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Indiana Interior Lineman Dan Feeney To Visit LA Rams

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For an OL with major questions, Feeney could be a good addition

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According to Tony Pauline, Indiana Hoosiers interior offensive lineman Dan Feeney is taking a last minute visit with the Los Angeles Rams:

Feeney has firmly established himself as one of the best interior offensive line prospects in this class. Last year at Indiana, Feeney played RG but people believe he can play any interior position on the OL; including C. That kind of versatility makes him a very good prospect, specifically for a team like the Rams who have question marks all along the offensive line. Sullivan is a short term stop-gap option at C, Havenstein is reportedly making the switch to RG, and Rodger Saffold is an above average player who has shown to have durability issues in the past.

Feeney is a powerful yet nimble guard who can run block very effectively putting himself into good position and typically finishing his blocks. He’s actually a solid pass protector as well. His 3-cone time at the NFL combine was one of the best from the offensive lineman too, which is nice.

Here’s his NFL.com draft profile’s strengths:

Tough guy with a banger mentality. Decent arm length for the position. Above-average pass protector on interior. Feet are light enough to slide quickly in either direction to protect the edge in pass-pro. Very aware of twists and blitzes. Shoots a strong punch that can jar gap shooters out of the gap and can put a sting into both twisters as he snaps and catches. Zone-blocking specialist with desired lateral quickness. Takes well-planned routes up to second-level targets on difficult backside cutoffs. Able to get around corner with pace when asked to long pull. Good patience. Finds his landmarks and strikes them. Rarely commits early to a block. Waits until he's in proper position. Plays with redirect power in his upper body. Will take it to the whistle and looks to finish with some menace. Effective blocker in screen game.

Although an interior lineman is not a sexy pick per se, this might be the sort of addition that can really start to bolster the Rams’ offensive line and start to turn things around for the offense’s two franchise pieces: Jared Goff and Todd Gurley.