Thor Nystrom of Rotoworld does a lot of great work with the draft and it’s no surprise he took to ranking each of the 32 NFL team’s UDFA hauls, complete with player comparisons for the best of the bunch. After all was said and done, Nystrom ranked the group of undrafted free agents signed by the Rams as the eighth-best among all 32 teams.
According to the rankings, Nystrom believes the Rams signed the best group within the division. The 49ers (#11) are the only other divisional opponent to make the top half of his rankings.
Here’s everything that Nystrom had to say about the tea’s group of UDFAs:
“The Rams lacked for early capital in the draft itself — they did not select a player until Cam Akers at 2.52 — but temporarily freed from the handicaps of their own making in the UDFA Dollar Store, GM Les Snead and HC Sean McVay went on a shopping spree. The Rams brought in five prospects in my top-350, with Weber State EDGE Jonah Williams headlining the group at No. 309.”
“Beyond Williams, after mystifyingly ignoring a problematic offensive line situation in the draft outside of seventh-round interior flier Tremayne Anchrum, the Rams brought in further competition via ASU’s Cohl Cabral, a smart and lengthy pivot, as well as Syracuse WR Trishton Jackson, who will cook you in a straight line if you’re not careful. The Rams only have John Wolford behind Jared Goff, making the signings of QBs Josh Love and Bryce Perkins, two of the class’ best undrafted signal-callers, intriguing. Good chance one of them makes the opening roster.”
Like other media outlets, Nystrom is also high on the signing of Weber State EDGE Jonah Williams. He was named by Bleacher Report as the team’s undrafted player with the best chance of making the team and I’m sure others would agree, as well. The addition of Bryce Perkins is certainly intriguing as he brings a different skill-set to the position than Jared Goff and actually fits the mold of current back-up John Wolford. Both are athletically gifted and mobile passers which are two things not commonly associated with Goff.
What do you guys think of Nystrom’s rankings? Do you all feel the same way or were you surprised at the Rams’ place on this list?
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