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Random Ramsdom 5/17: Rams rookies set to make an impact in 2019

Fresh Friday links to keep you up to speed on the defending NFC Champs!

NFL: Combine Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Rams: Marcus Peters will surprise everyone in 2019 | FanSided

If you’re making a list of players who could have “comeback” seasons, you’d have to start with with Rams CB Marcus Peters, who spent the first half of 2018 getting roasted and the second half settling into solid, if less splashy play than expected. Sturdy limb here.

Darrell Henderson shares advice Todd Gurley gave him about entering NFL | RamsWire

Good to hear that the former NFL OPOY is taking his new running mate under his wing. More writing on the wall that we may see a lot more RBBC in LA this coming season.

With Cooper Kupp returning, what will Josh Reynolds’ role be in 2019? | RamsWire

When asked to step up in 2018, Rams WR Josh Reynolds most certainly did. Has he earned a more substantial role in 2019? I’d like to think so, as it could potentially signal less reliance on the 11 personnel grouping and give defenses one more guy to worry about.

Taylor Rapp: “I was meant to play this game — I was put on earth to play this game.” | Rams Official

The more you read about Rapp, his attitude, and his versatility, the more you have to like the Rams’ 2nd-rounder out of the University of Washington. Alongside JJ3 and Eric Weddle, and with the addition of Michigan CB David Long, the Rams’ secondary may be one of our more upgraded units this offseason.

David Long Jr.: “I’m not a huge talker, but I definitely like to challenge people throughout plays. That’s my mentality.” | Rams Official

See: above. Long was barely tested at Michigan. That’ll change in the NFL, but the rookie sure sounds like he’s up to the task.

Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff may need to carry a heavier load in 2019 | FanSided

With the uncertainty facing RB Todd Gurley, the new pieces on the offensive line, and the return of WR Cooper Kupp, it’s a safe bet that Goff will be asked to earn his mega million extension this season.

Rookie Greg Gaines has surreal start to Rams career after wild NFL draft | Press-Enterprise

It’s been a whirlwind for rookie Rams DT Greg Gaines — a move back to his native LA, the birth of a son, and lining up alongside one Aaron Donald. Another young Ram to watch.