Rams announce promotion of DB coach Aubrey Pleasant

While the coaching cycle is over, teams are still making last-minute adjustments to their personnel. The Los Angeles Rams are no different and they announced a new internal promotion on Thursday morning.

Longtime defensive backs coach Aubrey Pleasant has been promoted to assistant head coach of the Rams, a position recently held by Jimmy Lake, Thomas Brown and Joe Barry – all of whom quickly became coordinators elsewhere. Pleasant continues his duties as defensive coach/passing game coordinator.

Pleasant was part of McVay’s first Rams team in 2017 after spending four years as an assistant under McVay in Washington. Pleasant was Los Angeles’ cornerbacks coach from 2017 to 2020. During that time, the Rams’ cornerbacks ranked second in the NFL in interceptions (28) and led the NFL in interceptions returned for touchdowns with five. Pleasant also led defensive back Jalen Ramsey to a first-team AP All-Pro nod in 2020 and worked with cornerback Marcus Peters, who earned first-team AP All-Pro honors in 2019. Pleasant was also instrumental in the development of Rams cornerback Darious Williams. who joined the team in 2018 after originally signing with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent and re-signed with the team this offseason.

Pleasant spent a year in Detroit under Dan Campbell and in Green Bay with Matt LaFleur before returning to the Rams in 2023. Pleasant is an extremely popular coach within the organization, has the respect of players and fellow coaches, and was a finalist for the Rams. Defensive coordinator job. Given the Rams’ roster of coaches, it won’t be a surprise if Pleasant is considered for promotions around the league soon.

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