Los Angeles Rams Draft: Top 5 Safety Targets

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One of the Los Angeles Rams biggest offseason moves was adding Kamren Curl to their secondary. With that addition, they gained a veteran presence and a physical tackler. He will be joined by 3rd year Russ Yeast. Yeast took on the first-string role last season after playing a limited amount in his rookie season. He has also developed a reputation as a hard hitter.

The Rams have had success finding quality safety play, especially in the later rounds of the draft. They draft Taylor Rapp in the second, John Johnson in the third, and Jordan Fuller in the sixth. All played significant roles in their defenses in the McVay era.

Given the shallow depth of the position, the Rams will have to strike gold at safety again in 2024.

Top Safety Prospects For the Los Angeles Rams Draft

Round 2: Pick 52

Kamren Kinchens, Miami: Kam Curl and Kam Kichens could potentially be one of the most fear-inducing safety duos in the league. Kinchens is a safety prospect showcasing toughness, instincts, and ball skills suitable for NFL play. However, his limited speed might raise concerns for some teams. He excels as a run supporter in the box, delivers impactful hits over the middle, and demonstrates exceptional range as a high safety.

Round 3: Pick 99

NCAA Football: Arizona State at Southern California
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Calen Bullock, USC: While Kinchens is Curl’s replica, Bullock is his complementary mirror. Bullock demonstrates swift footwork and utilizes cornerback-like movements in coverage, enabling him to excel both in over-the-top coverage and in covering slot receivers. His background as a wide receiver comes through in his adept ball-tracking abilities. While he displays urgency and impressive speed in run defense, refining his tackling technique is necessary for his success at the NFL level.

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Round 5: Pick 154

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Wake Forest
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Malik Mustapha, Wake Forest: Mustapha is athletic and rangy as a safety, allowing him to play effectively across the field and contribute to various aspects of the game. His shorter stature and occasional inefficient pursuit angles may hinder him from becoming a starting-caliber defender.

Round 6: Pick 196

Josh Proctor, Ohio State: Proctor is a versatile free safety, offering depth as a backup while providing support in run defense, excelling in zone coverage, and making valuable contributions on special teams.

Round 6: Pick 217

Omar Brown, Nebraska: The former high school wide receiver offers good speed at this point in the draft. He is a rocked-up big-bodied defender and holds up in coverage. He is a willing tackler but struggled to make every tackle. Would fare well starting on special teams.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Nebraska
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