Option I: University of Washington offensive tackle Trey Adams
Left tackle Andrew Whitworth’s shoes are awfully big shoes to fill. To do so, the LA Rams will need to find a big body offensive tackle. 6-foot-8 318 pound offensive tackle Trey Adams from the University of Washington fits the specs to a tee.
OT Adams is nearly custom fit for the LA Rams needs. He is the perfect size, nearly the identical twin to 6-foot-7 330 pound Whitworth. Beyond that, he is a five year senior for the Washington Huskies, playing through a medical redshirting for an ACL injury suffered in his junior season.
Adams was on track to a round one projection early in his collegiate career. After his ACL injury, he did not get fully on track until his final season of NCAA eligibility. He is a high-risk, high-reward prospect. If he can stay healthy, he is a true baller from the left side. Blessed with size, he relentlessly maintains his blocks until the play is blown dead. He doesn’t hesitate his blocks, launching into and through his assignment. His footwork and base set is polished. He even has a bit of a mean streak when in the trenches, ideal for the Rams needs at left tackle.
His downside is durability and trusting his body. His stance has narrowed somewhat since his injury. That has limited his overall agility, and will need to be coached up. Given a year behind Whitworth, and he projects as a formidable offensive tackle for the foreseeable future.