3 edge rusher options for the Rams at No. 52 in the NFL Draft

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Curtis Weaver

As previously mentioned, Fowler could depart in free agency, leaving a void off of the edge for the Rams. The closer it gets to free agency, the more and more likely it seems that Fowler is going to price himself out of Los Angeles.

Instead of using some of the team’s limited cap space to sign Fowler’s replacement in free agency, it would be best to draft someone on a cheaper contract. Given that, Curtis Weaver could be a player that the Rams consider.

Weaver started at Boise State for three seasons and was extremely productive during his time there. Altogether, Weaver combined for 34 sacks, 47.5 tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles at Boise State.

There’s no denying that Weaver would be able to provide a spark off of the edge, though he would likely excel as a 4-3 defensive end at the next level. Even though he isn’t an ideal fit for the Rams defensive scheme under new defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, Weaver would be able to adjust with Aaron Donald playing alongside him.