Cornerback is viewed as a dwelling of need for smartly suited about every team, given how typically defenses employ nickel and dime programs where there are no longer decrease than three corners on the sphere. It’s absolutely up there on the Rams’ precedence listing this offseason, seeing as each Darious Williams and Troy Hill are pending free agents.
To prepare for likely losses, and looking for depth on the dwelling, the Rams enjoy begun making an try at cornerback possibilities within the draft. In line with Justin Melo of The Draft Community, the Rams recently held a pre-draft meeting with Oregon cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. over videoconference.
Graham had himself a nice week on the Senior Bowl where he met with every team in person, so his virtual agenda is never any longer as heavy (yet) as one of the varied possibilities.
— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) February 22, 2021
Graham didn’t play in 2020 attributable to the coronavirus pandemic, opting out after the Pac 12 at the birth canceled the season. However in every of the previous three seasons, he performed no longer decrease than 13 games and was a ball hawk.
In 2017, he picked off three passes and made 62 tackles, breaking up four total passes. The following one year, he once again picked off three passes (collectively with one resolve-six) and had a whopping 18 pass breakups. In 2019, he pulled in two interceptions, broke up 10 passes and made a profession-high 64 tackles.
Graham improved his inventory on the Senior Bowl, standing out in apply in Mobile. He’s gargantuan in man coverage, mirroring the routes of opposing large receivers.
Thomas Graham Jr. had some genuinely solid reps Day 1 on the Senior Bowl. Mountainous body positioning, crisp feet, flips the hip with ease, stays affected person, and finally ends up sticking to Darby love glue. pic.twitter.com/zld4CSBktG
— Bobby Football (@Rob__Paul) January 29, 2021
Graham doubtless won’t be a prime-spherical resolve and is more doubtless to land sometime on Day 2 or 3. If the Rams can’t attain to phrases on a deal with Hill or one way or the other can’t wait on Williams as a restricted free agent, Graham usually is a mid-spherical goal for them.