The Los Angeles Rams were a sitting duck during the NFL free agency as they did not have the capital to save a lot of their players. One of those players being Dante Fowler Jr who signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Los Angeles needed to find another star player to fill the new hole in the defensive and did so with the addition of Leonard Floyd. It was a one-year deal worth $10 million that would reunite the former bears player with defensive coordinator Brandon Staley who was also in Chicago. Luckily for the Rams, Michael Brockers contract with the Ravens fell through and now a loaded defensive line. Brockers even went on to spill the truth about the Ravens as well. Even though the move was widely viewed as a great addition by fans and other staff members, Pro Football Focus recently gave out their free agency grades and gave their opinion on Floyd.
Let’s just say that they were not a big fan of Floyd and think he will not have a huge impact on the Los Angeles defense. Take a look at PFF’s thoughts.
Leonard Floyd never blossomed into the pass-rusher we all thought he’d turn out to be as a top-10 prospect just a few seasons ago. Since he entered the league in 2016, Floyd ranks 67th of 76 qualifying edge defenders in PFF pass-rush grade and owns the fifth-highest percentage of pressures that were either a cleanup or unblocked. As said, the offensive line needs a lot of work, and that money could have gone there as opposed to risking it in Floyd, hoping he just needs a change of scenery.
It is true that Floyd’s sack totals have decreased in each season in the NFL. Let’s see if he can truly be the first-round pick with the Los Angeles Rams this 2020 season. Do you agree with the PFF?