Brian Allen seems ready to make impact during sophomore season with Rams

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Now that John Sullivan is no longer around, the Los Angeles Rams hope to see Brian Allen take on a larger role during the 2019 season.

During the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams decided to selected Michigan State’s Brian Allen to add some depth to the offensive line, although it seemed clear early on that he wouldn’t see much action as a rookie.

Prior to hiring Sean McVay in 2017, the offensive line for the Rams was an absolute joke, but the new head coach wasted little time making the necessary adjustments to make sure the unit would be in better shape.

Two years later, Los Angeles is dealing with the losses of Rodger Saffold and John Sullivan, but thanks to young players like Allen looking ready to take on larger roles in 2019, the offensive line should be in great shape once again from an overall perspective.

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As for Allen, right away when the Rams decided to move on from Sullivan this offseason after two years with the team, he was the one that seemed like would benefit from the most at the decision.

Nothing is set in stone at the moment for Allen starting wise since Los Angeles will most likely look to the draft to add some competition for the center, but the former Spartans star looks determined to prove he’s the right man for the job.

Even the team site recently discussed how Allen learning as a rookie behind Sullivan was the best thing for the young center, and should payoff in the best way possible for the long run beginning in 2019.

From his ability as an effective blocker to the physical style of play he brought to the table, Allen gave the Rams a lot to like about him following an impressive career at Michigan State.

Of course, Los Angeles knows that Allen still has a long way to go when it comes to proving himself after limited action as a rookie, but at least the potential is there.

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Plus, when looking at the great job McVay has done as an offensive genius over the last two years, it’s safe to assume the Rams would never put Allen in this position to step up in 2019 if they didn’t believe he was capable of handing the responsibilities.

In other words, Rams fans should feel good about what Allen’s sophomore season could have in store when it comes to keeping the offensive line in great shape.