Rodger Saffold is coming off a great year for the Los Angeles Rams. He finished the season with an overall grade of 73.2, tying for eighth among guards. The Rams have a lot of good players to pay now and in the future, and the 30-year-old guard should be a priority if Los Angeles wants to keep arguably the best offensive line in football intact.
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One of the guys behind Todd Gurley’s amazing 2018 season was Saffold, who finished the year with a run-blocking grade of 72.8, ranking fourth out of 88 qualifying guards. Saffold held his own when pass-blocking as well, as he allowed only 25 total pressures (17 hurries, five hits, three sacks) on 608 pass-blocking snaps. In the Rams’ pursuit to get back to the Super Bowl, keeping Saffold would be a huge move.
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