4. Set OL depth chart
The Rams offensive line will likely carry just eight players on the 53 men active roster. That means that the team will need one offensive tackle, one interior lineman, and one swing player who can jump in anywhere on the offensive line. The starters are very likely Andrew Whitworth, Joseph Noteboom, Austin Blythe, Austin Corbett, and Rob Havenstein. But who plays behind them?
Well, let’s presume that both Cohl Cabral and Tremayne Anchrum are two offensive linemen headed for the practice squad. That means that the Rams will need an offensive tackle. I expect that the team will consider Bobby Evans for that spot, having played right tackle in 2019, and played at left tackle as the 2020 backup. David Edwards is a likely interior offensive line backup. He played right guard in 2019 and played backup at left guard in 2020.
That leaves a swing offensive lineman role. Right now, that looks like a role that Jamil Demby served in 2019, and without evidence of someone stepping over him, that is likely where the Rams will settle for 2020. So who is left out? Coleman Shelton, Jeremiah Kolone, and Brian Allen could be on the bubble. The key to staying in good graces with the coaching staff will be no penalties.
Of course, tomorrow could reset the depth chart once more. A solid game by anyone at the center position would be impossible to ignore with the trouble the Rams had filling the role. And of course, if either Cohl Cabral or Tremayne Anchrum earns a spot on the 53 man roster, a different player would slide onto the practice squad in his place. I would not even be surprised if the Rams carry a backup center on the practice squad, making the total number of eight players on the 53-man roster, and three on the practice squad.