St. Louis Rams: Five Offensive Linemen Who Make Real Sense in the 2015 NFL Draft

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Cedric Ogbuehi- OT, Texas A&M, 6’5, 306

Round Projections: RD1-2 (, RD2 (CBS Sports/

Like Fisher, Ogbuehi is a potential first-rounder but has a decent chance of dropping to the top of the second. Unfortunately, he’s different in that he suffered a torn ACL in Texas A&M’s January bowl game, meaning that there’s no way he’ll be ready to practice until, at the very earliest, the ending stages of training camp.

Ogbuehi is yet another ultra-versatile lineman, having played right guard between Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews in 2012 before moving to right tackle in 2013, then playing both left tackle and right tackle in 2014. He has some trouble with speed rushers, which may make him a more realistic fit at guard or right tackle than on the blind side, but he’s improved on a constant basis throughout his college career and is a very strong technician. Had Ogbuehi not been injured so late in the season, he surely would have been a plug-and-play starting tackle.

Considering the Rams’ previous issues with getting rehabbing lineman Barrett Jones up to speed in 2013, it’s doubtful that the Rams would be able to have Ogbuehi ready to contribute from scrimmage at any point in 2015. With that said, it could still be a wise investment for them to take a guy who many considered the draft’s best tackle going into the 2014 season. That’s not ideal considering their current lack of proven starters at center, right guard, and right tackle, but the Fisher/Snead administration has shown a reluctance to play rookies from the get-go anyway, so if they can get a player like Ogbuehi who has such a high NFL ceiling, they should jump at the chance.

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