L.A. was successful in finding a pair of starters in the third round of last year’s NFL Draft. With the club’s first pick coming at No. 87 overall this year, the goal is to find another key contributor.
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The script will large Women’s Personalized Stitched Any Name Any Number Baltimore Orioles Home White Jersey ly be the same on April 26, as the Rams traded their first-round pick to the Patriots as part of a deal to acquire wide receiver
At this point, the Rams’ first 2018 draft pick doesn’t come until No. 87 overall — that’s the 23rd pick in the third round. Los Angeles does currently hold eight draft picks, with three in the fourth round, and four in the sixth. All the late-round picks prompted general manger Les Snead to joke with the media last week, “Yeah, we’re going to give up all our sixes for somebody’s first.”
But not having a pick until No. 87 does change the way the club approaches the draft. Realistically, it has to.
“I found it easy when we’re doing draft meetings now,” Snead said. “[L]et’s just say we’re [looking at] position A. You say, ‘Look, if these four or five players, if they fall guess what we’re picking them.’ They’re not falling to 87, so now we go, ‘Alright, let’s focus on the ones that are really realistic in that part of the draft, especially in the third and the three fourths.”
One factor that helps in drafting players in that range is the clarity the coaching staff and personnel staff have in what a fit looks like for the Rams on offense, defense, and special teams.
“We know what we’re looking for and then we just have to sit down,” Snead said. “Because I think when you’re specific with your fits in what you’re looking for, you can manage — especially those in that subset of picks — and try to find four contributors in that area.”
The Rams did go through a Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange somewhat similar process last year and were successful with it. As Snead pointed out, L.A. drafted a pair of starters in wide receiver
“I think we really have to scrutinize the players that are going to be in and around that third round pick and early fourth rounders and make sure we make the most out of them,” Snead said. “Hi Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey Cheap storically, you can. Last year we got Cooper Kupp and John Johnson in the third round. You’d love to repeat that. Hard to do sometimes, but that will be the goal and you have to really take advantage of those slots and make it work.”