LA Rams may move a key player within the next 96 hours

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Bobby Evans

Rams offensive tackle Bobby Evans is a second-year player out of Oklahoma. After Rob Havenstein went down with an injury in 2019, Evans stepped in and played admirably. While his sample size was limited to about half a season (seven starts), he was an improvement over a hobbled Havenstein who was having an abnormally bad year before landing on IR. Teams with bad offensive lines and young quarterbacks could benefit the most.

Currently, the worst team in the NFL, the New York Jets, need to protect their young quarterback in Sam Darnold. If the Jets decide to move off of Darnold and get Trevor Lawrence, they’ll still need a better offensive line. They have George Fant on a three year 30 million dollar contract.

Economic advantage

Evans cost about 0.0675  percent as much per year with the same amount of time remaining on his contract. While Fant is showing improvement over his last year with the Seattle Seahawks (Pro Football Focus had him rated last in 2019), Evans should be better.

To look for another team in need of a tackle you don’t need to go far. In fact, they share the same stadium. Say hello to the New York Giants. While they got their left tackle of the future in rookie Andrew Thomas the right side needs work. With their current right tackle Nate Solder opting out due to Covid they had to rent one for a year in Cameron Fleming. Just like the Jets they have an underperforming right tackle and could be looking to clear some cap space. Just like the Jets, protecting their young quarterback in Daniel Jones should be the goal.

The Rams should get a return on investment in a day two pick, hopefully, one in the third round, that they can spend in other areas since they currently have a surplus in an offensive lineman.