Rodger Saffold’s Difficult Journey Is Starting to Come Full Circle

November 30, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the St. Louis Rams drafted offensive tackle Rodger Saffold in 2010, general manager Billy Devaney and head coach Steve Spanguolo believed he was one of the most skilled offensive linemen in the entire draft.
Apparently, Devaney and Spanguolo weren’t the only ones who thought Saffold had immense talent. Mike Mayock of NFL.com viewed the 316-pound mauler as someone who had excellent versatility and could play every spot along the line offensive line other than the center position, via David Leon of Bleacher Report.
Moreover, Spanguolo was big on high-character players. So, the Saffold pick made that much more sense at the time. The four-year starter at Indiana was not only well-liked by scouts, but he was voted a team captain at the collegiate level.
Even though he had proven he was a dominant left tackle in the Big Ten, there were questions as to where he would play with the Rams.
More than a few pundits thought he would be best served at right tackle sinc...

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