5 first rounders the LA Rams should consider who won't replace Matthew Stafford

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Option III: Epic offense built around an epically gifted tight end

In terms of pure talent level that is far above any other prospect drafted at that position in recent years, Georgia tight end Brock Bowers is the unanimous consensus who is viewed as the best tight end who is about to enter the NFL in many years. Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing a sturdy 230 pounds, Bowers is to the college tight end position as San Francisco 49ers Geoge Kittle is to the NFL tight end position.

Brock Bowers is a highly regarded NCAA tight end, but he arrived there with a background of quarterback, linebacker, and tight end from his high school football playing days. And his talents merely attract even more wonder and astonishment to his game. He is strangely swift, amazingly agile, preposterously powerful, crazily competent, and incredibly accomplished for a tight end.

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There are many examples of successful NFL teams that have built offenses around elite tight ends. The Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce, San Francisco 49ers' George Kittle, Detroit Lions' Sam LaPorta, Baltimore Ravens' Mark Andrews, and Philadelphia Eagles' Dallas Goedert. The sample may be short in duration, but if you take a look at the 2023 NFL standing in Week 11, the most successful teams in the NFL all boast the best tight ends.

I don't think that is a random coincidence. Just like the LA Rams turned the NFL on its head with an offense that places four or five eligibles into routes that overwhelmed defenses in 2017 and 2018, the even more cutting edge offenses of 2022 and 2023 are getting their oomph out of elite tight end performances. If the Rams hope to become a Top-3 NFL scoring offense again, TE Brock Bowers is a clear shortcut to doing so.