Here are 5 project free agents the LA Rams must target to rebuild their offensive line
The LA Rams finished just shy of post-season participation with a 9-7 record. While that is not the end of the world, it could be very problematic if it’s the tip of a prolonged decent from one of the NFL elite teams. Just the year before, the Rams finished 13-3 and were good enough to meet the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 53.
Ah, those were the days. In many ways, the greatest challenge to success is success itself. Heroes seek compensation. Stars seek center stage and spotlights. All the while, NFL teams have plenty of limits as to who gets paid, who shines on the offensive side of the ball, and who shines on the defensive side of the ball. Ultimately, NFL teams must distribute payroll dollars, roster spots, and opportunities in the most beneficial way to help the team succeed.
Then it’s a matter of staying healthy, getting lucky bounces of the football, and staying focused on the team goals.
The LA Rams tripped hard on the “staying healthy” in 2019. In fact, it was the number and extent of injuries which was most likely the reason the Rams missed the playoffs. The most devastating impact occurred to the offensive line. Therefore, it makes sense for the Rams front office to emphasize reinforcing the roster there.
The best strategy for NFL success is to draft for depth, and use free agency for needs. Right now, the Rams offensive line is an area of need. So who should they target in free agency this season?