The offensive line is a key area of need for the Rams, and in this mock draft they take a step towards fixing it.
When the Los Angeles Rams are finally on the clock for the first time at pick No. 36 in April, there is several directions the team could go.
They could address the offensive line, which is arguably their biggest area of need, or add a linebacker to compensate for the loss of Bobby Wagner. Simply put, there is no way to know what the Rams will do until their pick is in.
However, between now and April there will be dozens of mock drafts predicting what teams will do. In the latest mock draft from Sporting News, they believe the Rams will address the former and go offensive line with their first pick.
Rd. 2 No. 36 – Matthew Bergeron – OT (Syracuse)
The Rams cannot continue to mess around with bad pass protection post Andrew Whitworth. Here’s a strong candidate with their first pick of this draft, given Bergeron’s power and agility.
As mentioned in the rationale for drafting Bergeron, pass protection is an area of concern for the Rams.
The offensive line dealt with numerous injuries, forcing the Rams to set an NFL record with 12 different offensive line combinations in the first 12 weeks of the season.
Bergeron alone would not be the solution to the entirety of the Rams’ offensive line woes, but he could be a good start. For a team looking to get back into Super Bowl contention, protecting Matthew Stafford is key – and drafting Bergeron would go a long way in keeping their quarterback upright.
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