Shane Lemieux won’t be near the top of any SPARQ lists, but he’s got excellent upper body strength and his 52 collegiate starts make him as reliable as any offensive lineman in the class.
Lemieux excels as a drive blocker in the run game and profiles similarly from an athletic standpoint to 2019 fourth-rounder Wes Martin, whom new offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell added to his roster last year while with the Redskins.
The Todd Gurley era came to an abrupt end in L.A. and now Sean McVay gets the chance to figure out the type of back he wants for his offensive system moving forward.
Appalachian State’s Darrynton Evans is an explosive playmaker who racked up nearly 1,500 yards on the ground to go along with 18 rushing touchdowns in his junior season with the Mountaineers.
Evans is a very fluid runner who makes decisive cuts once he sees a running lane open up and spends little time dancing in the backfield. Alongside 2019 second-rounder Darrell Henderson, the Rams could have themselves an explosive one-two punch in the backfield moving forward. Florida State’s Cam Akers is another player to watch at this spot as well.