2024 Los Angeles Rams Draft Class: Projected Year 1 Roles and Impact

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The Los Angeles Rams 2024 NFL Draft was characterized by a strategic blend of immediate impact players and future prospects, aimed at strengthening both their offense and especially their defensive line. Let’s project what each rookie’s role will be for their first season.

Jared Verse, Defensive End, Florida State (1st Round, Pick 19)

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Jared Verse who’s known for his athletic prowess and pass-rushing capabilities, is set up to make an immediate impact. His role will likely be as a key pass rusher, tasked with helping to fill the significant void left by Aaron Donald‘s retirement. Expect Verse to see substantial playing time as he’s integrated into the starting lineup to boost the Los Angeles Rams’ defensive front​.

Braden Fiske, Defensive Tackle, Florida State (2nd Round, Pick 39)

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Braden Fiske is expected to contribute significantly to the interior defensive line. His strength and ability to disrupt the run game will make him a valuable addition to the Rams’ defensive tackle rotation. Fiske’s aggressive play style should earn him considerable snaps from the get-go, aiding the Rams in solidifying their defense against the run​.

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Blake Corum, Running Back, Michigan (3rd Round, Pick 83)

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Blake Corum brings versatility and a proven scoring ability to the Rams’ backfield. This showed at Michigan, where he scored 27 touchdowns in his final season, Corum will likely share carries with Kyren Williams, giving him some rest while keeping the same type of back in the game.

Kamren Kinchens, Safety, Miami (3rd Round, Pick 99)

Kinchens is noted for his ball skills and will be a valuable addition to the Los Angeles Rams’ secondary. His ability to play both in the box and as a high safety makes him a flexible option for defensive schemes. Kinchens will likely rotate into the defensive backfield, contributing particularly in nickel and dime packages where his pass coverage can shine​.

Brennan Jackson, Edge Rusher, Washington State (5th Round, Pick 154)

Known for his high motor and technical prowess, Jackson brings a combination of strength and tenacity to the Rams’ defensive line. While he may not start, his ability to contribute in rotational snaps and special teams will be vital.

Jordan Whittington, Wide Receiver, Texas (6th Round, Pick 213)

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Though selected later in the draft, Jordan Whittington has the potential to carve out a role within the Los Angeles Rams’ receiver corps. His agility and ability to make plays could see him getting snaps on special teams, where he can utilize his speed on kick and punt returns.

Tyler Davis, Defensive Tackle, Clemson (6th Round, Pick 196)

His role will likely involve situational play, where he can use his size and strength to help control the line of scrimmage and assist in run defense​ and special teams.

Joshua Karty, Kicker, Stanford (6th Round, Pick 209)

Joshua Karty is set to take over the primary kicking duties. His strong collegiate performance suggests he will be an immediate starter, and definitely an upgrade over the kicking carousel that the team had last season.

Beaux Limmer, Offensive Lineman, Arkansas (6th Round, Pick 217

Beaux Limmer is projected to add depth to the Los Angeles Rams’ offensive line. While he might not start immediately, his development will be crucial as he adjusts to the NFL level. Limmer’s versatility could see him getting involved in jumbo packages or as a backup player during the season​.

KT Leveston, Offensive Lineman, Kansas State (7th Round, Pick 254)

Similar to Limmer, KT Leveston will be a developmental player who adds depth. His work ethic and versatility will allow him to compete for playing time, potentially earning snaps in various special teams configurations as he gains experience​.