Examining 4 Mid-Round Offensive Tackles the Rams Should Keep Their Eye On

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Examining 4 Mid-Round Offensive Tackles the Rams Should Keep Their Eye On
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Behind newly-acquired offensive tackle Jake Long and third-year man Rodger Saffold, the Rams' offensive-tackle position has more question marks than answers. Currently, Long's backup is the inexperienced Ty Nsekhe, and Saffold's backup is Joe Barksdale. 

Other than the two names I mentioned, St. Louis doesn't have another offensive tackle on the roster. Barry Richardson has departed in free agency and Wayne Hunter was released on March 6, 2013. It's obvious both players weren't going to be long-term solutions given their poor level of play. 

This leads me to believe Les Snead and Jeff Fisher will target a young offensive tackle in the draft. Just don't expect the tackle to be chosen in rounds 1-3. It would be wise to expect a selection in rounds 4-7 based on this year's tackle class.

Let's take a look at four offensive tackles the Rams should be targeting during the middle of the draft. 

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