Here are five North Senior Bowl linemen who will certainly be targets for the LA Rams in the 2020 NFL Draft
The LA Rams just missed the playoffs in the 2019 season after their Super Bowl run of 2018. Every Rams fan can pinpoint the reason why they missed post-season this past season rather quickly. Offensive line play, especially running the ball, was a huge disappointment, and that is the major and most obvious reason.
The Rams gave up the fewest sacks, 22, among all NFL teams last season, but that was not the entire story. Defenses kept Goff scrambling all year. Protecting Jared Goff was not the only problem. Run blocking proved to be the Rams downfall, according to the football analytics site, footballoutsiders.com.
For example, Rams running backs were stuffed at the line or for losses 21 percent of the time, to rank a miserable 26th. They ranked near the bottom, 29th, in springing the running back into the open field for long runs. Most of all, they were very average in pushing the pile, to pickup short yardage first downs.
The 2020 Senior Bowl features offensive linemen that will be available when the Rams draft in the second round. Linemen have to win the battle in the trenches. Let’s take a look at some players on the North roster.
LA Rams fans watch for these North Offensive linemen
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First, Nick Harris played center at the University of Washington. Harris stands 6-feet-1 weighing 301 pounds. He moved to center after playing left and right guard in his first two years at Washington.
Second, Ben Bredeson played left guard at Michigan. He stands 6-feet-5 weighing 325 pounds. Bredeson played special teams and a few games at left tackle at Michigan.
Third, Jonah Jackson played guard at Ohio State after transferring from Rutgers in 2019. Jackson stands 6-feet-4 weighing 305. He will need to have a dominant game to improve his draft stock.
Fourth, Josh Jones played left tackle at the University of Houston. Jones stands 6-feet-7 weighing 310. He would be a nice addition to the Rams roster as a second day draft selection, hopefully in round 3.
Fifth, Trey Adams played left tackle at Washington. Adams stands 6-feet-8 weighing 314 pounds. The huge tackle has a huge upside due to his size and athleticism. Adams would be the ideal tackle to pick from the North roster in round 2.
As the week progresses, news will filter out how these players are progressing. The Rams would benefit from taking a closer look at them. Let’s watch how they perform.