2018 NFL Mock Draft: Opening Weekend Edition

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10. Los Angeles Rams- Orlando Brown Jr., OT, Oklahoma

Andrew Whitworth is still a highly effective offensive tackle which is why the Los Angeles Rams paid him a lot of money. However, his age will start to become a problem at some point. Los Angeles can’t afford to go through another stretch of poor left tackle play.

The Rams need to ensure all the pieces are in place for Jared Goff to succeed. This doesn’t just mean offensive weapons as the offensive line is equally as important. Targeting Orlando Brown Jr. would give them a long-term replacement for Whitworth.

Brown can start his career working at right tackle and shift to the left side when Whitworth finally calls it a career.

This would help ensure that Goff is properly protected as he develops. Brown is a massive individual who features quick feet for his size. He does a great job using angles and forcing the pass rusher to take the longest path to the quarterback.

Brown’s long arms allow him to engage the defender and control the action. He plays with proper balance which helps him anchor after contact. Brown’s long-term success will depend on his focus and maintaining his weight.