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2019 Los Angeles Rams roster preview: LB Josh Carraway ready to get carried away

Will the former TCU star finally find a home with the Rams?

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Coming out of TCU in 2017, Los Angeles Rams LB Josh Carraway had the makings of an intriguing prospect.

He was a bit raw, but very active and rangy with good size. He starred in the 60-yard shuttle, but lacked in the 40-yard dash. In 2015 and 2016, he started every game for the Horned Frogs, led the team in sacks, and was All Big 12. Carraway’s first opportunity as pro came when the Tennessee Titans drafted him in the 7th round on the 2017 NFL Draft. With the Titans, Carraway split time between the practice squad and the active roster, but was ultimately waived as the 2018 began. He then landed with Washington, where he again served as a practice squad player. Will he amount to more than that with the Rams?

Roster Battle

Coming off the edge, Carraway will have layers of competition to fight through. Dante Fowler, Clay Matthews, and Samson Ebukam are locks, followed by Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Morgan Fox, Trevon Young, and Justin Lawler.


Carraway will have to demonstrate improved technique and plenty of fire in conjunction with an opportunity should one or more of the players ahead of him get dinged up. Since his speed isn’t the greatest, latching onto the roster via special teams may be a challenge. Most likely Carraway seems destined for another season on the practice squad.

Chances of making the final roster (1/10)

Carraway might finally put it together and make an unexpected push, but it seems somewhat improbable.

Best of luck to Josh in camp!

Here is some footage of Josh Caraway at TCU.