LA Rams OL Jamil Demby’s battle for playing time

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LA Rams Jamil Demby
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LA Rams offensive lineman Jamil Demby faces another battle for NFL playing time

The LA Rams 2019 experiences with the offensive line have lowered the expectations for 2020. Through all the conversations, both then and now, offensive lineman Jamil Demby awaits his turn at NFL stardom. After all, he was one of three offensive linemen drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft. The other two were offensive tackle Joseph Noteboom and center Brian Allen.

Demby was selected as the 192nd player from that draft. He hails from the University of Maine, and his 6-foot-5 325-pound frame is certainly right in line with that of a typical NFL offensive lineman. And while he arrived from the offensive tackle spot, offensive line coach Aaron Kromer had a strong endorsement of Demby in 2019.  All the while, Demby became that “jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none” offensive lineman for the Rams.

Jamil of all trades

So as the floor dropped out for the Rams on the offensive line, Demby was called into some spot action. He played in six games in 2019 and started one game. That one start happened in the September 23, 2019 contest against the Cleveland Browns. The Rams won that game 20-13. It was the first and only start for Demby, as the Rams promoted rookie David Edwards to take over at right guard the following week.