LA Rams OL performing well in training camp. But can you believe it?

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LA Rams Training Camp offensive line
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More positives

Of course, so far we’ve talked in terms of generalities. With an NFL offensive line, that will only get you so far. At some point, the LA Rams have to place the yolk of responsibility upon their five starting offensive linemen. So let’s take it down a notch, or is it take it up a notch? In any case, it’s about getting more out of players this year.

Factor III – How much can we truly expect the younger offensive linemen to grow up? The LA Rams appeared as though the team was ripe for a youth movement along the offensive line in 2020. After veteran injuries last year, the Rams were forced to promote or obtain young players like Bobby Evans, David Edwards, and Austin Corbett. With two return first-year starters in Brian Allen and Joseph Noteboom, the Rams could have assembled r a very young offensive line this year.

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The youth movement that never was

While that didn’t occur, the Rams appear to be going with two young guards in Joseph Noteboom and Austin Corbett. How much more can they contribute this year? Plenty. For starters, Corbett returns as a starter for the Rams but is actually getting his first training camp with the team. That gives the Rams a chance to build a solid foundation for him to last all season.

Meanwhile, Joseph Noteboom has returned from a devastating ACL injury to return as the team’s starting left guard. He struggled last year but has had a year to reset. If he improves even a little bit, the Rams will be that much better.  I think he will come back this season much improved. Noteboom is one of the better Rams offensive linemen when it comes to pulling out. That is crucial for the team’s ability to run the ball this year.