2024 NFL Scouting Combine: Group IV Cheat Sheet

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Interior offensive linemen

While I believe that the team has been well served by center Coleman Shelton, the fact that he has the opportunity to test the free agency market tells me less about his intentions to sign with the team, and more about how the team is willing to lose him to another team's highest bidder. Do the Rams see value at the center position in this draft?

  • Day 1 - Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon
  • Day 2 - Cooper Beebe, IOL, Kansas State
  • Day 3 - Zach Frazier, OL, West Virginia

Michigan IOL Zak Zintner could be a solid option for the Rams on Day 3. He stands a towering 6-foot-6 and weighs a solid 309 pounds. He is a solid quarterback protector, and has NFL starter-ready skills in both run and pass blocking. Because he played for the Michigan Wolverines, he had to face the best of the NCAA football teams, and was able to open running lanes as well as keep QB J.J. McCarthy upright. Projection: Early Day 3

Utah has a long-running history of solid play in the trenches, and IOL Keaton Bills is a promising offensive lineman who continues in that tradition. He is a powerful force at the line of scrimmage and is always on the lookout for who is the greatest threat to bust the play. That means he will leave his player to block another defender who has broken free and has a clean shot to the quarterback. He is not fully refined in terms of pulling to lead running plays, so he will need to show improvement in training camp. But he is a huge 6-foot-4 321-pound prospect who loves to block, has a mean snarl, and could be available late on Day 3. Projection: Round 7