2019: Bobby Evans, T, Los Angeles Rams
The Los Angeles Rams drafted tackle depth with the 97th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft in Bobby Evans, who has been mostly a benchwarmer during his tenure in Los Angeles. Evans has started seven games in two years for the Rams and only started because of injuries to the Rams’ offensive line.
All seven of those starts came in his rookie season and Evans got no chances to play in 2020. Right now, he gives the team nothing more than a depth tackle in cae of emergency.
Evans was the backup right tackle for Rob Havenstein. Havenstein is under contract for another two seasons and while Andrew Whitworth’s future remains unclear, so there could be a starting opportunity for Evans in the near future.
The only problem is that Evans was not good in the chances he got in his rookie season. He played 479 snaps at right tackle and four snaps at left tackle and was part of an offensive line problem that really troubled Jared Goff.
Evans posted a 49.4 overall Pro Football Focus grade with a 52.8 pass-blocking grade and a 42.3 run-blocking grade. He is going to have to make significant improvements to his game if he is going to be a tangible starting option for the Los Angeles Rams next season.