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Los Angeles Rams: 2017 NFL Combine Players to Watch

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Los Angeles Rams: 2017 NFL Combine Players to Watch

The NFL Combine is rapidly approaching. The Los Angeles Rams have a substantial amount of team needs, equating to a vast amount of prospects to observe at the Combine.

Sean McVay being hired is a huge factor for the development of last years first overall pick Jared Goff and stud running back Todd Gurley.  Last season, McVay’s offense ranked second in the league in both passing yards per game and yards per play.

While Jordan Reed and Kirk Cousins may not be in Los Angeles for McVay this season, the existing offensive core could give McVay a nice starting point to help implement his scheme.

We will highlight a few players that will be attending the 2017 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana that will be a good fit for the Rams.

Cordrea Tankersley – Secondary, Clemson University

Tankersley was considered one of the top high school athletes before he committed to the Clemson Tigers.  He played his college ball at corner, but other prominent division one programs recruited him to play quarterback. Tankersley was a bit under-shadowed playing across from current Vikings’ cornerback Mackensie Alexander. Still, the first-team All American finished the past season as a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe and Chuck Bednarik Awards. In my opinion, he is comparable to Trumaine Johnson, who the Rams will likely lose to free agency this off-season.

JuJu Smith Schuster – Wide Receiver – USC

His 6’2 frame and consistent catching ability would label Schuster a day-one starter in Los Angeles.  The Rams and USC both played home games at Los Angeles Memorial Stadium. This familiarity could lead to the Rams being interested in Schuster. McVay should be interested in adding a talent like his across from Tavon Austin.  Austin is a dynamic playmaker, but seems to be best suited as a complimentary option.

Joe Mathis – DE/OLB, Washington

Mathis was projected as a top 20 pick to begin the season. He may be available for Rams early in the second round due to a foot injury that ended his season. In six games, the Huskies managed to record 24 sacks with Mathis on the field. Following his injury, they would only record six more sacks.

Wade Phillips will probably be lobbying for a young stud he can help implement his 3-4 scheme with, and Joe Mathis appears to fit that mold.