Ironclad reasons not to sleep on the LA Rams offensive line in 2024

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Why Jonah Jackson is the coup de grâce of Rams OL upgrade

In almost every surge to the top under HC Sean McVay's reign, the LA Rams front office has made that last tweak to the roster to push the team over the top. In 2018, it was the addition of veteran RB C.J. Anderson. In 2021, it was the additions of both OLB Von Miller and WR Odell Beckham Jr. Now, it 2024, veteran left guard Jonah Jackson has been added to the roster.

The Rams offensive line, once the dust settled in 2023, began to find its place and rhythm at blocking effectively last season. But even with their best, they seemed to need a bit more oomph to be competitive in the NFL Playoffs. After all the dominance by the running game in the games that led up to the post-season, the team only managed to rush for 68 yards when the team needed it most.

That just won't do.

Big runs need two elements to succeed in the NFL. The offensive line must create running lanes consistently for running backs. And the team must have at least one offensive lineman who is agile, fast, and can lead the convoy down the field to the endzone. With the addition of LG Jonah Jackson, the Rams can check off both boxes.

I am by no means calling for the team to revert to the Ground Chuck mindset of running the football and letting the defense cook as the primary strategy for success. But I do believe that the team's offensive line could easily become the best unit in the NFL in 2024. Stay tuned.

And as always, thanks for reading.