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Rams depth chart, Week 1: Which offensive position worries you the most?

Which position on the Rams offense is their weakest link?

Joe Skipper

Now that we know how the Rams roster will look heading into Sunday's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, it's the perfect time to look at the depth chart and see if there are any concerns.

Before the preseason started, the main question on the minds of fans was whether or not the offense would improve, so let's take a look position-by-position at things on that side of the ball.


Shaun Hill

Austin Davis

Case Keenum

Yeah, let's not kid ourselves, the quarterback situation is something to be worried about. Before the season you could have made the case that Sam Bradford was going to play well, and based on the preseason it would have been hard not to like him, but that's neither here nor there.

The question now is if 34-year-old Shaun Hill can play well enough for the Rams to win multiple games. Because the two QB's behind Hill are currently a downgrade, so unless the Rams pull off a trade, their season goes as far as Hill will lead them.

Running back

Zac Stacy
Benny Cunningham
Tre Mason
Trey Watts
Chase Reynolds

The St. Louis Rams have some depth at running back, and their two starters appear to be healthy. Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham looks to be a good one-two punch. The problem is both players were nicked up a couple times last season, and the depth behind those two are rookies.

Tight end

Jared Cook
Lance Kendricks
Corey Harkey
Alex Bayer

The St. Louis Rams have all different types of flavors at tight end. Jared Cook is the vertical receiver, while Lance Kendricks can get yards in the short to mid-range area, oh, and don't forget that Corey Harkey will catch short passes. Both Harkey and Kendricks are good blockers. Jared Cook hasn't been a great blocker in his career.

Wide receiver

Brian Quick
Kenny Britt
Tavon Austin
Chris Givens
Austin Pettis

So this preseason the Rams receivers actually looked like NFL caliber receivers. The big reason for this is because of the play of veteran Kenny Britt and third-year pro Brian Quick. The other receivers are question marks moving forward. It's going to be interesting to see how the Rams use them, and also if the suspended receiver Stedman Bailey will get playing time after he returns.

Offensive line

Jake Long
Rodger Saffold
Scott Wells
Greg Robinson
Joe Barksdale
Davin Joseph
Tim Barnes
Mike Person
Barrett Jones**

The Rams offensive line isn't as great as fans pictured it would be before the start of the preseason. However all of that can change if Jake Long recovers and rounds back into form after last year's torn ACL and Greg Robinson finds a starting spot on the line and plays solid. The depth of the Rams is also a concern, based on the fact that three of the starters on the line are injury prone.