While the Los Angeles Rams have made some late signings during the week of May 15, this is still the time of year where other additions via free agency can be made to top off the roster before minicamps.
This bodes well for L.A. resident and NFL veteran Isaac Rochell. The towering 6-foot-4, 280-pounder remains unsigned and was last seen in a room with 2022 Pro Bowler Maxx Crosby and past Pro Bowler Chandler Jones with the Las Vegas Raiders. Rochell was also briefly with Myles Garrett in a pit stop with the Cleveland Browns during 2022.
Would Rochell, whose frame has placed him as a defensive end/tackle option in his six-season career, become an instant fit if brought over to the Rams as a possible late addition?
Rochell was asked that in an interview with Heavy via Visionworks “Their defense is a little bit different,” Rochell began.
“But it could happen for sure. I think I have a lot of versatility with my body type and the defenses I played in plus everything I’ve done. So we’ll see.” Rochell already knows L.A. well — having been drafted by the Chargers in their first season in their move from San Diego in 2017.
The Bolts was where he delivered all 9.5 of his career sacks on the field. He also has 74 of his 103 total tackles in L.A. according to Pro Football Reference.
He also adds possibly joining the Rams would benefit his family. “My wife would love that because it’s right up the road, but we’ll see,” Rochell said.
With his frame and versatility, Rochell has the build for what defensive coordinator Raheem Morris runs with the Rams. It’s a defense that features towers at the edge who can squeeze down on blocks and help free up Aaron Donald and other oncoming rushers with Rochell more of a “power edge” mold