Rams roster makes its 1st cut. Who's next? What clues does this offer fans for 2024?

Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead
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What could this mean for the teams draft strategy?

Of course, as we all know, what the team desires may not be how history plays out. Despite a full commitment to re-sign veteran OLB Von Miller, Miller opted to take a compensation package offered by the Buffalo Bills in the 2022 offseason, because their offer had higher guaranteed compensation. While painful at the time, Miller's production for the Bills has proven that the Rams dodged a bullet. Now the team must await the decision of Kevin Dotson this offseason, and whether he views his choices as one for the bank or one for the bling.

Still, don't fear the Rams being held for ransom once more. The 2024 NFL Draft is loaded with offensive line talent, and thanks to the versatility of the team's players, the team could fill any offensive line vacancies with a selection at any given position. We know from history that the team has used both Alaric Jackson and Coleman Shelton at multiple positions along the offensive line.

Even rookie left guard Steve Avila, when interviewed by the Fansided team before Super Bowl LVIII, coyly evaded a question about where he might play in 2024, simply responding with a reply that felt rehearsed: "I will always do what is asked of me."

And so, even if the front office fails to extend every offensive lineman, that is not the end all of a perfectly rostered starting offensive line for 2024. The Rams could slide Steve Avila, Alaric Jackson, and or Coleman Shelton around to fill a vacated right guard role, or whichever position is not claimed by returning players.

As far as whether or not the Rams have enough draft picks in the vault to address the offensive line in the 2024 NFL Draft if needed, the answer is a resounding yes. The Rams finally have a pick on Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft, and four picks are projected to fall within the first 100 picks. The depth of offensive linemen is so great that even a player selected late on Day 2 could be viewed as a starter.

Brian Allen has competed hard for the LA Rams over his five year NFL career, and I wish him all the best. Still, the Rams have more places to spend salary cap dollars than funds, so freeing up money is a vital step for the team. I believe that when the team has formed their 90-man roster for training camp, it will give everyone a very optimistic outlook for the 2024 NFL season.