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    Get to know a rookie: Marcus Roberson

    By Nick Wagoner

    We’ve officially reached the closest thing to a dead period the NFL has to offer these days as organized team activities are over and training camp has not yet arrived.

    That means vacation time for the players, coaches and, yes, reporters. In the meantime, let’s get to know some of the lesser-known additions to the Rams' roster: the rookie free agents.

    Marcus Roberson
    Position: Cornerback
    College: University of Florida
    Height: 6-0
    Weight: 191 pounds


    Stat to know: After earning playing time as a freshman, Roberson had his best season as a sophomore when he finished second in the Southeastern Conference in pass breakups with 12. He added a pair of interceptions and a forced fumble in what would be his best season. That was 2012, so it's been a little while since Roberson produced at that level. But he flashed enough promise to make him the type of prospect that intrigued many draft pundits after that season and into this year.

    Road to the roster: A long and lean corner more known for his zone skills and work in off-coverage, Roberson may not be the ideal fit for what defensive coordinator Gregg Williams wants to do, but it should be noted that Williams has a history of making it work with players of all abilities. The Rams have room for a young corner to earn his way to the roster and Roberson could be that type of player after injuries and off-field issues pushed him from a potential Day 2 pick to undrafted rookie. Janoris Jenkins, Trumaine Johnson and Lamarcus Joyner are the only corners that appear to be locked in to roster spots. From there, the Rams will likely keep one or two more with Roberson having to overcome the likes of Brandon McGee, E.J. Gaines, Greg Reid and Darren Woodard to land a spot on the 53-man roster out of training camp.


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    Re: Get to know a rookie: Marcus Roberson

    Midsized corner with at least some good work put in at the SEC level. Might be a one year wonder, but he gives us a corner that doesn't fit the mold we currently have, giving us a little flexibility to play him in a different scheme. Good luck to the kid, along with the rest of them trying to get a roster spot in our secondary. We need some good rough diamond finds.
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    Re: Get to know a rookie: Marcus Roberson

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiRam View Post
    By Nick Wagoner

    Janoris Jenkins, Trumaine Johnson and Lamarcus Joyner are the only corners that appear to be locked in to roster spots. From there, the Rams will likely keep one or two more with Roberson having to overcome the likes of Brandon McGee, E.J. Gaines, Greg Reid and Darren Woodard to land a spot on the 53-man roster out of training camp.

    WOW! I'm proud of this! Ive heard alot of talk about Lamarcus Joyner and the versatility he brings to this defense, especially with the return of Gregg Williams. Now to hear that he is virtually penciled in as the starter is huge news to me because i thought that, despite all of the hype, that he would struggle and/or be no different than any other CB trying to make the roster. This shows that our draft yielded at least a starter on defense, other than Aaron Donald, who I've also heard good things about up to this point.
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