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Again, the St. Louis Rams' offensive line is in flux.
The Rams saw much better play from their offensive line than they've become accustomed to, but that is one area where the youngest team in the NFL could stand to get younger. They dealt with several injuries over the year, the worst of which was Jake Long's late ACL tear.
St. Louis needs someone to take over for him at left tackle for the time being. Given Jeff Fisher's history of avoiding offensive linemen in the first round, though, the Rams probably won't use one of their first two picks on a guy to protect the quarterback. That will have to come on Day 2 of the draft or later.
Rodger Saffold played well as a guard in 2013. If he's interested in staying there instead of moving back to left tackle, the Rams should re-sign him and perhaps move on from veteran guard Harvey Dahl. Cutting Dahl would free up $4 million in space.
Center Scott Wells has been on the IR in each of his first two years with the Rams and, like Dahl, is 32 years old. Les Snead could look his way to create some additional cap space.
Hopefully, Barrett Jones can take over for one of the interior linemen—even left guard Chris Williams is an unrestricted free agent—as a starter next season. Either way, the Rams will need to add depth all across the line.
Right tackle isn't safe from change, either: Joe Barksdale will be entering the last year of his deal. Will St. Louis lock him up, or bring in someone to challenge him for his job?