What does the Goff-Stafford trade mean for LA Rams in 2021?

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Look for moves on the offensive line

If you were shocked by the LA Rams’ inability to re-sign Austin Blythe, you weren’t paying much attention to the signs so far. The Rams are going to emphasize a passing offense in 2021, and for the most part, that was the weakest part of Austin Blythe’s game. Matt Lane from ArrowheadPride.com does a great video breakdown of Blythe’s performance. Keep in mind that he is selling Blythe to the Chiefs’ fans, so there is no breakdown of the New York Giants game nor the Gree Bay Packers game, both of which were pretty shabby performances.

The Rams offensive line is loaded with guys who are described as ‘lacking core strength’.  That’s not just the players who are on the bench, but even starters like offensive guards Austin Corbett or David Edwards. While that may change going forward, it does set a baseline for the team’s current roster.

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With the Rams opening at the offensive center, the team has reason to either fill one position or shift the offensive line around to fit the tone of incoming offensive line coach Kevin Carberry.  While it’s a safe bet that Andrew Whitworth and Rob Havenstein will be bookends, in 2021, the interior of the offensive line may be reshuffled.

It will be a priority for 2021 to find the best pass blocking quintet from the current roster. And that may mean that the Rams change more than the offensive center to achieve it. At Stanford, Carberry liked his offensive tackles at or over 6-foot-5, and his interior offensive linemen at 6-foot-4 or under.  The 6-foot-4-and-under offensive linemen include Brian Allen, Tremayne Anchrum, Austin Corbett, Bobby Evans, and Coleman Shelton. Both David Edwards and Joseph Noteboom are at or over 6-foot-5.