019 90-man roster..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteTurf Show Timesa Los Angeles Rams communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpSectionsLibraryMastheadCommunity GuidelinesNFL OddsStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteSections 2019 offseason2019 free agency2019 NFL DraftFull ArchiveLibrary 2019 NFL calendar2019 Rams regular season sched2019 Rams preseason schedMasthead Community Guidelines NFL Odds StubHub ✕Filed under:2019 Los Angeles Rams OffseasonThe 2019 TST Los Angeles Rams roster preview seriesNew Michael Brockers Jersey ,2commentsTime to work our way through the Rams’ 2019 90-man roster...CDTShareTweetShareShareThe 2019 TST Los Angeles Rams roster preview seriesLos Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay during organized team activities, May 20, 2019.Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsOn Monday, we’ll kick off our annual offseason tradition — taking the Los Angeles Rams’ 90-man roster and looking at every member individually.We’ll look at three sections for every player:Roster BattleWhat is the position situation for this player? How can they distinguish themselves from their peers? Certain positions, like quarterback and the special teams slots, don’t really have much of a roster battle. Others certainly do, especially at the back of the roster. Whether they’re rookie UDFAs or fringe candidates, they don’t have much more time to stand out from the pack. We’ll look at each player’s situation regarding that here.ExpectationsIf the roster battle section takes more weight for the back half of the 90-man roster http://www.theramslockerroom.com/authentic-joe-namath-jersey , this section is the opposite. The players who miss out on the 53-man, obviously, won’t be expected to contribute anything in 2017. Those who barely make it will have limited impact barring catastrophic injury situations to the depth chart ahead of them. For the top of the roster, it’s everything. Underperforming expectations can cost you your job. Meeting them can earn you a new contract (well...maybe). Exceeding them will put you in the driver’s seat of your NFL career.Chances of Making 53-Man RosterWe’ll gauge the chances, on a scale of 1 to 10 out of 10, of a player ultimately making the 53-man roster. There’s no standardized scale for how we determine the player’s chances. It’s up to the author to gauge their own opinion on what they think the player’s chances are.Every player. Every Ram. Every year. The inside linebacker position is one of many that’ll have a new face injected into prominent playing time. Let’s take a look at the rotation." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteTurf Show Timesa Los Angeles Rams communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpSectionsLibraryMastheadCommunity GuidelinesNFL OddsStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteSections 2019 offseason2019 free agency2019 NFL DraftFull ArchiveLibrary 2019 NFL calendar2019 Rams regular season sched2019 Rams preseason schedMasthead Community Guidelines NFL Odds StubHub ✕Filed under:2019 Los Angeles Rams PreseasonWhat the ILB position will look like for the Los Angeles RamsNew,13commentsThe inside linebacker position is one of many that’ll have a new face injected into prominent playing time. Let’s take a look at the rotation.CDTShareTweetShareShareWhat the ILB position will look like for the Los Angeles RamsPhoto by John McCoy/Getty ImagesHeading into the offseason, the Los Angeles Rams made ILB Mark Barron a cap casualty as they released him and used the opened cap space to address other areas of need. With the move being made Nolan Cromwell Jersey , the Rams essentially opened up a “competition” for the second starting inside linebacker spot, though second-year ILB Micah Kiser always had the fast track to becoming an immediate starter and impact player in Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips’ defense.Moving along in the offseason, Phillips was recently quoted saying Kiser was “going to be an impact player on first and second downs”:This is an interesting quote because it allows us to proactively guesstimate what the plans could be at the inside linebacker spot in 2019. Like Phillips said, Kiser will be an impact player on run downs, that’s a certainty. Kisers’ skillset directly translates into a plus run-stopping threat, with his coverage ability being labeled a question mark.That’s where second-round rookie S Taylor Rapp comes in. Rapp is a highly physical and instinctive player who belongs as close to the line of scrimmage as possible. His weakness (as a draft prospect) was his inability to play a more traditional deep safety role, though that simply isn’t his game. He’s best when he’s allowed to look forward, read quarterbacks Womens Brian Allen Jersey , make tackles in space, and run and chase near the middle of the field/line of scrimmage.Rapp is likely to see a lot of time as a sub-package linebacker. Whether you want to call him that, a rat, underneath zone player, third safety, box safety, whatever..... That’s what his immediate role will be.In 2018, the duo of backup safeties in Marqui Christian and Blake Countess registered over 400 snaps on defense. The Rams had a penchant for removing Barron on passing downs and subbing him in favor of a player who was more dynamic in coverage. That’s likely to continue in 2019 Jacob McQuaide Jersey , and that bodes well for Rapp’s ability to make an immediate impact as a defender.The move towards more dynamic coverage players is a positive one, simply due to the league continually transitioning into more of a passing and space league, as opposed to a congested rushing attack.