Expect Bobby Evans to have a huge breakout season
The LA Rams drafted OT Bobby Evans in round 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft. The former University of Oklahoma tackle protected Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray as one of college football’s best offensive lines. Mayfield and Murray were the first overall selections in their respective draft class.
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Evans is a huge prototypical offensive tackle. He stands 6-feet-4 weighing 312 pounds. Remember, Bill Walsh wrote that the ideal size of a tackle is 6-feet-4 weighing 310 pounds.
Andrew Whitworth becomes an unrestricted free agent in March. He has protected Jared Goff’s blindside very well. However, age has caught up with Whitworth and the team must insure against any loss of step if the team re-signs him.
Whitworth will turn 39 years old in December 2020 Also, he is recovering from surgery on his right ankle. Despite all declarations of fully ready to go, any lingering effects from his off-season surgery could open the door for Evans to storm through.
In 2019, Evans played in nine games. There is a huge leap from the Big 12 conference opponents to NFL defensive linemen. Perhaps he needed a slow 2019 season to get acclimated to the speed of opposing defensive linemen. The key to winning football games is winning the battle inside the trenches.
With Evans protecting Goff’s blindside, the next player should become a viable passing target. Tyler Higbee is the starter but having another big man is a huge plus.
Here is the second player projected to have a breakout season in 2020.