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According to Nick Wagoner of ESPN, Ray-Ray Armstrong will be a player to watch in camp, and he is expected to have an increased role on defense.
It's often assumed that veteran Jo-Lonn Dunbar will start at outside linebacker opposite Alec Ogletree, but I've been saying for months now that Armstrong has a shot at dethroning the incumbent.
Armstrong, a second-year pro and former undrafted rookie out of the University of Miami, flashed the skills of a true playmaker on special teams last season. He had his share of penalties and foolish errors, but his athleticism was undeniable.
Dunbar, on the other hand, had a down year in 2013 following a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. In fact, the Rams cut Dunbar following the suspension but eventually re-signed him out of desperation after the defense failed to impress early in the year.
Now that Armstrong has a year under his belt, it could make Dunbar more replaceable than he was at this time a year ago.
At the very least, Dunbar is not guaranteed a starting job, so this will be an interesting battle to watch in camp.