The 2024 NFL Scouting Combine prospects have LA Rams fans excited. Here's why:

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Offensive tackles

  • Day 1 - Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State
  • Day 2 - Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
  • Day 3 - Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame
  1. Nothing says mean and ferocious offensive tackle like someone who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 332 pounds. That is why Oregon State offensive tackle Taliese Fuaga makes my Day 1 option at offensive tackle. Fuaga is a blocker-extraordinaire, and lined up alongside Steve Avila could easily set the stage for complete dominance for the left side of the offensive line. He holds enough versatility to slide into other positions, but he is not going to sit on the bench for long. He did not surrender a single quarterback sack in 2023. Yes please.
  2. Arizona offensive tackle Jordan Morgan is another versatile offensive tackle who could be viewed as an offensive guard prospect in the NFL. Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 312 pounds, Morgan is a solid option on Day 2, as his reach is not exactly ideal for an offensive tackle. Still, his performance on the football field remains very impressive.
  3. Notre Dame's 'other guy' at offensive tackle who is not Joe Alt is Blake Fisher. Fisher stands an impressive height of 6-foot-6, and weighs 312 pounds. Where some offensive linemen succeed with mean streaks, Fisher is a headsy offensive tackle who succeeds by outthinking his opponent. He does not maul defenders. Rather, he is crisp and succinct in his blocks, gaining the advantage of leverage and initiating contact. Because he is more cerebral than physical, his grades are likely to be all over the place. But he is well coached, and could be a huge contributor on the team.

Interior offensive linemen

  • Day 1 - Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon
  • Day 2 - Cooper Beebe, IOL, Kansas State
  • Day 3 - Zach Frazier, OL, West Virginia
  1. I hate to say it, but Oregon center Jackson Powers-Johnson is getting as much interest from Rams fans as Kansas City Chiefs' center Creed Humphrey did before he was drafted. The 6-foot-3 334-pound center is getting tremendous push even before the combine, leading some to believe that he will hear his name called out in Round 1. Many fans hope that the Rams will do so. But he is exclusively a center, and the center position is not known for selection on Day 1. Will JPJ be one to buck that trend? Rams fans hope so.
  2. Kansas State Cooper Beebe is another barrel-chested interior offensive lineman who could make Rams fans forget that veteran Kevin Dotson once played for the team. Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 335 pounds, Beebe has the foundation of a dominant NFL offensive guard. He has a vice-like grip to lock on pass rushers and immobilize them. And his size is more than adequate to negate even the strongest defenders. While he needs work to improve his overall technique, he could be a starter for the Rams offensive line in 2024 if drafted.
  3. West Virginia center Zach Frazier is another option for the Rams' interior offensive line. Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 314 pounds, Frazier has the background of a wrestler and that cross-trained technique shows up quite often when he engages in blocks. He is a grinder, a blocker who sticks with his opponent until he puts the defender on his back or until the whistle blows the play dead. He is very versatile, able to slide in and start at any of the three interior offensive line positions.

Special Teams: Kickers/Punters/Long Snappers

  • Day 3 - Joshua Karty, K, Stanford
  • Day 3 - Will Reichard, K, Alabama
  1. Stanford kicker Joshua Karty could not have performed any better in 2022 but did stumble slightly in 2023. In 2022, he was a perfect 18 of 18, including 13 field goals over 40+ yards. But in 2023, his accuracy fell to 23/27 field goals. He was five of five from inside 30 yards, seven out of eight from 30-39 yards, a perfect seven of seven from 40-49 yards, but only four out of seven from 50+ yards. His longest FG in 2023 was 56 yards.
  2. Alabama kicker Will Reichard should certainly be another name for Rams fans to take note of. Because he played for Alabama for five years, he has faced almost every pressure cooker situation in college football. He was a perfect 55 of 55 on extra points, He was a solid 22 out of 25 on his 2023 field goals too. He was a perfect three out of three from inside 30 yards, and a perfect seven out of seven from 30-39 yards. He struggled a bit, kicking just seven of ten from 40-49 yards, but he was a perfect five of five from 50+ yards His longest field goal in 2023 was 52 yards.