The Los Angeles Rams’ positions of need
It’s hard to imagine the Rams retaining the entire roster, especially with the cap issues that they will have over the next couple of years. A lot of veteran players will be walking, so it’s even more important that the Rams get their draft right.
The offense has seen a fair share of both success and struggles in 2020. Sometimes, they have been clicking and look like an unstoppable juggernaut. Other times, the team has struggled to move the football and looked bland and predictable. Some of that comes down to playcalling, other bits come down to matchups and the concern at certain positional groups.
We’re going to start with a really solid look at the position groups of need and why the Rams will be focusing on them come draft time.
Austin Blythe is a free agent at the end of the season. The former seventh-round pick has blossomed into a reliable starter in Los Angeles, starting full time in 2018, 2019, and 2020. This position, especially if the Rams can’t get him back, becomes a high priority.
Centers aren’t early picks, normally, as it’s often considered a position interchangeable with the guards. Luckily for the Rams that a good starting level center can be acquired in the third round or even later on day three.