With the 2020 NFL Draft approaching, the LA Rams have a few pressing needs. However, they must address their offensive line when they are on the clock.
The 2020 NFL Draft is just a few days away for the LA Rams. While we won’t be getting to see what looked like it was going to be a wild show in Las Vegas, this will still be an important day.
For the Rams, they will be trying to find some value in the draft. Due to a trade for Jalen Ramsey, the Rams will be without their first-round pick both this season and next. Losing first-round picks is never good for a team that misses the playoffs, as the gamble to trade for Ramsey has failed so far.
However, the Rams were able to get an additional second-round pick from the Houston Texans. The Rams sent Brandin Cooks along with a fourth-round pick to Houston for a second-round selection, which will give the Rams some ammo in round two.
For the Rams, arguably their most pressing need is on the offensive line. The unit did not do well last season, and their great left tackle, Andrew Whitworth, is closing in on 40-years-old.
In 2018, the Rams were able to have a great season on the offensive side of the ball. They were great at running the football and it set up their play-action pass with Jared Goff nicely. However, the offensive line wasn’t nearly as good in 2019, and the offense suffered.
The Rams were unable to find themselves on the ground, and Goff wasn’t able to thrive in the play-action passing like he did the year before. With a shaky offensive line in front of him, Goff didn’t look like the face of the franchise last season.
With an offensive line that struggled last season, the Rams must think about addressing the need in the the second round. Since Los Angeles has two picks, they will be able to hopefully get some cheap players and that can contribute. For an offensive lineman, getting one in the second round could very well result in a starting-caliber player.
If the Rams hope to have a bounce-back season in 2020, they will need to have a better showing from their offensive line. Taking an offensive lineman in the second round would help them fix that glaring need.