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2018 Los Angeles Rams Roster Preview: EDGE Brian Womac has chance to capitalize

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The Rams are perilously thin at EDGE and have openings on both sides for serious snaps. Womac will have plenty of opportunities to show his game translates to the NFL

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Brian Womac hails from Rice University and quietly had a very solid senior season. Given it was in Conference USA, but he tallied 10.0 sacks and 21.0 tackles for a loss last year. Even against so-so competition, that is admirable. Will that translate to the NFL?

The Los Angeles Rams certainly hope so.

Roster Battle

With the Rams trading Robert Quinn and deciding not to retain Connor Barwin, OLB/EDGE is the most interesting position group on the roster. The early favorites to win the starting gigs are Matt Longacre and Samson Ebukam. Rookie Ogbonnia Okoronkwo figured to play into that battle as well, but a foot injury is going to cost him most of training camp and potentially part of the preseason as well.

After those 3, Womac will likely be competing for rotational snaps against fellow rookie Trevon Young as well as 2017 7th rounder Ejuan Price.

Expectations

At the bottom of the roster, all you can expect is the drive to compete. Womac is going to have to show some serious work ethic and explosiveness in camp to be considered for the final 53-man roster. Finding a role on special teams might be his best bet for making the roster, but it is much more likely that he is competing for a practice squad slot.

Chances of Making Roster (3.5/10)

For the bottom of the roster, 3.5 is pretty high. That’s primarily due to the departures of both 2017 starters and Okoronkwo’s injury. Womac has a shot, but he still faces long odds.