After coming off a season which looked like everything went wrong on offense, the Los Angeles Rams made the offensive line a priority in free agency when they signed LT Andrew Whitworth to a big deal. Later in the period, they also inked veteran C John Sullivan who played under new Rams Head Coach Sean McVay in Washington.
Today, Pro Football Focus have released their offensive line rankings going into next season, and the spot the Rams landed in might surprise you.
18. Los Angeles Rams
Going from Greg Robinson to Andrew Whitworth should make Jared Goff’s life considerably easier. Whitworth had the highest pass-blocking efficiency of any tackle in the league last year. Even if he takes a small step back in his advanced age, that will still be one of the biggest offseason upgrades at any position around the NFL.
Right around average or the middle of the league would be a massive upgrade for a unit that seemed to struggle in all facets of the game last season. As of today, the slated starting offensive line would be:
LT - Andrew Whitworth
LG - Rodger Saffold
C - John Sullivan
RG - Rob Havenstein
RT - Jamon Brown
With the additions of Whitworth and Sullivan, and the position changes for Havenstein and Brown, not much is known as to how the new unit will perform. But after the spectacle that was last season, the only thing the Rams could do was a major shake-up which also seen former #2 overall pick Greg Robinson traded for pennies on the dollar.