Los Angeles Rams 2020 NFL Draft
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Salaries / Contracts
Los Angeles Rams 2020 NFL Draft Grade: “Cost Cutting”
2 (52). Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
2 (57). Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
3 (84). Terrell Lewis, LB, Alabama
3 (104). Terrell Burgess, S, Utah
4 (136). Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
6 (199). Jordan Fuller, S, Ohio State
7 (234). Clay Johnston, LB, Baylor
7 (248). Sam Sloman, K, Miami (OH)
7 (250). Tremayne Anchrum, G, Clemson
We have been forecasting this for the last few years, but the Rams are crawling out of contract hell right now. You have to give them full credit, as they made bold moves that got them to the SuperBowl. But, they didn’t win, and the piper is having to be paid.
Three draft picks for the Chargers could be viewed as some of the best value picks of the draft: Akers, Jefferson, and Hopkins. This is a stunning addition of talent at three important positions. If these three stick, it will allow them to quickly get younger and cheaper, while adding tremendous amounts of talent.
Lewis from Alabama was the one big risk they took, and it should be worth it. The Chargers will have to do whatever they can to keep him healthy, and if he can stay on the field, he will devastate opposing offenses. He is one of the top high risk/high reward prospects in the draft.
Los Angeles Rams 2020 NFL Draft: Last Year’s Draft
2-61: Taylor Rapp, S (Washington)
3-70: Darrell Henderson, RB (Memphis)
3-79: David Long, CB (Michigan)
3-97: Bobby Evans, T (Oklahoma)
4-134: Greg Gaines, DT (Washington)
5-169: David Edwards, T (Wisconsin)
7-243: Nick Scott, S (Penn State)
7-251: Dakota Allen, LB (Texas Tech)
Los Angeles Rams 2020 NFL Draft: 2018 Draft
3-89: Joseph Noteboom, OL (TCU)
4-111: Brian Allen, C (Michigan State)
4-135: John Franklin-Myers, DE (Stephen F. Austin)
5-147: Micah Kiser, LB (Virginia)
5-160: Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, LB (Oklahoma)
6-176: John Kelly, RB (Tennessee)
6-192: Jamil Demby, T (Maine)
6-195: Sebastian Joseph, DT (Rutgers)
6-205: Trevon Young, LB (Louisville)
7-231: Travin Howard, LB (TCU)
7-244: Justin Lawler, DE (SMU)
Draft Grade: Tougher and Cheaper
The Rams went to the Superbowl, but ran into two realizations once the game was over: they were soft in the middle, and they were going to have some salary issues very soon.
You could throw in that they really need to give their star RB a break with carries as well, but that remains to be seen. In this draft, they added a beast of a DT in the fourth round, that could end up being one of their best acquisitions of the offseason.
The Rams also added two offensive tackles, and a corner… these picks are important because they are getting expensive and old at these positions and need to address them now with young prospects.
Darrell Henderson was the best pass catching RB in the draft, and is a big play weapon. He could act as a sort of inning-eater for their star RB, and provide some huge plays in the meantime.
GM: Les Snead
Head Coach: Sean McVay
Offensive Coordinator: Kevin O’Connell
Defensive Coordinator: Brandon Staley
Offensive Scheme: West Coast / Spread
Defensive Scheme: 3-4