I wrote earlier on Monday that the Rams had yet to utilize their rookie class despite certain needs and an apparent draft plan to help the both long-term and this season. Then rookie after rookie after rookie ended up making key plays for Sean McVay, who must have been happy with what he saw from his future during Monday night’s 24-10 win over the Bears.
Third round safety Terrell Burgess made two third down stops in the first half and while it’s too soon to know the snap count, it seems that McVay and Brandon Staley entrusted him to a new career-high in playing time. Unfortunately, Burgess was injured on a tackle in the fourth quarter and could end up missing some games now.
It’s a frustrating reality for what seems to be two steals in the draft at safety in Burgess and Jordan Fuller, who is already on injured reserve.
Terrell Burgess sniffed it out @TiTaniumT98 @RamsNFL— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 27, 2020
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Terrell Burgess has been everywhere tonight @TiTaniumT98 @RamsNFL— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 27, 2020
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Another third round rookie made the best play of his young career on Monday and in this case it was Terrell Lewis, who came back from the injury list only a few weeks ago. The Bears got an incompletion call overturned to setup a fourth and 1 in their own territory while trailing 24-3 and opted to go for it.
Terrell Lewis opted to stop them.
TERRELL. LEWIS.— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) October 27, 2020
What a stop @_Real24_ pic.twitter.com/azrE1xA8T8
Additionally, second round receiver Van Jefferson made his best catch since Week 2 on an early one along the sidelines.
Veteran catch by the rookie Van Jefferson. #RamsHouse— NFL (@NFL) October 27, 2020
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On another unfortunate note for the rookie class, seventh rounder Sam Sloman had another kick blocked and it seems more likely that Kai Forbath will replace him this week.