Toomer would feature in seven contests providing special teams cover in his first regular playing time of his career.

With an offseason that's brought in a handful of new names at linebacker, Toomer's on the outside looking in with the chances better than not that he's a reserve option to start the season.

Roster Battle

If you've missed the prior entries for linebackers in the series, here's what we're looking for.

Top tier: James Laurinaitis, Alec Ogletree, Akeem Ayers, Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Daren Bates

Second tier: Marshall McFadden, Bryce Hager (roster preview), Cameron Lynch (roster preview), Keshaun Malone (roster preview) and Toomer

Expectations

With his late-season contributions and NFL experience, he's probably got a bit more to be asked of him than some of the others in that second grouping fighting for a shot. That's making it tough on a guy who hadn't played a down in his first two NFL seasons.

Chances of Making Final Roster (5/10)

This really is a deep group with Lynch and Hager providing legit rookie depth options challenging Toomer and McFadden at the back. Between the four (and if we're lucky, a surprise showing from Malone as a fifth), it's going to be a heck of a battle throughout camp.