Los Angeles Rams 2022 third-round draft pick Logan Bruss has yet to make his regular season NFL debut. Shortly after being drafted to the Rams, he tore his ACL and MCL during the 2022 preseason, leading to a near-year-long recovery window to be ready for the 2023 campaign.
The former Wisconsin Badger offensive lineman figures to play a big role in a rebuilt front five of the Rams offense. L.A. struggled mightily at the offensive line spots in 2022, largely due to key contributors like Bruss suffering injuries. Now, the hope is he can be ready to go when 2023 begins.
Bruss first took a look back at the last year and some of the difficulties that came with suffering and rehabbing such a difficult injury before his regular season debut in the league, according to Adriana Torres of WBAY:
“It just happened all so suddenly,” Bruss said. “You’re done for the year. You’ll have 9, 10 months rehabbing this thing just to get back on the field and have an opportunity again. There are a lot of emotions experienced in a short amount of time, but I thought it made me better as a person and a player. Looking back, I think it helped me.”
Bruss has not played any football since then, something he’s had to adjust to after being a consistent piece of high school and college teams:
“This is the longest I’ve gone without playing football. It’s been a long time. So it’ll definitely take some time to get back to speed, but I feel pretty confident that I can do that.”
Now looking ahead, Bruss outlined what he needs to do to go from where he is now to being a starting offensive lineman for the Rams in what would technically be considered his rookie campaign:
“The first course of action would be to just get back up to speed, get confident playing football again. Just trust that the injuries heal, proving little on little everything that I can,” Bruss aid. “Building confidence and hopefully building confidence in my teammates in me that I can be a guy that they can trust, and they want to play next to. I’m just going to show up every day, give everything I have and put my best foot forward. I’m confident if I do that, that will be enough to earn that role. If it’s not, I’ll just fulfill whatever role is asked of me. I’ll do my best to work towards that every day.”
The Rams completely overhauled their offensive line during the offseason, and it has to be figured that Bruss is a major part of that plan. Getting younger and healthier at the position could be all L.A. needs to avoid being among the bottom of the NFL standings in 2023.
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