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Rams’ Michael Brockers looking to become leader on defensive line

Michael Brockers, Rams

The Los Angeles Rams managed to add a bevy of star veterans to their roster this offseason. However, defensive tackle Michael Brockers is still looking to kick things up a notch in the 2018 NFL season.

Brockers has played an integral role in this defense for some time now. According to Rams Insider Myles Simmons, he is now ready to become a leader for the younger guys on the roster:

“It’s this thing about getting over 25 and you just go into immediate dad mode talking to the young guys, advising them what they should and shouldn’t do, just out of nature. So, I don’t know, it’s just that thing about maturing” Brockers said.

It is encouraging to see that Brockers is taking it upon himself to make sure he sets a good example.

At just 27 years of age, it is clear that his maturity level surpasses that. Between him, Aaron Donald, and Ndamukong Suh, the Rams will have more than enough leadership up front on the defensive line.

This could pay huge dividends for the lack of experience they have at linebacker. Although Los Angeles managed to add a bevy of stars like the cornerback duo of Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters, it came at the cost of their linebacker corps with the departure of Alec Ogletree and Robert Quinn.

Fortunately, Wade Phillips is confident that linebackers Samson Ebukam and Cory Littleton will be up to the task. They will be surrounded by a star-studded cast that should help smoothen the transition by the time the season rolls around.