Ranking Rams’ biggest NFL draft gems of the last decade

Some believe that the LA Rams draft class from the 2024 NFL Draft may be the most important rookie class of GM Les Snead's career. But these Rams have found plenty of draft gems over the last decade.

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VII - Mr Dependable

Offensive right tackle Rob Havenstein was drafted by the Rams with the 57th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. Since his selection to the team, Havenstein has played nine seasons in the NFL, all with the Rams. Over that time, he has started 130 games for the team, all at right tackle.

Havenstein is a huge offensive tackle, even by today's standards. He stands 6-foot-8 and weighs 330 pounds. The best part of all of that is the fact that he is a powerful and savvy offensive lineman who will soon become 32 years old. He has been there, done that, for the offensive line for many years.

Even as the senior statesman on the Rams offensive line, Havenstein continues to lead by example. In 2023, Pro Football Focus recorded him as allowing two sacks and committing three penalties in 856 offensive snaps. PFF graded his performance as 81.8, an impressive mark to be sure. You have to dial back the calendar to 2019 to find a poor performance from Havenstein. In 2019, a season in which Rob Havenstein played injured, he allowed five sacks, committed eight penalties, and only earned a grade of 50.9.

Even as the Rams rework their offensive line for the 2024 NFL season, nobody is talking about the right tackle position. For an offensive lineman, that is about as good as it can get. When analysts and fans start talking aobut an offensive lineman, they have either played incredibly well, or awfully poorly. Thankfully, Rob Havenstein continues to show up and play incredibly well.