Rams add UDFA DI Omarius Bryant

Bryant was one of the most productive interior defenders in college for Western Kentucky in 2016.

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Rams add UDFA DI Omarius Bryant


  • The Los Angeles Rams signed UDFA and productive interior defender Omarius Bryant for the start of OTAs.
  • Only Alabama’s Jonathan Allen had more quarterback pressures than Western Kentucky’s Bryant among interior defenders in 2016.
  • Bryant’s 46 QB hurries in 2016 led all interior defenders and was five more than the next-closest person, Allen.
  • Though he only played on 245 run snaps, Bryant produced 19 stops, which was top-20 among 56 eligible 3-4 defensive ends in 2016.
  • Bryant had one QB sack, two QB hits, and 2 QB hurries on 30 pass-rushing snaps against Alabama in Week 2 of the 2016 season.

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  • johnforamerica

    Good stats – so why wasn’t he drafted?

    • Andre Taylor

      It has become more and more of an issue, today’s NFL scouts seem to get heavily caught up into prototypical measurements, big name schools and drafting players based upon rankings. The more successful teams that end up with several undrafted free agents or lower round prospect making their roster. The scouts, GM, and executive’s that look at the players tape, production, and scheme fit. If you go back to the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, teams drafted small school players in the 1st and 2nd round without batting an eye, look at Mean Joe Greene, Jerry Rice, Darryl Green, Richard Dent, none came from blue blood college programs. When a team takes a small school player, like D2, D3, the first thing you get are these so-called draft experts saying that the team reached or wasted a draft pick. Then you have impatient fan bases, owners rushing prospects into games before they are developed or ready. So many talented players go undrafted, unnoticed and teams end up missing out on certain players. Its a bit backwards, with so much technology you would think that teams can get more information on these prospects.