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From Matthew Stafford to the guy who would replace Matthew Stafford

By Kenneth Arthur | Turf Show Times | Photo: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

We are getting close to the end of the first week of L.A. Rams training camp and already we’ve heard some surprises in the early going. Notes from Sean McVay and company that would impact the full top-20 list that I just posted on Turf Show Times.

How do those training camp notes and standouts impact the Top-20 most important Rams for 2022?

But I will also give you the full top-20 and more notes here below. Then tell me what I got wrong in the comments below.

First one out – CB Robert Rochell

Rochell has been cited as one of the offseason standouts by Sean McVay. Either he or Derion Kendrick could be great bets to move up this list in 2023.

#20 – QB John Wolford

The addition of Luis Perez and another preseason of Bryce Perkins shouldn’t do anything to impact Wolford’s place as the next man up after Stafford.

#19 – CB Troy Hill

McVay mentioned how Hill’s experience in Brandon Staley’s defense in 2020 made him a no-brainer to bring back for Raheem Morris’s defense in 2022. He’s had multiple “picks” in training camp, though passing stats do not matter in practice.

#18 – C Brian Allen

Fans voted Allen to be much higher on their top-20 list than my own. Will Allen earn his way into playing his entire three-year contract?

#17 – ILB Ernest Jones

Gregg Rosenthal has noted Jones multiple times as a breakout candidate in 2022. Jones is excited to get to learn from Bobby Wagner this year.

#15 – S Jordan Fuller

McVay hasn’t placed much of an emphasis on the safety position and Fuller was the only one to make my top-20, though some fans thought Nick Scott deserved a place. First, Scott will need to beat Taylor Rapp and others out to start next to Fuller, who is returning from his 2021 injury. Except now those “green dot” duties that he had for one season will be going to Wagner.

#14 – LG David Edwards

Rams fans seem mixed on whether Edwards is worth a second contract in 2023. Will he become a $10 million per year player when he hits the open market?

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