LA Rams 2022 Draft grade: Wisconsin OL Logan Bruss Round 3 Pick 104


With the 2022 NFL draft coming to an end, many NFL Insiders and NFL sports analysts like to grade each team’s draft picks. They are the same persons who, for one brief period each season, are suddenly thrust into the limelight as the headliner from an entire year of being the NFL’s opening act. It’s their encore performance, so you can bet they will give you that one last heartfelt look at individual picks and the entire draft class in its entirety.

After drafting Logan Bruss, an offensive lineman out of the University of Wisconsin, with their 104th overall pick in the draft, the LA Rams appeared quite happy with the selection.  to feel extremely confident with their results. Did the Rams reach with their number 104 pick?

Some sports analysts, like Dane Brugler from the Athletic, gave the Rams’ new offensive lineman no better than a 4th-5th round draft projection, but draft analysts were all over the place this year. In fact, the only true consensus among draft analysts was that there was no consensus.

But we’re dancing around the subject. What were the draft grades assigned for the LA Rams‘ selection of Wisconsin Logan Bruss at 104?

  • Sports Network          Analyst                       Grade
  1.  CBS Sports                  Chris Trapasso             A-
  2.  Sports Network         Vinny Iyer                      B
  3. PFN                                Ryan Gosling                C-
  4. Sports Illustrated       Kevin Hanson               C+
  5. PFF                                 Staff                               Good
  6. Walter Football           Staff                                B+
  7. Ramblin Fan                Bret Stuter                     A-
  8.                       Chad Reuter                   A

The Rams’ number 104 pick has been instantly graded an average grade of B+ overall. But you have to ask for anyone who graded below that average, how can a player that is so experienced and NFL ready be lower than a B? Even ESPN’s draft pick analysis, which aligned directly with comments made by Todd McShay live on the broadcast right after the Rams drafted Bruss,  that he can step in and compete for the starting guard position right away.

Pick 104: OL Logan Bruss

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Why grade Bruss so high?

The LA Ram’s third-round pick is graded so high for many different reasons. For starters, Bruss has three years of collegiate experience and is extremely versatile since he played both right tackle and right guard throughout his college career.  Also, Bruss’s pass blocking was nothing less than outstanding, as he only allowed one sack on 596 offensive snaps. But nobody is claiming that this guy walks on water.

Bruss isn’t perfect and has some flaws, but all of his flaws are coachable. At one time Bruss was the top guard in the Big Ten, ranking second-team in the conference in 2021. A nagging foot injury that he suffered in high school forced him to miss some time throughout his three-year college career causing his technique to take a hit. Bruss’s athleticism is the main reason why he is not a first-round pick. In terms of RAS (Relative Athletic Score), he is better than you might think.

The knock against Bruss in his draft profiles cited either his footwork, his hand placement, or his vulnerability to a speed rusher on the outside.

The Rams didn’t think they had a shot at Bruss, but when they still saw him on the board, they jumped all over it. Rams’ scout Brian Hill jumped in the pool with pure excitement after he found out the Rams drafted Bruss.

Even, CBS sports analyst Chris Trapasso was ‘loved this pick.’  Trapasso believes Bruss is a perfect fit for the Rams’ wide-zone scheme on offense. Bruss will get an opportunity to compete for a starting role in 2022, especially after the LA Rams lost starting RG Austin Corbett in free agency. The Rams seemed to be content with competition between Tremayne Anchrum, Coleman Shelton, and Bobby Evans for the right guard position.   But with Bruss’ selection in Round 3 and with such a strong background at right guard, he is clearly in the mix now.

If Bruss puts in the work,  you certainly can expect to see him on the field in the 2022 NFL season.

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