by Dion Caputi
October 27, 02012
There's been plenty of discussion regarding what Rodger Saffold's true position is at the NFL level dating back to 2010. Selected No. 33 overall by the St. Louis Rams out of Indiana, Saffold was immediately plugged into his college position at left tackle. Establishing himself as an above-average blindside protector throughout his rookie year, things went drastically south in 2011, causing some to re-evaluate.
Heading into the halfway point of the 2012 season, Saffold is recovering from a grade-three MCL sprain to his knee and has not suited-up since Week 2.
According to Pro Football Weekly, Saffold could be moved to left guard next season.
After relinquishing only 3.5 sacks in 16 games as a rookie, Saffold allowed nine sacks in nine games last year and two sacks in two games this season. St. Louis currently has issues at offensive tackle and regardless of what decision is made, the position is expected to be an area that will be addressed this offseason.
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