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2019 Los Angeles Rams roster preview: CB Dominique Hatfield hittin’ & spittin’

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Can Hatfield make strides on the field just like in his rap career?

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Los Angeles Rams cornerback Dominique Hatfield is a multi-talented individual.

An LA native, Hatfield is a football baller by trade earning his chops at the University of Utah and subsequently his three years in the NFL with the Rams.

Once the football cleats and gloves come off though, Dominique the football player transforms into HattyF the rapper. He released his second tape, Rapszn, back in May.

Hatfield has shown skills on the gridiron and on the mic. The question now is if he can stand out in a stacked CB depth chart.

Roster Battle

The Rams kept five corners on the initial 2018 53-man roster. The projection will be based off of this.

CB Aqib Talib and CB Marcus Peters are the top outside corners on the roster with CB Nickell Robey-Coleman securing the inside slot position. Fourth-year man out of Oregon, CB Troy Hill, would be off the bench next, though one must now question whether 2019 NFL Draft third-round pick CB David Long Jr. can topple Hill for that spot.

With those four slots filled, it only leaves one spot in the position group. Along with Hatfield, the rest of the vying competitors consist of Kevin Peterson, Ramon Richards, Darious Williams (roster preview), and Dont’e Deayon (roster preview). Five men (six if you now include Hill) battling it out for one spot.

Expectations

It is tough to narrow down Hatfield’s expectations. As an undrafted kid, he has already surpassed expectations by making and staying on the roster for the past three years. Is that Dom’s ceiling, though? Is he simply a depth guy, a special teamer?

Chances of making the final roster (3/10)

The CB room is jam-packed, bruh. Roles are already filled. The only needs are on the perimeter of the chart. Dom has the advantage of seniority over some of the competition — but at the bottom of the roster, that matters very little. It is what you can provide, son!