3. Austin Corbett, OG
Although the Los Angeles Rams will potentially try and prioritize bringing back a player of Corbett’s age and caliber, there’s a chance the former second-round pick out of Nevada will reach free agency.
Even if that’s unlikely and the Rams decide to tag Corbett or find a way to get a long-term deal done, let’s say O’Connell gets a gig with the Raiders. Corbett might have great interest in returning to the state he played his college ball where there is no income tax.
If Corbett were to reach free agency, there would likely be teams lined up to try and sign him and the relational equity he’s got with O’Connell would certainly work in O’Connell’s favor.
Again, this all depends on whether or not O’Connell gets a head coaching gig elsewhere. It feels like that’s where things are trending and we know how much the NFL loves the Sean McVay coaching tree already.
With the success the Rams are having this year and the fact that O’Connell was blocked last year, we could see him get a head coaching job elsewhere, a chance to call plays, and a chance to recruit some of the players he has had in Los Angeles to come and play for him at his next destination.