LA Rams fans will see five talented potential draft targets South offensive linemen in the Senior Bowl on Saturday
This Saturday, LA Rams fans will see a talented group of offensive linemen on the South roster in the annual Senior Bowl. This game has springboard many borderline prospects into virtual draft locks in the following NFL Draft.
Many of these linemen will be available when the Rams begin their draft in the second round. There needs to be careful evaluation of their talent. Do they have the skills to fit the team’s offensive philosophy?
Most importantly, do they have the ability to control their part of the line of scrimmage? Do they have the footwork to win the battle in the trenches? Are they strong enough to open holes for the Rams running backs?
Rams fans will get a small glimpse of high caliber offensive linemen from various college conferences. These players have trained long hours to arrive at their current level of play.
The Senior Bowl, much like the East-West Shrine Game, is heavily attended by scouts and draft analysts. These two games are the only two college games which pit players into competition with other NFL Draft hopefuls. By doing so, it truly level loads the player in terms of relative effectifveness against players at a similar development and talent level.
5 South offensive linemen to follow in the Senior Bowl
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Second, John Simpson played left and right guard at Clemson. Simpson stands 6-feet-3 weighing 330 pounds. His versatility would allow him to be the swing guard to be insurance against injuries to other linemen.
Third, Damien Lewis played right guard for the 2019 NCAA Champions, Louisiana State University Tigers. Lewis stands 6-feet-3 weighing 332 pounds. His collegiate offense is very similar to the Rams offense.
Fifth, Terence Steele played right tackle at Texas Tech. Steele stands 6-feet-6 weighing 310 pounds. Steele has the leverage to run block due to his size and athleticism.
The Rams would upgrade their offensive line by drafting any of these players. Since the Rams do not have a first round draft pick, selecting an offensive lineman in rounds 2-4 make perfect sense. Let’s see which lineman has the best game on Saturday.