7 Rams must defy the odds and win a 2024 roster spot, even Stetson Bennett?

7 players returning for the LA Rams must beat the odds to remain with the team in 2024. Yes, including backup quarterback Stetson Bennett.
Los Angeles Rams Offseason Workout, Stetson Bennett
Los Angeles Rams Offseason Workout, Stetson Bennett / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/GettyImages
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V: IOL Logan Bruss

The path of young interior offensive lineman Logan Bruss parallels that of former LA Rams center Brian Allen with two distinct differences. In the case of Bruss's injury, he was decimated before his rookie season ever truly began. And the second difference is that he spent the entirety of his second season on the Rams practice squad.

When the LA Rams drafted Logan Bruss with the 104th overall pick in Round 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft, the team already had a starting role carved out for Bruss. All he had to do was arrive, compete, win, and play. Bruss was a covetted rookie prospect, an offensive lineman out of Wisconsin, and one who many viewed as being a true NFL starter. Right now, that is all in jeopardy.

While part of the challenge facing Bruss coincides with his rookie struggles to earn a starting role, the fact that his injuries hit him just as the the team was pivoting from preseason to the 2022 regular season was poorly timed.

Whatever we may have hoped for Bruss in the past seems insignificant. The Rams have invested heavily into the offensive line since drafting Bruss, and his inability to reclaim a roster spot in 2023 after rehabbing for a year was not something this team found pleasant to do. But no matter how we want his story to turn out, since being signed to the team's practice squad, it's been almost entirely on Logan Bruss's shoulders to return to his pre-draft form.

Bruss stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 317 pounds. He not only must rehabilitate the strength and agility in his lower body, but he must simultaneously train himself to be a far more effective offensive lineman in terms of technique, foot placement, and hand usage. But perhaps the greatest challenge that he faces right now is the need to learn how to trust his body to perform once more.

Then, after mastering all of these tasks, will he truly be ready to compete for a spot on the Rams roster.