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On average, Sam Bradford has been sacked 35 times per season during his three-year NFL career.
While that number isn't exceptionally high, the offensive line in front of him has been far from dominant.
Rodger Saffold had a fine start to his NFL career as St. Louis' franchise left tackle, but he has dealt with nagging injuries over the last two years and would be a much better fit on the right side.
Jake Long solidifies the position that has the most direct impact on the play of the quarterback.
If healthy, he should give Bradford more time to scan the field and deliver the football.
In a division with Aldon Smith, Bruce Irvin, Cliff Avril and others, a sound blindside protector is vital.