LA Rams OL Logan Bruss could be a rookie starter

Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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LA Rams Roster Logan Bruss
Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

The LA Rams drafted offensive tackle Joseph Noteboom with the 89th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Rams drafted offensive center Brian Allen with the 111th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. While neither player earned a starting role that year, both were groomed to take over as starters in the 2019 NFL season.

We know how that story went. Both players struggled in their debut, eventually, both players fell to injury, and the Rams’ offensive line performance for the 2019 season was ranked an abysmal 31st out of 32 teams. It was not a very promising performance.

Well, live and learn. Since that debut, both Allen and Noteboom have improved considerably. Allen was re-signed to return as the team’s starting center. Noteboom was re-signed to take over as the starting left tackle. Two projected holes on the LA Rams‘ starting offensive line have been addressed. All that remains is filling the vacancy left by former starting offensive guard Austin Corbett.

Bruss may be the Rams’ rookie starter

Don’t look now, but that may already be filled. Per LA Rams reporter J.B. Long, LA Rams head coach Sean McVay had former Wisconsin Badger Logan Bruss penciled in as the starting offensive right guard just moments after he was selected in the 2022 NFL Draft.

That’s huge. Or is it?

The LA Rams, while boasting a long track record of developing players over time, have historically not turned a rookie loose in this offense.  While it’s a positive sign of drafting well, can we so easily brush aside the concerns that the Rams’ front office may have dropped the ball on this position? From the moment that the team traded for Corbett, they had to realize that he was a bridge at that position, right?

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So that begs the examination of the LA Rams offensive line succession plan through discerning eyes. Here we go: