The Rams lost a massive presence along the interior of their defensive line when Michael Brockers was traded to the Detroit Lions early last month. With that in mind, it’s not surprising to hear that McVay and company are looking at ways to replace the big-bodied Brockers in this year’s draft.
One player to keep an eye on is former Texas A&M defensive tackle Bobby Brown III who confirmed with media members that he’s recently met the Rams.
Texas A&M Bobby Brown confirms he has met with the #Chargers and the #Rams recently via Zoom. He weighed in at 320 pounds today and ran a 4.9 40 yard dash.— Steven Haglund (@StevenIHaglund) March 30, 2021
After seeing little to no production his first two seasons with the Aggies, Brown broke out as a true junior with 5.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles-for-loss in the toughest conference in the country. He joined Alabama’s Christian Barmore, a potential first-round pick, as the two tackles on the All-SEC First Team.
At the Aggies’ recent pro day, Brown had himself a day. After measuring in at 6’4 and 321 pounds, Brown went on to record a 4.98 40, a 33-inch vertical, and a 9’5 broad jump. All phenomenal numbers for a player his size.
The explosiveness he possesses, as shown by his vert/broad numbers, can be seen in the video below as he puts together an excellent rep against one of the top guard prospects in this year’s draft, Tennessee’s Trey Smith. Smith also had a notable pro day performance, so to see Brown bring able to stack and shed Smith like this to make a tackle-for-loss is very impressive.
Every week a scout buddy says to watch Texas A&M DT Bobby Brown III— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) December 20, 2020
Says he’s a guy the NFL is much higher on than media buzz. Helluva rep against Trey Smith
6’4 325 Junior pic.twitter.com/aIr4G0U0KC
Now for today’s links.
Prospects the Rams should consider in the sixth round (L.A. Football Network)
DeSean Jackson plans on continuing his community involvement in his hometown (TheRams.com)
Aaron Donald among few players who will earn an extra $1 million for the 17th regular season game (The Rams Wire)
Are the Rams a championship-caliber team with Matthew Stafford? (Ramblin’ Fan)
Deshaun Watson’s lawyer released a statement with 18 massage therapists who are going to bat for the quarterback (ESPN)
The Bears owner voted against the 17-game season (ESPN)
Tyler Lockett signed a big extension with the Seahawks (Bleacher Report)
B/R’s latest free agent grades (Bleacher Report)
Which wide receivers will regress or improve with their new teams? (NFL.com)
The NFL offseason will begin remotely and progress to in-person (Pro Football Talk)