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2017 Rams Roster Preview: OT Darrell Williams Hoping For OL Upkeep

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Does D-Will’s experience with the Rams allow him to crack the 53?

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If you asked me what the weakest position on the Los Angeles Rams roster is, I’d cop out and the answer would be “offensive line”.

Sure, the Rams went out in free agency and added a few pieces, but there needs to be five guys worthy of starting, and more specifically five guys that can mesh together and play as a cohesive unit. OT Darrell Williams from South Florida (2015 UDFA) has a leg up on some other guys as he’s actually been on the roster in 2015. Williams appeared in five games with the Rams, starting none, though he spent majority of his time on the practice squad and IR with the Rams (dislocated wrist).

Roster Battle

With Rob Havenstein moving inside to RG, Williams will likely be competing for a back-up OT spot. The first-team tackles are likely firmly entrenched in Andrew Whitworth and Jamon Brown. Williams’ main competition will be Andrew Donnal, Pace Murphy, and UDFA’s Michael Dunn and Alex Kozan.

Expectations

Not much is expected out of Williams. At best he is likely the #3 or 4 OT on the team, and may not even secure a spot on the 53-man roster.

Chances of Making Final Roster (3/10)

In a camp battle between Williams and Pace Murphy, I likely give the edge to Murphy, though McVay and his staff may want to go a totally different direction.