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Meet the Los Angeles Rams highest-graded defensive undrafted free agent

by Alex Alarcon
Los Angeles Rams defensive undrafted free agent

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. Below is the complete list of all 20 new players under contract for the Los Angeles Rams. Try and guess the highest-graded defensive undrafted free agent from the bunch.

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. One of those best signings was CB Levonta Taylor from Florida State. Hasan and the consensus board ranked him the highest-graded defensive player signed by the Rams.

Here’s what the Draft Network had to say about Taylor

Levonta Taylor is a former cornerback standout and prized recruit whose production and physical tools have been mired in a battle to return to form after a significant back injury suffered in 2018. Taylor converted to safety to play in 2019 and while his impact wasn’t overly big, it did open an alternate path for him to find sustained reps. Taylor would be best off as a sub-package safety prospect at the NFL — reps in the nickel against slot receivers should also warrant consideration.

Can he make the Rams roster in 2020? Take a look at some of his highlights at Florida State and be amazed by the new Rams cornerback.

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