Michigan offensive tackle Runyan
As much as the LA Rams want to find a Big-10 offensive tackle at the right value, it’s not until Michigan offensive tackle Jon Runyan falls to them on day three that the Rams can finally add depth behind LT Andrew Whitworth.
He is the son of 14-year veteran offensive lineman Jon Runyan. Unlike his father, his size of 6-foot-5 and 321-pounds did not always translate into dominating blocking at the offensive line. Even throughout his 2019 season, Runyan struggled with elite defensive ends. Despite his size, he does have a natural punch out of his stance which will regularly move the defender off the ball. Once engaged, he will ride defenders around the arc, always maintaining the position between the defender and the quarterback. He needed a strong showing at the East-West Shrine Game, and he delivered.
Since that game, his stock has risen on many Big Boards.
Runyan needs to build up his lower body strength, and NFL teams whether his frame can add enough to make the difference needed to play well at the NFL level. Teams will scrutinize his bench press and cone work as indications of where he stacks up to his peers. Runyan has been invited to attend the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine and will arrive on Monday, February 24th, to join Group Two.