LA Rams post season Mock Draft adds strong TE and OL to roster
With the 139th pick…
Of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams select Obinna Eze, offensive tackle, Texas Christian University. In a move that may surprise a few fans, the LA Rams do not ignore the mass defections from the offensive line. With limited funds and a sense that the Rams offensive line may be good enough if entrusted to backups, the goal in the 2022 NFL Draft is to replenish the talent pipeline.
Whether or not offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth retires in 2022 or not, the Rams will need to add some big bodies to the roster and Obinna Eze is a mountainous-sized behemoth who will block the sun to almost anyone if he stands at the right angle. He rises 6-foot-8 tall but weighs in at a muscular 315-pounds. And he’s got long lengthy arms that can lock onto pass rushers and keep them immobilized from snap to whistle.
Eze is a very raw offensive lineman prospect. While he has all the raw gifts necessary to develop into a gifted NFL offensive lineman, he is not quite there just yet. But raw is perfectly acceptable, as the Rams will be able to fill the starting positions with the likes of AJ Jackson, bring back Coleman Shelton, and give Tremayne Anchrum a go at right guard.
By default, Eze would likely be the understudy to Rob Havenstein, a player who had performed rather well but showed the inability to slow down the pass rush of Arik Armstead. With Obinna Eze on the roster, the Rams could be adding a huge offensive tackle to the team just in time to take over when the Rams face another season of defections from the offensive line.