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The 2018 TST Los Angeles Rams roster preview series

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Time to go though the 90-man roster with a fine-toothed comb again.

Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Sean McVay daps S Lamarcus Joyner at organized team activities, June 5, 2017.
Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Sean McVay daps S Lamarcus Joyner at organized team activities, June 5, 2017.
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With the NFL offseason program now finished, it’s time for an annual TST tradition...the 90-man Los Angeles Rams roster preview series!

As always, we’ll go through every player on the roster (though waiving two Rams today in RB Larry Rose III and S Chucky Williams means we might have two new names to add soon) and look at three areas:

Roster Battle

What is the position situation for this player? How can they distinguish themselves from their peers? Certain positions, chiefly quarterback and the special teams slots, don’t really have much of a roster battle. Others, certainly, do, especially at the back of the roster. Whether they’re rookie UDFAs or fringe candidates, they don’t have much more time to stand out from the pack. We’ll look at each player’s situation regarding that here.

Expectations

If the roster battle section takes more weight for the back half of the 90-man roster, this section is the opposite. The players who miss out on the 53-man, obviously, won’t be expected to contribute anything in 2017. Those who barely make it will have limited impact barring catastrophic injury situations to the depth chart ahead of them. For the top of the roster, it’s everything. Underperforming expectations can cost you your job. Meeting them can earn you a new contract (well...maybe). Exceeding them will put you in the driver’s seat of your NFL career.

Chances of Making 53-Man Roster

We’ll gauge the chances, on a scale of 1 to 10 out of 10, of a player ultimately making the 53-man roster. There’s no standardized scale for how we determine the player’s chances because, well, it’s TST. We do what we want.


Every player. Every Ram. Every year.

Starting tomorrow, the TST roster preview series is a go.