The LA Rams desperately need the offensive line to play well in training camp. So far, they are. But is it real?
The LA Rams offensive line did not show well in 2019. The final season rankings for the offensive line was 31st in the NFL. The Rams running game was not much better, coming in at 26th in the NFL. Those are not the areas that you find NFL Playoff teams ranked. So the Rams need to step up that front five on offense.
Curiously, the Rams did not sign new free agents, nor did the team draft strong competition to the offensive line. Rather, the team re-signed outgoing veterans Andrew Whitworth, Austin Blythe, and even Coleman Shelton. That being said, the Rams returned 13 players from their 2019 roster. The team added both Tremayne Anchrum late in the draft and signed Cohl Cabral as an undrafted free agent.
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Since those additions, the Rams OL Chandler Brewer has opted out for the season, and the team waived OL Nate Trewyn as well. All in all, the team has circled back to the original 13 offensive linemen on the roster once more. While that’s all well and good in a math-magic sort of way, what about the LA Rams offensive line performance so far?
Well, the head coach made it a point to compliment two key offensive line players. And they are two offensive line starters who absolutely entered the 2020 NFL season with the most questions. But even in the face of McVay’s compliments, will this offensive line hold up?