Even though the Los Angeles Rams are well-positioned to repeat as Super Bowl champions, the team feels like they could use a boost in a couple areas.
One question mark about the roster is their talent on the edge after Von Miller left the Rams to join the Buffalo Bills. Miller’s knack for getting after the quarterback was a massive boon for the defense and he played a key part in their title run.
As far as the current outside linebacker depth chart goes, Leonardy Floyd is cemented at one of the spots but his partner on the other end is undecided. One name who could claim that spot is Justin Hollins, who performed admirably in the 2021 campaign before injuries robbed him of games.
While Hollins admitted that anyone currently on the roster has a case to start, he feels confident in his ability to step up if called upon, via Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic:
Justin Hollins calls the OLB spot opposite Leonard Floyd “a position up for grabs” in a competitive group; that said, he is confident he can step into that role as he did pre-injury last season.
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) May 19, 2022
The front office could look for pass rushing help via free agency or trade but Hollins believes the current group is already enough, via Stu Jackson of TheRams.com:
Justin Hollins expressed confidence in the Rams' current outside linebacker room.
"I don't think we need to go find anybody new, nothing like that."
— Stu Jackson (@StuJRams) May 19, 2022
In the NFL, a team can never have enough good pass rushers and the Rams are no exception. While Hollins is a nice piece, outside linebacker is arguably their weakest position group so it would make sense for them to try and add help. Hollins and Terrell Lewis feel like the frontrunners for the other outside linebacker spot but only time will tell who ultimately ends up with it.