LA Rams free agency search turns up 3 undervalued veteran centers

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One such option is Jacksonville Jaguars center Tyler Shatley, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound iron man out of Clemson who played in all 16 games last season. Shatley can play all over the offensive line and it is his versatility that was not only his biggest asset but kept him active on game days. The Rams would do well to have such an insurance policy in place.

Now in his seventh season after first joining the club as an undrafted free agent in 2014, Shatley only had one false start penalty called on him all last year. He was signed to a one-year contract for $1.5 million last year and represents an affordable, cerebral veteran player for the Rams to consider.

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Don’t let his price throw you. He scored a very impressive 67.7 score with Pro Football Focus for his 2020 performance. That caps a series of ever-improving scores for the NFL center. And he is at the cusp of showing up big in his NFL career.

The attraction of a versatile player, one who can play both center and guard offers offensive line coach Aaron Kromer plenty of options to mix-and-match and scheme depending on the opponent and the game plan.