LA Rams: Offensive line is the biggest flaw after the NFL Draft

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With the NFL Draft passing, what is the biggest flaw for the LA Rams as we get closer to the start of the 2020 season?

The LA Rams are coming off a disappointing 2019 season, in which they missed the playoffs. Considering the Rams were the NFC Champions in 2018, missing the playoffs just one year after is a huge failure.

With the 2020 season now upon us, the Rams will be hoping to bounce back. However, this offseason has been an interesting one for the Rams. So far, we have seen Todd Gurley and Brandin Cooks both being on new teams.

The Rams used their two second-round picks to address those losses, as they selected Cam Akers and Van Jefferson. For Rams fans, it will be a tough pill to swallow seeing them use their two second-round picks on the same positions of strong players they just let go. While running back and wide receiver were positions of need, they didn’t address the real issue for the Rams.

Recently, Bleacher Report named the biggest flaw for each team in the NFL. For the Rams, it was the offensive line.

The assessment for Rams is pretty spot-on, as the offensive line was an issue for the team last season, and they didn’t address it early on in the draft. In 2018, the offensive line of the Rams was a pretty strong unit, as they were able to run the ball well, which made things much easier on Jared Goff.

Last season, the offensive line took a noticeable step backward, and it affected their running game and passing attack. The Rams did re-sign Andrew Whitworth, but he is now 38-years-old and is not the long-term answer for the franchise.

With two picks in the second round, it was surprising to see the Rams not address one of the needs on the offensive line. They could have easily drafted a player that would have helped in a more pressing need than at a skill position.

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The Rams will have to be better at both pass blocking and run blocking if they want their offense to be better. With the draft behind us, we will have to wait and see if the Rams can find a way to address this flaw with limited cap space.