Here are your fourth round picks for the Rams from the last decade:
|2015||20 (119)||Andrew Donnal||OT||Iowa||TBD|
|2014||10 (110)||Maurice Alexander||SS||Utah St.||Special teams only as rookie|
|2013||16 (113)||Barrett Jones||C||Alabama||Struggled with nagging injuries, extremely limited; big opportunity in 2015|
|2012||1 (96)||Chris Givens||WR||Wake Forest||Impressive, unexpected rookie season; two disappointing years thereafter|
|2011||15 (112)||Greg Salas||WR||Hawaii||Featured as a rookie, traded to New England in 2012 offseason|
|2010||1 (99)||Mardy Gilyard||WR||Cincinnati||.............................no|
|2009||3 (103)||Darell/Dorell/Who knows Scott||DT||Clemson||Sporadic contributions over three years|
|2008||2 (101)||Justin King||CB||Penn St.||Still receiving royalties from Torrey Smith|
|2008||29 (128)||Keenan Burton||WR||Kentucky||Two years of production curtailed with a knee injury in 2009; cut a year later|
|2006||16 (113)||Victor Adeyanju||DE||Indiana||Four years of solid reserve support|
That's not a great record in the fourth, though all top four have opportunities coming their way this preseason and beyond.
While I often list the entire line in this section for linemen in the roster preview, let's just look at the tackles today.
Greg Robinson and Rob Havenstein are the likely starters on the left and right, respectively. That leaves Isaiah Battle, Brandon Washington, Darrell Williams (roster preview), Steven Baker (roster preview) and Donnal. Last year, the Rams started with just two tackles listed in Jake Long and Joe Barksdale, though Greg Robinson kicked from guard to tackle following Long's injury and Rodger Saffold is the offensive tackle hatch to break in case of emergency.
High. For me, it's a battle between Donnal and, per the Supplementary Draft, essentially fifth-round pick Isaiah Battle. I don't think it's entirely out of bounds to envision a 53-man roster with four tackles, but out of the gate, I think it's a Donnal/Battle dongle battle.
Chances of Making The Roster (8.5/10)
If I'm condensing his entire chances down to a Battle battle, that at least makes it 50/50. But I would (a) give Donnal the edge there on blocking style/skill to fit a run-heavy offense and (b) also give a bump for a four-tackle roster, so I'll put it just shy of a 9.