LA Football Debate: LA’s Best Young NFL Player

Cast your Vote! Who Is LA's Best Young NFL Player?

With a wealth of young talent joining the LA Rams and LA Chargers in recent years, fans are eager to see which players will make the biggest impact. Let’s take a closer look at four standout players, all drafted within the past two seasons, and determine who is the best young talent in LA.

Who Is LA’s Best Young NFL Player?

NFL: AFC Wild Card Round-Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars
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Asante Samuel Jr.


The Chargers drafted cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Samuel Jr. made an immediate impact on the field, showcasing his coverage skills and ball-hawking abilities. He’s quickly becoming a key piece of the Chargers’ secondary.

NFL: Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Rams
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Cobie Durant


Cornerback Cobie Durant was drafted by the Rams in 2022. His athleticism and ball skills have impressed coaches, and he is expected to contribute significantly to the Rams’ secondary moving forward, especially with the departure of Jalen Ramsey to Miami.

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Rams
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Ernest Jones


Linebacker Ernest Jones was selected by the Rams in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Jones has shown promise as a solid run defender and tackling machine, making him an important asset for the Rams’ defense. Spending a season learning from Bobby Wagner boost his development as a player as he assumes a bigger role next season.

Rashawn Slater


Offensive tackle Rashawn Slater was chosen by the Chargers in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Slater has been a standout performer on the offensive line, providing excellent protection for quarterback Justin Herbert and opening lanes for the running game.