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Since the end of the Mike Martz era in 2005, one of the top excuses for St. Louis' lackluster offense has been the inconsistent play on the offensive line.
This offseason made it perfectly clear that the team is attempting to flush that old excuse down the toilet once and for all.
As mentioned, the Rams added Robinson with the No. 2 overall pick, which gives the offense a truly elite run-blocker at guard and a future left tackle in the making. He's obviously the key offensive line pickup of the offseason.
The team also managed to re-sign free agent Rodger Saffold, who was able to rekindle his rookie-year dominance last season by moving to guard—a move that allowed him to finally excel for the first time since 2010.
Robinson and Saffold, combined with returning starters Jake Long, Scott Wells and Joe Barksdale, gives St. Louis an outstanding front five. It's always an encouraging sign when a former Pro Bowl center (Wells) is the weak link of the group.
The team also made the wise decision to sign free-agent veteran Davin Joseph, who will provide experience and depth at guard.
Center Tim Barnes, as well as guards Barrett Jones and Brandon Washington, will team up with Joseph to provide the team with an intriguing collection of depth on the line.
Overall, the addition of Robinson and the re-signing of Saffold tells us that the offensive line was a priority this offseason. If all goes well, the Rams will field the best offensive line that St. Louis fans have seen in years.