New LA Rams trade-filled mock draft swells roster with young talent

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With the 86th pick

The LA Rams may not be satisfied with just one offensive tackle, so why not grab two for the price of one? We've mentioned Brigham Young's Blake Freeland before, so why not double down and mock him to the LA Rams once again? His Shrine Bowl performance confirmed what many already had guessed at, Freeland is ready to take it to the next level.

The LA Rams may enter this drat with a need at offensive line, but by the end of Day 2, the quality of the team's offensive line is already reacquired its luster, and many may start to see the unit as a strength of the team. After adding 6-foot-7 312-pound Freeland, it's hard to believe otherwise.

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The LA Rams had quite the struggle to patch the offensive line together to continue to play competitive football. While I am very high on the depth of the Rams offensive line when healthy, I am concerned in the fact that two starters, center Brian Allen, and left tackle Joe Noteboom, have struggled to be available on game days. In my estimation, that should disqualify both from starting roles in 2023 until the team is satisfied that they can remain healthy.

That opens the door for more offensive linemen. I love Alaric Jackson, what I've seen so far from Chandler Brewer, and the potential of IPP OL Max Pircher. But I agree that with so much offensive linemen talent in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Rams should get while the getting is good. That means doubling down on offensive tackles now, and if there is a surplus, the Rams can negotiate a trade to recover future draft picks.