With the 2020 schedule now released, Giants.com will be taking a look at the offseason moves made by each of the team's 13 opponents.
Let's take a look at what the Los Angeles Rams did over the last few months.
Matchup: Week 4 - Sunday, October 4, 4:05 PM at SoFi Stadium
2019 record: 9-7
Head Coach: Sean McVay (4th season with Los Angeles)
OT Andrew Whitworth (signed to 3-year deal), DT Michael Brockers (signed to 3-year deal), OL Austin Blythe (signed 1-year deal), CB Donte Deayon (signed to 1-year deal), DE Morgan Fox
DT A'Shawn Robinson -- Robinson comes to the Rams after spending the first four years of his career in Detroit. In 13 games (nine starts) in 2019, the defensive tackle registered 40 total tackles (32 solo), 1.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and three passes defended. Over his four-year career, Robinson has collected 5.0 sacks, 16 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 16 passes defended.
OLB Leonard Floyd -- Floyd started all 16 games for the second consecutive season in 2019, finishing with 40 total tackles (27 solo), 3.0 sacks, three tackles for loss, 12 quarterback hits and one pass defended. He was named to the Pro Football Writers Association's All-Rookie team in 2016 after recording 7.0 sacks in 12 games. Floyd accumulated 18.5 sacks, 26 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and nine passes defended in his first four NFL seasons with the Bears.
Free Agent Departures:
DE Dante Fowler Jr. (signed 3-year deal with Falcons), LB Cory Littleton (signed 3-year deal with Raiders), WR Brandin Cooks (traded to Texans), K Greg Zuerlein (signed 3-year deal with Cowboys), S Eric Weddle (retired), RB Todd Gurley (signed 1-year deal with Falcons), CB Nickell Robey-Coleman (signed 1-year deal with Eagles), WR Jojo Natson (signed 1-year deal with Browns), WR Mike Thomas (signed 1-year deal with Bengals), LB Clay Matthews, QB Blake Bortles
View photos of the additions made by the Los Angeles Rams this offseason.
2020 Draft Class
(Round 2, Pick 52) RB Cam Akers, Florida State – Akers had a successful career at Florida State. As a true freshman in 2017, he ran for 1,025 yards on 194 carries (5.3 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns while catching 16 passes for 116 yards and an additional touchdown, earning him Third-Team All-ACC honors. As a junior last year, Akers took 231 carries for 1,114 yards and 14 touchdowns, adding 30 receptions for 225 yards and four receiving scores. He was named Second-Team All-ACC for his 2019 performance.
(Round 2, Pick 57) WR Van Jefferson, Florida – Jefferson began his collegiate career at Ole Miss, where after redshirting his freshman season, he caught 91 passes for 999 yards and four touchdowns across the next two years. He then transferred to Florida where he played his final two years of eligibility. In 2019, Jefferson reeled in 49 passes for 657 yards and six touchdowns. He caught 12 touchdowns over his two seasons at Florida.
(Round 3, Pick 84) EDGE Terrell Lewis, Alabama – Lewis' collegiate career was derailed by injuries. A torn ligament in the first game of his sophomore season caused him to miss the next 10 games for Alabama. He would return for the final game of the regular season and the postseason, helping the Crimson Tide take home the 2017 CFP National Championship. Lewis finished the year with 16 total tackles (10 solo), 1.0 sack, two tackles for loss and a pass defended in four games. He then tore his ACL during the summer leading up to his junior campaign, which forced him to sit the entire season. Lewis returned in 2019, registering 6.0 sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and two passes defended in 10 games and was named Second-Team All-SEC.
(Round 3, Pick 104) S Terrell Burgess, Utah – Burgess spent his first three seasons at Utah mostly as a backup before becoming a full-time starter his senior year. In 14 games last year, Burgess recorded 81 tackles (50 solo), 0.5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss, one interception, five passes defended and two fumble recoveries, earning a selection as an All-Pac-12 honorable mention.
(Round 4, Pick 136) TE Brycen Hopkins, Purdue – Hopkins redshirted his freshman year before catching 35 passes for 532 yards and seven touchdowns across his next two seasons. As a redshirt junior in 2018, he caught 34 passes for 583 yards and two touchdowns, earning him Third-Team All-Big Ten honors. In 2019, Hopkins finished with 61 receptions for 830 yards and seven touchdowns. He was named First-Team All-Big Ten and took home the Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year award, given to the conference's top tight end by the coaches and media.
(Round 6, Pick 199) S Jordan Fuller, Ohio State – Fuller played well for the Buckeyes once inserted into the starting lineup. In 12 games as a sophomore, the safety was named Third-Team All-Big Ten after recording 62 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions. The following season, he was named Second-Team All-Big Ten after starting 13 games for Ohio State and making 81 total tackles with an interception, four passes defended and two fumble recoveries. He followed that up with another strong campaign in 2019, recording 62 tackles, two interceptions, four passes defended and a fumble recovery, which earned him First-Team All-Big Ten honors.
(Round 7, Pick 234) LB Clay Johnston, Baylor – Johnston put together two consecutive solid seasons to end his collegiate career at Baylor. As a redshirt junior in 2018, the linebacker recorded 99 total tackles (64 solo), 1.0 sack, 5.5 tackles for loss and two passes defended in 11 games and was named Second-Team All-Big 12. He only played in six games last season but he made the most of his limited time on the field, collecting 58 tackles (35 solo), 2.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss, an interception and five passes defended, and was again named Second-Team All-Big 12.
(Round 7, Pick 248) K Sam Sloman, Miami (Ohio) – Sloman was his team's starting kicker for his final three seasons at Miami (Ohio), but it wasn't until his senior campaign that he really put himself on the NFL radar. Sloman missed just one extra point on 35 attempts in 2019, the third consecutive year in which he missed only one XP attempt with at least 35 tries. Sloman connected on 26 of 30 field goal attempts last year, finishing with a career-high 86.7 field goal percentage, and was named second-team All-MAC.
(Round 7, Pick 250) G Tremayne Anchrum – Anchrum was a spot starter for the Tigers in 2016 and 2017 before becoming Clemson's full-time starter at right tackle the last two years. In 2018, he started all 15 games and was named Second-Team All-ACC. He followed that up by starting all 15 games last year and earning a selection as First-Team All-ACC.