After this year’s NFL draft the Rams kept themselves busy signing 22 undrafted free agents. Many of the names they signed were not big-time prospects but were still deemed draftable by many NFL analysts. Their 2020 undrafted free agent class wound up being ranked 8th in the NFL and it wouldn’t be a surprise if a couple of them find their way on LA’s 53-man roster heading into the season.
With the ongoing issue of Covid-19 as well as the cutdown of training camp and the preseason the chances of making the roster just got a little steeper. However, even with the obstacles that have emerged there are 3 undrafted free agents who have still have a good shutoff cracking the roster.
QB Josh Love
The Rams’ huge investment in Jared Goff ensures that he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. John Wolford is seen highly by head coach Sean McVay but behind him, the Rams don’t have many options. They did sign to talented signal-callers in Josh Love and Bryce Perkins. Perkins isn’t a typical pocket quarterback but more of a dual-threat who could pique the interest of McVay. However, Love has a good arm and was seen by many analysts as someone who should’ve been drafted.
Every year at San Jose State, Love upped his game despite not boasting a winning record once. However, he has shown he isn’t afraid to take a hit to complete a pass while also being able to extend the play, throwing on the run. Love is no standout player but could be a useful backup or third-string quarterback for the Rams.
WR Easop Winston Jr.
Even with the loss of Brandin Cooks in the trade that sent him to the Houston Texans, the Rams still boast some talented options. What they lack is depth after Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Josh Reynolds, and Van Jefferson. Thus, it opens the door to two intriguing options in Trishton Jackson and Easop Wisnton Jr. While Jackson had an impressive final year at Syracuse, he has a lot of work to due before having a shot. That leaves us with former Pac-12 star Easop Winston.
Winston is the type of player the Rams love to develop with his ability to break free of coverage and make plays. During his last two years at Washington State, he ranked third in yards per route against man coverage. That kind of ability would be a welcome sight for QB Jared Goff after an inconsistent 2019 season.
OL Cohl Cabral
It’s no secret that the offensive line had an up and down season in 2019. The injury bug struck early and often with LA losing big pieces to the line while also facing chemistry issues. It wasn’t until the second half of the season that the offensive line started to mesh and figure things out resulting in a better overall performance for the offense.
The Rams seemed content with the chance that 2020 offers room to improvement after not drafting an offensive lineman until its final pick. They did however sign Cohl Cabral out of Arizona State who should offer some competition. While he played the bulk of his 3 years for the Sun Devils at center, he also saw time at left tackle. The ability to play multiple positions along with the threat of injuries and the Coronavirus could lead to Cabral getting a shot to make the roster.