The St. Louis Rams claimed former 2011 third-round offensive tackle Joseph Barksdale when he was released from the Oakland Raiders last season. Injuries on the offensive line forced the Rams to start Barksdale a couple of times. Obviously you won't confuse Barksdale with Jake Long, but during the long, brutal season, the Rams are hoping Barksdale can be a capable backup tackle.
Depth is underrated. Last year proved how much the Rams needed depth on the offensive line. The Rams were forced to play anyone that could block, as well as Wayne Hunter, because of how many injuries they had on the offensive line. Barksdale is a solid depth option for the Rams and he will more than likely end up on the final 53 man roster.
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Even though Barksdale might be a depth player that will only play during emergencies, he is still a member of the Rams. Here's an excerpt from his interview with Max Strauss.
For the rest of the interview with Barksdale head over to Prointerviews.org.