The Rams swapped Dante Fowler Jr. for Leonard Floyd during this year’s free agency period and snagged Alabama’s Terrell Lewis in the 2020 NFL draft. Even with those moves, Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report still believes the team could use more help rushing the passer.
In his recent article detailing which UDFAs have the best chance at making their respective team’s final rosters, Knox gave the nod to Jonah Williams, an edge rusher from Weber State, to make the Rams’ final 55.
“The Los Angeles Rams lost edge-rusher Dante Fowler Jr. in free agency this offseason, meaning 11.5 sacks of 2019 production is now gone,” says Knox. “While they did add former Alabama pass-rusher Terrell Lewis in the draft, there is certainly room for more pass-rushing talent on the roster. Weber State’s Jonah Williams can be part of that talent.”
Williams has the size/speed combination that small-school prospect need to possess in order to gain an edge over players who may have played at FBS and Power 5 schools. At 6’5 and 275 pounds, Williams ran the 40 in 4.67 seconds, pumped out 30 reps on the bench press, and ran a 4.14 short shuttle. He was also named the Big Sky Conference’s Defensive MVP and ended his career as a STATS FCS All-American.
If a team is going to take a chance on an undrafted player, you could do a lot worse than a guy with all those achievements listed above.
Jourdan Rodrigue breaks down the Rams 2020 schedule (The Athletic)
Sean McVay discusses his thoughts on the Rams slate of games (The Rams Wire)
Cameron DaSilva notes that every preseason game for the Rams will be played at a new stadium (The Rams Wire)
Bret Stuter points out that, despite the .500 prediciton, the Rams still got a number of primetime games (Ramblin’ Fan)
Kristopher Knox says edge-rusher Jonah Williams could be the UDFA to watch for the Rams (Bleacher Report)
Gregg Rosenthal looks at the toughest schedule of the 2020 season (NFL.com)
Judy Battista gives us her five takeaways from the 2020 schedule release (NFL.com)
Gary Davenport tries to predict every team’s win-loss record after 2020 schedules were released (Bleacher Report)
NFL experts discuss the toughest matchups and more in 2020 (ESPN)
Michael David Smith believes the strong slate of week one games may show the NFL plans to start on time (Pro Football Talk)