4 Rams offensive upgrades that will push team into Top-3 tier in 2024

The LA Rams will be leaning heavily into the offense once more to lead the team to victory. Thankfully, here are some reasons to be confident in the offense for the 2024 NFL season
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III: Upgraded the offensive line

The LA Rams faced a pivotal offseason after the 2023 NFL season. Three starters from the offensive line were all facing expired contracts. The only two players who were not affected? Rookie left guard Steve Avila, and senior statesman right tackle Rob Havenstein. Complicating the matter even further was the expiring contract of backup IOL Tremayne Anchrum Jr.

But the Rams front office did not stick their head in the sand. The team extended both left tackle Alaric Jackson (one year) and right guard Kevin Dotson (three years), and then signed veteran left guard Jonah Jackson (three years). For the coup de grace, the team moved rookie left guard Steve Avila to center and voila. The offensive line has five starters in place once more.

But that did not help the depth, as the team had lost starting center Coleman Shelton to free agency, released backup center Brian Allen, and as cited above, lost backup IOL Tremayne Anchrum Jr. While the team did add Jackson via free agency, the offensive line was depleted by two solid offensive linemen.

To balance out the roster, the team used their final two selections of the 2024 NFL Draft to add powerhouse rookie IOL Beaux Limmer and versatile rookie OT KT Leveston to the roster. Thanks to the depth of offensive linemen in this year's draft class, both players were projected to be selected far earlier. Despite the team's certainty of starters, both Limmer and Leveston offer heated competition in training camp for backup roles for the 2024 NFL season.

The team did not stop there. Even after the draft, the team signed former USC center Justin Dedich and Augustina OT Blake Larson. The Rams offensive line of scrimmage has not looked this good in some time.