I’m a fan of the St. Louis Rams. I want the same thing you want: I would like to see the Rams re-sign right tackle Joseph Barksdale, and I’d like to see them acquire the best free agent center, Stefen Wisniewski. I wouldn’t mind them locking down offensive guard Justin Blalock while they’re at it.
Fixing the St. Louis Rams' O-Line: A 7th Round Center and Unicorn
The St. Louis Rams appear to have a lot of work to do along their offensive line...but what if they don’t?
Of course I would.
But that doesn’t mean any of those acquisitions are destined to happen. As a matter of fact, it’s fairly unlikely they do. And it may be as a result of the Rams thinking they already have an answer to their vacancies along the offensive front.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Fisher again expresses confidence in Barrett Jones and mentions second-year Demetrius Rhaney as an option at center.</p>— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) <a href="https://twitter.com/nwagoner/status/580755789515616256">March 25, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Ok...ok. Those are definitely options. And to be fair, Nick points out that they’re [merely] optimistic about these players. Take it with a grain of salt. It certainly doesn’t mean you need to waste ink filling out the Rams' depth chart at offensive line. They may, or may not be, the plug-and-play answer for the 2015 season.
But what if they are? The Rams are still in need of starters to replace Scott Wells [cap space] and Davin Joseph [awfulness].
Demetrius Rhaney is a 7th round pick [250th] from the 2014 season. He was placed on injured reserve before the season even began, so he’s yet to play a meaningful snap.
I tried to catch up with the Rams’ 4th round selection from 2013 - Barrett Jones - but he promptly utilized his 5.43 forty yard dash time to escape.
The question is simple...