The St. Louis Rams have done quite a nice job in recent seasons of loading the roster with young talent in which the team can build a very strong future behind. Sure, maybe the team missed out on one of the best QB prospects in recent years, but the Rams have done a phenomenal job of adding talent with the draft selections they received from making such a trade.
The team has also done a very good job in giving players who may have slipped through the cracks during the draft process a second chance to make an impact on an NFL roster. This season the Rams decided to take a shot on one of the three Florida Gator corners. His name is Marcus Roberson.
Roberson, who possesses nice size at 6-foot, 191 pounds, is a long corner who plays in both off-man and zone very well. His athleticism gives him the ability to become a decent No. 2 corner if he is in the right situation under a great coaching staff, which he will be with the Rams under HC Jeff Fisher and DC Gregg Williams.
Roberson does have his faults, however. He is quite a poor tackler and tends to take too many risks on potential interceptions which can lead to big gains for the opposing team. He also has had some injury issues in the past and has had a suspension, similar to his new teammate and former Gator Janoris Jenkins.
Roberson will likely be competing with E.J. Gaines and Brandon McGee for a roster spot, but it’s quite likely that the team keeps all three corners to boost the depth at the corner position behind Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson.
If Roberson is to have much of an impact at all during his rookie season it is likely to be felt on special teams as a gunner or a return man, where he does have some experience. Do not expect much out of the former Gator during year one, but he could develop into a very good No. 2 or No. 3 corner if coached properly.