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2015 Rams Roster Preview: DE Eugene Sims, The Rams' Forgotten Defensive Linemen

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The Rams have a great defensive line, but one player that is often forgotten among it is DE Eugene Sims.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

When you think of the St. Louis Rams, the first image that might come to mind is the teams defensive line.

Of course, the Rams have great starters in Chris Long, Robert Quinn and Aaron Donald, but often forgotten are the backups that the team have on their roster. Included among them, DE Eugene Sims has been a solid defender on the Rams for multiple seasons, and this season should prove to be no different.

Roster Battle

Sims and William Hayes (roster preview) are the ace players off of the bench. The Rams have some interesting young players on the roster, but it's not likely that they will supplement Sims. In fact after him, there's a big drop off. Sims does not need to beat Hayes because they both rotate in.

Expectations

What should fans expect of Sims? Consistency.

After being on the roster for five seasons his stats are similar throughout the years with 27 tackles and two to three sacks in each of the last few years coming off of the bench. He's a player with a great motor to chase players down after they are past the line of scrimmage, and he has a good first step when pass rushing. He's a player that the Rams, who rotate their defensive line a lot during games, would miss.

Chances of Making The Roster (10/10)

Sims is a major player for the Rams. Would he be a good starter for the Rams' defense? Probably not, but as far as rotational lineman goes it does not get better than having Sims on the roster.