The Los Angeles Rams finished the 2020 NFL Draft with one of the lowest players under contract as the front office was ready to have a field day with signing undrafted free agents. That’s exactly what they did as on Saturday they announced the signing of 20 undrafted free agents. Did the Rams possibly find any new weapons for Goff? Below is the complete list of all 20 new players under contract for the Los Angeles Rams. Try and guess the highest-graded offensive undrafted free agent from the bunch. If you are interested in knowing which defensive player was graded the highest check our latest story.
DL Eric Banks, UT San Antonio
OL Cohl Cabral, Arizona State
WR Earnest Edwards, Maine
RB James Gilbert, Kansas State
DL Mike Hoecht, Brown
DB JuJu Hughes, Fresno State
WR Trishton Jackson, Syracuse
RB Xavier Jones, SMU
WR J.J. Koski, Cal Poly
CB Dayan Lake, BYU
QB Josh Love, San Jose State
CB Tyrique McGhee, Georgia
QB Bryce Perkins, Virginia
WE Brandon Polk, James Madison
LB Greg Reaves, South Florida
DL Sam Renner, Minnesota
LB Christian Rozeboom, South Dakota
CB Levonta Taylor, Florida State
DL Jonah Williams, Weber State
WR Easop Winston, Washington State
Minnesota Vikings writer Arif Hasan decided to make life easier on everyone and created a full google spreadsheet of all the top-ranked UDFA’s by consensus board ranks. As you can see in the tweet below, the Los Angeles Rams were ranked the 6th best team in the league for the talent they signed following the draft. Sean McVay is looking to build around QB Jared Goff and may have found a hidden gem. Meet WR Trishton Jackson from Syracuse. Jackson was graded the best offensive signing by the Los Angeles Rams as his film speaks volumes.
Top UDFA classes and the top 25 UDFAs by consensus board rank
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— Arif Hasan, but inside 🏠 (@ArifHasanNFL) April 30, 2020
Here’s a quick summary of Jackson’s collegiate career via NFL.com
A West Bloomfield, Michigan, native, Jackson signed with Michigan State after starring as a dual-threat quarterback and two-time all-state basketball player. He played in nine games as a reserve as a true freshman in 2016 (five receptions, 89 yards, 17.8 average, one touchdown) and then started four of 12 games played in 2017 (12 receptions, 143 yards, 11.9 average) before deciding to transfer after losing time to younger players. Jackson joined Syracuse before the 2018 season and sat out the regular season due to NCAA transfer regulations. A new rule allowed him to participate in bowl practices and the game, however, when he caught three passes for 27 yards and a score. Jackson became the Orange’s top receiving threat in 2019, covering 1,023 yards and scoring 11 times on 66 receptions (15.5 per) in 12 games (11 starts) to earn second-team All-ACC recognition.
Can he make the Rams roster in 2020? Take a look at some of his highlights at Syracuse and be amazed by the new Rams wide receiver.