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2016 Rams Roster Preview: RT Rob Havenstein Looks To Build Off Strong Rookie Year

The Rams' young right tackle had a strong rookie season and is looking to build off of it going into 2016.

The Los Angeles Rams looked to bolster their offensive line in the 2015 offseason.

Drafting four offensive lineman and using a supplemental draft pick on a fifth, the Rams were looking to completely reload the offensive trenches. The highest draft pick of the four was spent on Rob Havenstein, a tackle from Wisconsin. Havenstein, although slated to go in the 3rd or 4th round by many, was selected in the second round. He did not disappoint, leading the Rams’ OL in many advanced metrics including this amazing stat:

The only minor disappointment would be that Havenstein fought through some minor injuries and missed some games, almost a prerequisite for any Rams lineman for the last few years. All in all, Havenstein was an absolutely great pick, solidifying the RT position for the Rams for hopefully years to come.

Roster Battle

At this point, Havenstein doesn't really have any competition for his starting spot at right tackle. There is a chance that Isaiah Battle emerges to provide some challenge, but realistically that is not probably going to happen.

Havenstein is expected to be the Rams' locked-in right tackle for years to come.


The expectation of Havenstein is to solidify one of the bookends of the Rams' offensive line. Expect Havenstein to be a "Steady Eddy" and not hear his name get called often next season, a great thing if you are an O-Lineman.

Chances of Making Final Roster: 10/10

No need to try and outsmart yourself. Hav's a big piece of the Rams' offense in 2016.