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After a redshirt rookie season Greg Gaines Los Angeles Rams Jerseys , "Ogbo" could be a force for Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips." 2019 Los Angeles Rams Regular Season2019 Los Angeles Rams Offseason2019 Los Angeles Rams roster preview: EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo to factorNew,10commentsAfter a redshirt rookie season, “Ogbo” could be a force for Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips.CDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:2019 Los Angeles Rams roster preview: EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo to factorTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Jonathan Bachman/Getty ImagesWhen it comes to pass rushers, the NFL is in high demand. Every team can use assistance when it comes to their pass rush, and the Los Angeles Rams are not exempt in that regard. That’s where 2018 NFL Draft fifth-round pick edge Ogbonnia Okoronkwo comes into the picture. Ogbo was a highly regarded edge rusher in college with the Oklahoma Sooners earning first-round pre-draft grades by some evaluators. Unfortunately for Ogbo, he dropped to day three of the draft. Then he was placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list before his rookie season started, and essentially missed the entire year due to a foot surgery dating back to May.Roster BattleThe roster battle at the edge spot is going to be an interesting one as we head into training camp and the preseason. The starters are entrenched Los Angeles Rams Jerseys Stitched , and those guys are veteran Clay Matthews and re-signee Dante Fowler Jr. Outside of those two, playing time is plentiful for whichever guy wants to step up and grab it from the group which contains Samson Ebukam, Ogbo, Trevon Young (roster preview), Justin Lawler (roster preview), and potentially even John Franklin-Myers (who may or may not be lining up more as an interior defensive lineman).ExpectationsFor a guy who has yet to play any real NFL snaps, the expectations for Ogbo are probably greater than most. The pressure of needing to perform immediately wont remain as the Rams were able to solve the edge spots in free agency with the addition of Matthews and re-signing of Fowler Greg Gaines Jersey nfl draft , though there is a belief that Ogbo could surprise with his productivity and physical build.Dude’s yoked!Chances of making the final roster (7.5/10)Unless something goes terribly wrong for Okoronkwo, he’s likely to land on the 53-man active roster. Ogbo could be the first in line for snaps off the bench, though that’ll be determined by his preseason performances as Ebukam has two years of experience at this point. The Los Angeles Rams have been in a funk the last three weeks falling from their 3-0 mark to start the year to a 3-3 record giving Head Coach Sean McVay his first non-winning record since becoming HC. Perhaps the biggest problem in these last three weeks has been the inconsistency of varying week-to-week performances on both sides of the ball.Now though, the Rams have a two-game road swing that offers them the opportunity to get the offense on solid footing and get on the better side of .500 heading into the Week 9 bye.With that opportunity though comes the pressure of the requirement to do as much.The 1-5 Atlanta Falcons and the 0-6 Cincinnati Bengals. Both are, obviously then, among the group of five teams the Rams have remaining with two or less wins. Both are, accordingly Womens Greg Gaines Jersey , games the Rams need to win. And games they need to win convincingly on the back of their offense.The Falcons’ defense ranks 29th per Football Outsiders’ DVOA. Their pass defense ranks 31st. The Bengals’ defense? 31st. Their pass defense? 30th.The Rams cannot put up mediocre showings the next two weeks. There’s literally no excuse.Not when the Falcons are making quarterbacks their best selves every week. Not when your owner looks like this watching his product:These are, to be frank, bad teams playing bad football in bad form.The Rams simply have to take advantage of this situation the next two weeks. Yes, they’re in an injury crisis. Yes, that motivated yesterday’s frenzied activity especially at cornerback with CB Aqib Talib on injured reserve. Yes, the offensive line is coming off of their worst performance of the year and have lost LG Joseph Noteboom for the year. Yes, none of that matters.The Rams are a team that has sacrificed and Authentic Greg Gaines Jersey , as of yesterday, continues to sacrifice their most advantageous path to long-term roster improvement. They’re still buying into the now. And the now now is two games against two struggling teams with porous defenses.Must.