LA Rams news: Defensive line appears to be stronger than ever in 2020, and will likely determine the team’s fortunes
The LA Rams line play has been a hot topic among sportswriters and fans so far in the early part of the 2020 NFL season. But until now, the discussion has been all about the offensive line. While we will likely have more of those discussions throughout the year, it’s time to share the spotlight with the defensive line of the Rams.
While the attention of all has been pointed elsewhere, the Rams have quietly improved the defensive line into what may be one of the strongest versions yet in recent years. After the Rams added strongman A’Shawn Robinson, the team re-signed Michael Brockers. All the while, two young linemen Sebastian Joseph-Day and Greg Gaines prepare to assume a much larger role alongside All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald. They are joined by veteran defensive linemen Marquise Copeland, and defensive ends Tanzel Smart,
Finally, the Rams signed three defensive linemen as undrafted free agents. The team added UT San Antonio’s defensive end Eric Banks, University of Minnesota’s defensive tackle Sam Renner, Brown University’s defensive tackle Mike Hoecht, and Weber State’s defensive end Jonah Williams.
While we sort through all of the new additions, we can form one conclusion. The LA Rams defensive line appears to be much improved over last season. The Rams suddenly have renewed the emphasis on the line which lost two restricted free agents in defensive end Morgan Fox and outside linebacker Josh Carraway is mildly surprising.
So who are these new faces on the defense front? Let’s give a quick review.