• Jared Goff (2019 was a step back from 2017 and 2018 - most notably in terms of TD:INT ratio - which stood at 22:16, he struggled with the spotlight focused on him - rather than Gurley, but he's got the arm talent, coach, and targets to succeed in 2020 - if he doesn't... the Rams may need to find a new QB in 2021) 
  • John Wolford (2019 undrafted free agent, spent his rookie year on the practice squad, seems to have earned McVay's trust but has limited arm strength/physical tools) 

Running Back

  • Cam Akers* (rookie second-rounder from Florida State, big-time recruit coming out of high school, three-year starter for the Seminoles, had his best season in 2019 - 1,144 rushing yards, 5.0 ypc, 30 catches, 225 receiving yards, 18 total TDs - and he put up all that production on a team with poor offensive line and quarterback play, he's built to handle a 3-down workload and offers a nice blend of speed, elusiveness, and power, in addition to natural running and vision instincts, ball security was problematic at times and he does lack explosive burst as a runner, but he projects as a starting three-down back with Pro Bowl upside) 
  • Darrell Henderson (2019 third-rounder, was neither efficient nor productive as a rookie - 39 carries for 147 yards and 4 catches for 37 yards, he was an explosive player in college so a year two jump is possible) 
  • Malcolm Brown (underwhelming backup RB - 3.7 ypc in 2019, but offers veteran reliability on an otherwise inexperienced depth chart) 
  • Xavier Jones (rookie undrafted free agent from SMU, ultra-productive in 2019 - scored 25 TDs and ran for 1,276 yards, went undrafted due to underwhelming top-end speed)

Wide Receiver

  • Cooper Kupp (Goff's most trusted target - reeled in career-highs across the board in 2019 - 94 catches for 1,161 yards and 10 TDs, caught 70% of his targets, he's among the most reliable receivers in football, though durability has been a somewhat nagging issue) 
  • Robert Woods (another very reliable target - similar production to Kupp in 2019 - 90 catches for 1,134 yards and 2 TDs, caught 65% of his targets)
  • Josh Reynolds (somewhat productive backup receiver, caught 21 passes for 326 yards and 1 TD in 2019 - but only reeled 49% of his targets, he will compete with Jefferson for the WR3 job) 
  • Van Jefferson (rookie second-rounder, moderate college production - 49 catches for 657 yards and 6 TDs in 2019, but he was arguably the best route runner in the draft class and consistently finds ways to separate and make plays on tape, he is average-sized for the position and doesn't possess explosive speed but he's got enough tools to develop into solid and productive NFL WR) 

Tight End / Fullback

  • Tyler Higbee (had a mini-breakout in 2019 -  69 catches for 734 yards and 3 TDs, reeled in 78% of his targets, he's on the Pro Bowl watchlist heading into the 2020 season) 
  • Gerald Everett (one of the more explosive TE2s in football - caught 37 passes for 408 yards and 2 TDs in 2019, reeled in 62% of his targets, Higbee/Everett is a nice duo at the position) 
  • Brycen Hopkins* (rookie fourth-rounder from Purdue, excellent production in 2019 - 61 catches for 830 yards and 7 TDs, he's more of a slot TE than an in-line one and has limited blocking skills, but he's a good athlete who knows how to run routes and get open, drops have been an issue throughout his college career, he projects as a 2021 replacement for Everett) 
  • Johnny Mundt (blocking-specialist who can also lineup at FB) 

Offensive Tackle 

  • Andrew Whitworth (14-year pro, has been the starting LT since 2017, quality of play was above average last season but was not as clean as 2018, 2020 will probably be his last season, he's a stabilizing force) 
  • Rob Havenstein (struggled in 2019 - as he played through a knee injury that caused him to miss 7 games, when healthy he's a solid right tackle) 
  • Bobby Evans (2019 third-rounder, struggled across 7 starts at right tackle as a rookie, but he has the skill-set to improve going forward, should serve as swing tackle in 2020) 

Interior Offensive Line

  • Brian Allen (2018 fourth-rounder, was mediocre across 9 starts in 2019, he will battle Austin Blythe for starting center duties in 2020)
  • David Edwards (2019 fifth-rounder, made ten starts at guard as a rookie and play well - he was arguably the team's best interior offensive lineman - though penalties were a consistent issue, he enters the 2020 season as the favorite to start at left guard)  
  • Austin Corbett (was average across seven starts at left guard in 2019, he's expected to compete for a starting job in 2020) 
  • Austin Blythe (has started 31 games at right guard and center over the past two seasons, quality of play has been below average to average, but he will compete for a starting job in 2020) 
  • Joseph Noteboom (2018 third-rounder, struggled across six starts  at left guard before tearing his ACL and MCL, his status for the 2020 season is murky given the significant injury) 
  • Tremayne Anchrum (rookie seventh-rounder, 37 career starts for the Clemson Tigers - most of them at right tackle, first-team All-ACC as a senior, he does not have enough length to play tackle in the NFL so he will shift to guard, he plays with advanced technique and moves well for a lineman, if the position switch goes smoothly -he has the makings of a starter) 

Defensive Line 

  • Aaron Donald (the best defensive player in football.) 
  • Michael Brockers (going into his ninth season with the Rams, strong vs the run, brings occasional pass-rush heat, works well with Donald) 
  • A'Shawn Robinson* (out indefinitely with a medical condition, was expected to start at nose tackle)
  • Sebastian Joseph-Day (2018 sixth-rounder, made 15 starts at nose tackle in 2019, was solid vs the run and recorded 2 sacks) 
  • Greg Gaines (2019 fourth-rounder, made five-game appearances as a rookie, projects as a run-stuffing specialist) 
  • Morgan Fox (rotational pass-rusher, recorded 2 sacks in 2019) 

Outside Linebacker / Edge

  • Leonard Floyd* (selected in the first round by the Bears in 2016, he never developed into the Pro Bowl pass-rusher some expected him to - but he does have 18.5 career sacks and still possesses the talent to be a difference-maker, he could emerge in LA) 
  • Samson Ebukam (recorded 4.5 sacks in 2019 - despite only starting 5 games, he's in line for a starting job in 2020 and could prove quite productive) 
  • Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (2018 fifth-rounder, recorded 1.5 sacks in 10 games appearances in 2019, he projects as a rotational pass rusher in 2020)
  • Terrell Lewis* (rookie third-rounder from Alabama, big-time recruit, limited by injuries in 2017 and missed the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL, but was productive in 2019 - recorded 6 sacks and 11.5 TFL, he's got ideal size/length for an edge rusher and offers nice athletic ability, if he can stay healthy he could end up as a major steal) 

Inside Linebacker 

  • Micah Kiser (fifth-rounder in 2018, was reportedly in line for a starting role last season but he got hurt before the regular season and missed the entire year, he was a tackling machine in college and that seemed to translate in 2019 preseason action, but he is unproven in coverage)
  • Kenny Young (he did not see much playing time after coming over in the Marcus Peters trade, the Ravens selected him in the fourth round in 2018 - after a productive college career and shiny combine performance, he's got starting upside going into 2020) 
  • Troy Reeder (made the team last season as an undrafted free agent - and ended up making eight starts, but his performance was not particularly impressive) 
  • Clay Johnston* (rookie seventh-rounder from Baylor, ultra-productive college career, he's limited athletically but plays with great instinct and physicality, injuries have been a major issue and factored into his late draft selection, if he can stay healthy - he offers defensive and special teams upside) 


  • Jalen Ramsey (arguably the best CB in football, he's a true lock-down corner) 
  • Troy Hill (ineffective from 2016 to 2018 - but broke out last season and established himself as one of the league's most effective - and underrated - corners, if he can pick up where left - Pro Bowl honors in 2020 are a real possibility) 
  • Darious Williams (made 3 starts in 2019 and flashed promise, he will compete for nickel duties in 2020) 
  • David Long (2019 third-rounder, did not see much playing time as a rookie, he was a good college player and elite athlete - so a year two jump is possible) 
  • Donte Deayon (did not see much playing time in 2019 - but he'll compete with Williams for the nickel job) 


  • John Johnson (missed 10 games in 2019 due to a shoulder injury, was excellent in 2018 - highly effective in coverage and very productive in run support, he seemed to be playing well in 2019 before the injury, he's got a degree of Pro Bowl upside heading into 2020) 
  • Taylor Rapp (2019 second-rounder, made 10 starts as a rookie and flashed major promise in both coverage and run support, like Johnson - Rapp is also a Pro Bowl candidate in 2020) 
  • Terrell Burgess* (rookie third-rounder from Utah, CB turned S, 2019 was hist first year as a full-time starter - and he played very well, incredibly cerebral player - advanced understanding of the game and technique, smooth in coverage and effective in run support, he is a bit undersized for the position, tested well at the Combine, could also factor into the nickel CB conversation) 
  • Jordan Fuller* (rookie sixth-rounder from Ohio State, 2-time team captain, highly productive college career, good size but not a special athlete, lacks range in coverage, effective in run support) 
  • Nick Scott (2019 seventh-rounder, showed well on special teams as a rookie and could compete for defensive snaps in 2020) 

Special Teams 

  • Sam Sloman* (rookie seventh-rounder from Miami OH, was accurate in 2019 - made 26 of 30 FGs and 34 of 35 XPS) 
  • Lirim Hajrullahu* (former CFL kicker, made 47 of 55 FGs and 26 of 28 XPs in 2019) 
  • Johnny Hekker (arguably the best punter in football)