The Los Angeles Rams will be host the Oakland Raiders on Saturday in a preview of their regular season Week 1 matchup. Instead of looking forward to the Rams starters that may not play more than a series, how about some rookies for you to watch?
The Rams future looked bright last week against the Baltimore Ravens. Here are some players to watch to make sure that it was not a one-time situation.
RB John Kelly
Kelly was a player with pretty strong hype around him for a sixth-round choice. He showed why with his speed and agility on a play that went for 40+ yards finishing the game with 91 total yards.
If Kelly can keep producing, he could take a hold of the backup running back position and provide a solid option in the running game.
LB Tegray Scales
Every season, there is at least one UDFA on NFL teams that are impressive during the preseason. Scales was very impressive in his first game as a Ram, he made plays and looked solid as a tackler and was really impressive in coverage.
Admittedly Scales has some competition among the inside linebackers, however if he continues his strong play, he could become a spot starter or even a full-time starter.
OL Joseph Noteboom
OL Jamil Demby
Both of these rookie offensive linemen performed well protecting the quarterback. Notebloom played in the fourth quarter, against lower quality opponents however seeing him perform is a plus and it would make sense for the Rams to play him earlier. Demby was in the game longer and played multiple positions across the line and blocked the man in front of him and created holes. Demby is a player that reminds me of a younger Rodger Saffold and could end up being a starter on the offensive line next season.
DL Sebastian Joseph-Day
Joseph-Day was a relatively unknown defensive lineman from Rutgers. After he was drafted by the Rams, he didn’t make a ton of noise. Camp was pretty uneventful based on the fact that there was no mention on him as well. The undersized defender finished the game with two tackles and looked good in the trenches. The Rams have a really good rotation on the defensive line so he will have to continue to perform.