K Greg Zuerlein
QB Blake Bortles
OLB Everson Griffin
The Rams grab one of the best pass rushers out there on a very reasonable 2 to 3 year deal. Griffin has kind of been an forgotten man in free agency. So the Rams strike before the Viking try and resign him. The Rams defense took a big hit on veteran talent and Leadership. With our new Defensive Coordinator going mostly young, this is a very productive proven edge rusher that we need.
Rams trade: Round 2 Pick #20 (52)
Detroit trade: Round 3 Pick #3 (67), Round 4 #3 (109) and Round 6 Pick #3 (182)
The Detroit need playmakers in a bad way so they decide to jump back into the 2nd to grab their guy. With the lack of draft capitol and lack of free agency money. Along with grabbing a pair of edge rushers in free agency. They decided to jump back in the draft in order to accumulate more picks. We know Les Snead and team loves to trade, so we do just 1 draft trade this year.
3. (3) Jordyn Brooks-ILB, Texas Tech
The Rams utilize this trade pick in order to grab a nice replacement for Littleton in the middle. Jordyn is a fast and dangerous linebacker with excellent sideline to sideline speed for the Texas Tech. He is a strong tackler and has really good awareness with a great motor. Brooks will be a tackling specialist for the Rams as a Day 1 Starter in the middle. Brooks will be able to not be so pressured up the middle as every team will have to focus on Aaron Donald first, then have Griffin and Floyd also coming off the edge also.
3. (20) Tyler Biadasz-C, Wisconsin
The Rams decided it's time to invest in building a strong interior online. The Rams Front Office is celebrating as the best center in the draft falls to us in the 3rd. Tyler had an very strong season and career for the Badgers. Biadasz has a strong anchor to handle bull rushes and the strength to sustain his blocks into the whistle blows. Tyler was also strong in pass pro as well as made a living blasting open big holes for the running backs. This is another big hole filled for the Rams as Tyler is a Day 1 Starter.
3.(40) Akeem Davis-Gaither-ILB, Appalachian State
This is another kid that I really like as a possible draft gem and steal. Akeem made sure his presence in the middle was felt for App State. Another athlete with a explosive speed to get in the back field or cover tight ends. He is a strong hard hitting linebacker that also plays with a nasty streak. I love how he gets off the blocks and just recks plays even with him being undersized at 6'1.
4. (3) A.J. Dillon-RB, Boston College
This is just one of those Best Player Available picks that the Rams just can't past up on. A.J. is a very explosive back that should be going a couple rounds earlier if this wasn't such a strong running back draft. A.J. is an elusive power back with some nice blend of speed. Dillon can come in as a rotating back and receiver giving the Rams 2 talented options behind Henderson.
4.(20) K'Vonn Wallace-S, Clemson
The Rams and New Defensive Coordinator Brandon Staley is very happy about this pick up. K'Vonn is an absolute baller that will give us very nice talent for Staley's defensive packages. Wallace is very explosive with great speed, as well as a very solid leader and hard hitting playmaking safety in college. Wallace will come right in and fill the Marqui Christian role in our defense. Giving us some great depth with John Johnson coming back, with the ability to slide right in to one of the starting spots if a injury occurs. K'Vonn will also be a nice addition as a special teamer.
6. (3) Jon Runyan Jr.-OT, Michigan
The Rams are very serious about protecting there future. Jon has had to play and follow in his father's footsteps. Jon has played well at the left tackle position for the most part. He has some quick feet and balance, good strength and Awareness also. He would come in and learn behind Whitworth. Runyan gives us a possible chess peice and option to rotate or start at gaurd/right tackle for this year.
6 (20) Kindle Vildor-CB, Georgia Southern
This is another one of the Rams grabbing the beast available talent left on the board. Kindle in no way once so ever should he be going this late in the draft with the talent and covering abilities that this kid has. Only available here because of how deep this draft is of defensive talent this year. Vildor is a very fast corner with has really good awareness and good recovery speed. His true position is on the outside, but he is versatile enough to play the slot also. Gives us more depth in the backfield as well as another special teams specialist.
7 (20) Khalil Tate-QB, Arizona
The Rams decide to grab the explosive running QB in Khalil. Khalil does have a strong arm with some solid Awareness. Tate is extremely fast and elusive with the ball in his hands. McVay takes him here to try and develop his accuracy and field pocket vision. Tate will give us a great scout team look as we prepare to play the Cardinals and Seattle twice a year. Can be groomed as a possible back up of the future.
QB: Jared Goff
HB: Darrell Henderson
WR: Brandin Cooks
WR: Robert Woods
WR: Cooper Kupp
TE: Tyler Higbee
LT: Andrew Whitworth
LG: Bobby Evans
C: Tyler Biadasz
RG: David Edwards
RT: Rob Havenstein
SDE: A'Shawn Robinson
NT: Sebastian Joseph-Day / Greg Gaines
UT: Aaron Donald
OLB: Everson Griffin
ILB: Akeem Davis-Gaither
ILB: Jordyn Brooks
OLB: Leonard Floyd
LCB: Jalen Ramsey
RCB: Troy Hill
SLCB: David Long Jr.
FS: John Johnson III
SS: Taylor Rapp
K: Greg Zuerlein
P: Johnny Hekker
LS: Jake McQuaide