3 Rams free agents that could follow Ejiro Evero to the Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos have a new defensive coordinator with Ejiro Evero coming over from the Los Angeles Rams. What players could he bring with him?
The Denver Broncos have their new defensive coordinator now that Super Bowl LVI is in the books. Not only do the Denver Broncos have a new defensive coordinator, but they brought in a Super Bowl champion coach to call the defense.
Ejiro Evero comes from the Los Angeles Rams where he’s been an assistant coach coaching the safeties and defensive backs, as well as having the title passing game coordinator.
Because Evero spent a handful of years with the Rams coaching on the defensive side of the ball, it stands to reason he has developed some pretty good relationships with a lot of the players that have been there, including those that are slated for free agency in 2022.
Which Rams free agents could we see join the new Denver Broncos defensive coordinator in the Mile High City? I think three, in particular, are more likely than the rest…
Denver Broncos FA option from Rams No. 1: Darious Williams, CB
Given the fact that Ejiro Evero was coaching the defensive backs in Los Angeles, it makes sense that we could see him bring someone who really developed as a player under his watch.
Darious Williams came to the Rams from the Baltimore Ravens back in 2018, so almost his entire career development has been overseen by Ejiro Evero.
Williams went from being a backup and spot starter in 2019 to being a full-time player in 2020, playing over 80 percent of the Rams’ defensive snaps and breaking up 14 passes, picking off four. In 2021, Williams only played 14 regular season games but set a career-high with 71 tackles, three tackles for loss, and also added nine passes broken up.
The loss of Bryce Callahan in free agency (unless the Broncos re-sign him) opens up a door for someone else to come in and play the nickel, where Williams has done quite well…
Regardless of where he ends up playing (slot or outside), Williams has proven he can excel playing wherever he’s asked and his familiarity with the defensive coordinator in Denver gives him an edge over almost any other free agent cornerback on the market.