By: Jake Ellenbogen
Creating the all-time Rams roster: offensive line
In this new series, we will break down our All-Time Rams roster position-by-position. We last covered the tight ends, and now it’s time to move on to the offensive line. We’ll have five starters and five backups for this position.
Starting offensive tackle: Jackie Slater
Arguably the greatest offensive lineman in Rams history, Jackie Slater out of Jackson State plowed lanes for Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson. Slater is a Hall of Famer in his own right, and is also a seven-time Pro Bowler.
Slater was the definition of a Rams legend. He started 211 games over his franchise record 20 years with the team — a record that will likely never be broken.
He’s the obvious choice to start, because while players have been great for the Rams, Slater is arguably one of the greatest offensive lineman ever.