Cory Littleton (2018 team: Los Angeles Rams)
The Los Angeles Rams went out and signed a bunch of free agents this past offseason, as they tried their best to bolster their defense for a Super Bowl run. The moves worked, as the Rams made it all the way to the big game, but their luck ran out against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
While the free agents certainly helped, it was a homegrown talent that had one of the bigger seasons of any member of this defense. Littleton was a starter for the Rams for the first time in his three-year career in 2018, and went on to rack up 125 tackles, including four sacks.
Based on his talent, and age, Littleton is going to be one of the more sought-after free agents linebackers in football this offseason. The Rams may want to utilize the franchise tag on Littleton this year, but if he is available, the Raiders have to make a serious run at him, as he will be only 25-years old when the 2019 season kicks off, and has a ton of good football left in him.