Los Angeles Rams: 3 offensive picks to consider in the 2018 NFL Draft

FORT WORTH, TX - DECEMBER 23: Rashaad Penny
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Hey, I get it. This draft will be, and absolutely should be, focused on what will come this offseason in resetting the table of defense. It is a foregone conclusion and a very logical one.

That said, the Los Angeles Rams were the benefactor of good luck where health was involved on the offensive line. General Manager Les Snead and head coach Sean McVay did masterful work in putting together an O-line through free agency.

But it’s an area that could struggle as age catches up with it, and a depth chart that has yet to make a breakthrough or force their way into the starting lineup.

Bottom line, the Rams should be open to drafting protection for Goff.

One guy to keep an eye on is Sean Welsh from Iowa.

Welsh is a 6’-3”, 288 pound guard/center hybrid that could be valuable for the Rams in the later rounds.

He was selected first-team All Big 10 by the league media, as well as first-team All Big 10 by collegefootballnews.com.

Los Angeles will eventually have to get around to quality depth on the offensive line. Welsh may be able to provide some versatility as well, and that is never a downside.

Also, Goff was very confident with the protection he had in the pocket, and running back Todd Gurley was able to enjoy an MVP worthy season.

The Rams will need to invest in maintaining that standard.