Fans should expect the Los Angeles Rams to return with a vengeance after missing out on playoff football a year after making the Super Bowl. There are key areas to address, and Rams CEO Kevin Demoff thinks that there are three players that fans should be positively excited about.
The three players in question are Darrell Henderson, Micah Kiser, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo. The most noticeable thing about the players Demoff mentioned is that they’re all young players who are yet to get a full season with the team. This sudden change of personnel choices in comparison to the past offseason can be seen as the Rams front office holding back on making big splurges in free agency and focusing on developing their young talent.
Per Rams Wire’s Cameron DaSilva, Demoff explained the rationale behind the change to their approach:
“We always knew when we took a more aggressive strategy beginning in 2017-2018 when Jared Goff’s contract came up that there would have to be one offseason where you’re a little bit more disciplined to kind of get back in line and to make sure that what we think is our window to compete stays open for a very long time,” Demoff said. “I think we could’ve moved some resources around this year to push some salary cap pain off into the future. But when Sean and Les (Snead) looked at this roster, a lot of young guys they’re excited about to compete. While you’re always saddened to lose a Todd Gurley, there’s a lot of excitement about Darrell Henderson and what he did last year and what his future looks like. The chances for a Micah Kiser – who had a great preseason last year – to step up at the inside linebacker position. Obo on the outside. I think there are a lot of young guys who we’ve been counting on the last few years, who we’ve been developing who will be part of this roster moving forward.”
Kiser is the one who has played the most games out of the three, but Rams fans should expect to see them playing more snaps come preseason. Hopefully, their focus on building young talent will get them back to the Super Bowl.