RG - Tremayne Anchrum or Joe Noteboom?
Some guys just don't seem to catch a break. While the LA Rams have worked long hours to mix and match various combinations for the best offensive line configuration for the 2023 season, Despite a strong showing from IOL Tremayne Anchrum, there is a late spike of reports suggesting that Joe Noteboom could start at right guard.
For comparison purposes, Tremayne Anchrum Jr. stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 314 pounds. Joe Noteboom stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 321 pounds. So where is the controversy?
Durability is a huge factor for starting offensive linemen. It was a huge concern in 2022, and I would hope it not be a huge concern in 2023. Despite their passion and performance in the offseason, neither Joe Noteboom nor Brian Allen's track record of suiting up and playing has been much to brag about. In fact, entering the 2022 season, the track record of Allen and Noteboom ran about 50 percent availability for games over their careers.
And sustaining lengthy injuries in 2022 only made a bad situation worse.
This should be Tremayne Anchrum Jr.'s moment to shine. He is a high-IQ offensive lineman who simply needs to get his foot in the door to have his NFL career take off. And for what it's worth, Anchrum had a sensational preseason.
Anchrum was the best offensive lineman for the Rams in the preseason. That type of excellence ought to be rewarded with a promotion to a starting role.