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Los Angeles Rams at Pittsburgh Steelers: Week 10 rookie report

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Defensive rookies rise, while the rooks on offense struggle.

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Game action did not go as expected after the Bye Week for the Los Angeles Rams. The team dropped a tough match up versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, 17-12.

Could the outing have gone in our favor. Sure, had the offensive line not imploded on itself. Definitely could have if Jared Goff had any clue of what he was doing. But, I digress.

Here is how the 2019 rookie class performed in Week 10:

Rookie Report

S Taylor Rapp

T-Rapp is as solid as they come. The former Washington Husky was active all over the field on defense. The 6-foot, 208-pound safety logged in every snap on defense, racking up nine total tackles.

It was a solid performance for Rapp.

Grade: B

RB Darrell Henderson Jr.

What is going on with the running game? I don’t know if even Sean knows. Whatever it is, Darrell Henderson definitely is not benefiting from the scheme.

Hendo posted only four yards on four touches in Week 10. This was after his season high of 49 yards on 12 carries in Week 8.

I do not know what occurred. Je n’ais ce quoi. But the o-line problemd definitely do not help.

Grade: D-

CB David Long Jr.

the Pasadena-native has become a standout on special teams since getting off the inactives list. The 5-11, 196-pound corner logged in 78-percent of the ST snaps

Grade: C-

OT Bobby Evans

Bobby was once again a member of the game day inactives list. With the injuries along the offensive line, however, Evans might find some action sooner rather than later.

Grade: N/A

DT Greg Gaines

Double G took part in 25 of the defense’s snaps — or just over 34-percent of the plays. He was active in a few run stuffs, and honestly — that is what big boy Gaines is here for.

Grade: C

OT David Edwards

David started the game at left guard. Then the injuries hit, and the musical chairs began. He replaced Big Rob Havenstein at right tackle when he went down. To David’s credit, the big man did not flinch given the position swap.

Grade: C+

S Nick Scott

Scott held it down on special teams for 83-percent of its snaps. Special teams ace to the tee.

Grade: C

LB Natrez Patrick

Natrez Patrick continues to perform on special teams, joining the unit in 17 snaps (47-percent).

Grade: C-

LB Troy Reeder

With the Rams running the Nickel and Big Nickel packages moreso than the base defense, Troy was mostly dispensable. He logged in nine defensive snaps and 27 ST snaps.

Grade: D