On Monday, we’ll kick off our annual offseason tradition — taking the Los Angeles Rams’ 90-man roster and looking at every member individually.
We’ll look at three sections for every player:
What is the position situation for this player? How can they distinguish themselves from their peers? Certain positions, like 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.
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. It’s up to the author to gauge their own opinion on what they think the player’s chances are.
Every player. Every Ram. Every year.