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2019 Los Angeles Rams undrafted free agents

The 2019 NFL Draft results are in but that doesn’t mean the Los Angeles Rams are done bolstering their roster. To some, the undrafted free agents don’t mean much. Truthfully, most of these players won’t make the roster and will be just camp bodies. However, there are a few players that do make the roster and contribute regularly, so don’t sleep on these players.

Eastern Washington WR Nsimba Webster

Webster is a quality receiver that did help Eastern Washington to the FCS Championship. He possesses adequate speed and good hands, which is likely what draws interest. Some teams did take a look at him before the NFL Draft. Fun fact, Webster did have Cooper Kupp and Samson Ebukam as teammates.

Delaware ILB Troy Reeder

In many ways, Reeder is exactly what teams want in a linebacker. He’s tough, physical and aggressive. On top of that, his teammates and coaches consider him a natural-born leader. He tends to struggle in coverage and overruns ball-carriers. If he continues being a team player, this is a guy for the special teams.

Georgia ILB Natrez Patrick

Off the field issues drove Patrick out of the NFL Draft. Most teams tend to focus on the negatives instead of his on-field production. His past substance abuse is a bit of a concern, but his talent is undeniable. Look for Patrick’s redemption story become a bigger topic if he shows some success during the preseason. In some ways, his chance at redemption is similar to the Rams’ seventh round pick, Dakota Allen.

Youngstown State C Vitas Hrynkiewicz

The Los Angeles Rams don’t have a ton of competition at center. Hrynkiewicz does possess enough strength and fluid speed to earn a look for the Rams. If he learns quickly, he may find a spot on the roster or practice squad.

Texas A&M EDGE Landis Durham

Durham did have a successful career a pass rusher, but many skills are holding him on the NFL level. For one thing, he’s undersized and lacks the ideal athleticism. Basically, he will be a situational pass rusher at best. Luckily, the Rams could use more depth at this position. Still, it won’t be easy for Durham to make this roster.

Cincinnati DT Marquise Copeland

Though Copeland is listed as a DT, his body is more for an EDGE. The interesting thing too is despite being slimmer, he isn’t as athletic as he probably should be at his size. That said, his technique in hand placement is spot on. Copeland is also surprisingly strong. I highly doubt Copeland will stay at DT, but there can be a spot for him somewhere.

Wake Forest RB Matthew Colburn

Versatility is what comes to mind when analyzing Colburn. He’s a smaller, speedster RB but he did line up in the slot at Wake Forrest. With great hands and his iron grip on the football, Sean McVay could get creative with a weapon like Colburn. He will need to separate himself from the pack somehow if he wants to make this loaded roster.

Middle Tennessee OG Chandler Brewer

Brewer is the ideal size, superior strength and bends well. However, putting all of that into one fluid motion doesn’t seem possible. If he is able to figure out how adjust and continue pursuit, Brewer is an impressive prospect.

Wake Forest WR Alex Bachman

Bachman’s Pro Day did him a lot of favors. Though he did go undrafted, he is one of the first players the Rams went for after the NFL Draft. Bachman is a little undersized, but does possess enough skills that have scouts are a little curious. Still, it’s doubtful that he will have a shot at making this roster.

Missouri TE Kendall Blanton

Blanton is a one-dimensional pass-catching TE with a ton of upside. He stands a 6’6″ and is athletic. In fact, his speed is what makes him most intriguing. That said, he’s not much of a blocker. He also didn’t produce as much as someone might think at Missouri. He needs a ton of coaching to thrive in the NFL. However, if it works, Blanton could be an effective weapon for Sean McVay.

Villanova OG/C Brandon Hitner

Hitner is an interesting prospect. He possess the IQ and athleticism scouts desire in an offensive lineman. He’s probably better off pursing a role at center. The main issue is that he doesn’t have long arms, and isn’t the strongest guy on the field. This means he likely won’t be able to drive defenders backwards, which is necessary in the NFL. If he gets stronger, Hitner may be someone the Rams want to keep.

Texas State TE Keenen Brown

Brown is listed as a TE but may benefit more as a WR. He’s a tad short for a modern NFL TE. Brown is a former WR and does possess WR speed. Not really an effective blocker. The biggest concern is the lack of production. Only really one year of tape to go off of.

Houston TE Romello Brooker

Brooker is intriguing because of his consistent redzone presence at Houston. He’s not a TE that will get a team a ton of yards after the catch, but can be player to watch for in short yardage situations. He’s strong and is a decent blocker too.

Tarleton State DT Tyrell Thompson

Truthfully, Thompson check a lot of the scouting boxes. The main issue is that he comes from an extremely small school. The most impressive aspect of his game is his speed for his size. Thompson’s initial burst off the snap is actually impressive. Might be a good find if he adjusts well into the NFL level.

Dartmouth OT Matt Kaskey

There are a lot of things to appreciate of Kaskey. Good size, great strength and decent speed for a lineman. Hand placement is atrocious, plays to high with not enough bend and footwork needs polishing too. What he lacks is coachable, but can he rework on the NFL level?

Duke WR Johnathan Lloyd

Lloyd is partially responsible for Daniel Jones’s success. He doesn’t dominate in any particular area, just a well-rounded WR. His speed is okay and his hands are good. He’s a little small for the NFL level, but plenty of WRs did well in the NFL with a similar description. Still, it won’t be easy for Lloyd.

UAB OL Justice Powers

Powers did start primarily at right tackle, but may be too small for the NFL. He will likely need to play guard or center. Powers did help UAB put up some impressive offensive numbers. He will need to get much stronger to compete with NFL talent.

San Jose State NT Owen Roberts

Roberts is a good prospect in regards to production and defensive penetration. He consistently bulldozed through offensive linemen. A couple of concerns are that he came from a small school and is a little small for the NFL level. Roberts will likely need to bulk up.

Kennesaw State WR Justin Sumpter

Sumpter plays much larger than he size suggests. Playmaking skills are impressive, especially since he is lacking in key areas. His speed is average, but the biggest knock is his route-running. Sumpter does have potential, but it will be tough cracking this receiving corps.

San Diego Fleet OG Jeremiah Kolone

Technically, Kolone came from the AAF recently but the Rams did also sign him too. He did start as a guard and center, which is intriguing. Immediately he becomes one of the more intriguing signings because he does have the most professional experience on this list. It will be interesting to see compete for a roster spot.

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