What if? 5 wild LA Rams roster additions this offseason

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OL Scherff

The LA Rams have solid connections to players from the Washington Football team. One of their blue-chip players scheduled to hit the free agency market is the veteran offensive lineman, Brandon Scherff. Scherff is a six-year NFL veteran who has dominated since arriving at the NFL. He is slated to test the 2021 NFL Free Agency market and by all accounts will likely fetch a high price.

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The 6-foot-5 315-pound interior offensive lineman was selected by the Washington Football team in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft with the fifth pick. Since then, he has been selected to the NFL Pro Bowl for three of his six NFL seasons. He has been a key player for the Washington offense, and even as the team has not had many talented players on offense, he has been a bright spot in both the running and passing game.

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The Rams offensive line dominated with former veteran Rodger Saffold. The team took a huge setback in 2019 when the Rams tried to infuse Joseph Noteboom at left guard and Brian Allen at the center position.  That didn’t work. What resulted was player injuries across the offensive line, and a host of players promoted to start until the team reached some form of bedrock around the midpoint of the season.

The Rams face the loss of center Austin Blythe at the end of this year. Since the center has been a difficult position to fill, the Rams could bring in Scherff to fill the right guard position, and convert right guard Austin Corbett to the center position which was his natural position in college. Of course, the Rams would need to get a good deal on Scherff to afford him, but he is very familiar with both Sean McVay and Kevin O’Connell.

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Yes, many of these roster moves are unlikely. But so too was the likelihood of the Denver Broncos facing the New Orleans Saints with a wide receiver playing quarterback. If anything, 2020 has proven that the rules of the NFL are changing. As the Rams improve in 2020, the team becomes a coveted destination for NFL free agents. Perhaps none of these scenarios will occur. But from what we’ve experienced in 2020, anything is possible.