Six undrafted rookies made the St. Louis Rams’ initial 53-man roster in 2012. Regardless of whether that number is matched or exceeded this time around, a lot of 2013 undrafted rookies will be left wondering what their next NFL stop will be.
The drafted guys all have a good-to-great shot at making the cut, since there are only seven of them and they fit St. Louis’ positional needs. The undrafted ones who are projected to make the roster here also address areas that require additional depth, like cornerback and wide receiver.
St. Louis used almost half of its draft picks on two wideouts and a corner.
These 53 won’t be a perfect reflection of the Rams’ roster come September, if only because someone somewhere is going to cut a guy that Jeff Fisher has had his eye on—and Les Snead will subsequently pounce on him.
That’s why the players listed at the bottom of the following list are more likely to find a home on a practice squad this season. Aside from specialists, the rest of them are ranked in terms of how much of a positive impact I expect from them this year. The list is, of course, subject to change—unless each of the guys projected to make the roster do so, and maintain their roster spot with health intact.
Then, I’ll own it.