It’s time to talk draft Los Angeles Rams fans . . . draft picks, rounds, team needs, and prospects to watch.
by Nat L. Faybian • Senior Writer • @natlfaybian • nlfmockdraft.com • March 11, 2019 • Updated: April 8, 2019
The Rams 24 wins over the last two season is tied with the New England Patriots for a league leading best. Sean McVay did an amazing job leading his youthful team to the Super Bowl, where the played an excellent defensive game against the legendary Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Look for them to use their first rounder to address a specific need, and then build depth by taking the best player available.
2019 draft picks
|1||31||Los Angeles Rams|
|3||94||Los Angeles Rams|
|3*||99||Los Angeles Rams|
|4||133||Los Angeles Rams|
|5||169||Los Angeles Rams|
|6||203||Los Angeles Rams|
|7*||251||Los Angeles Rams|
*Indicates Compensatory Picks.
- Wide Receiver
- Offensive Tackle
- Defensive End
- Tight End
- Back-up Quarterback
The Rams looked explosive on offense, until the Super Bowl. Still, this team has all of it’s major players in place. Look for them to bring in players who can compete for a starting role, but can bring added value as a solid back-up if the don’t win the starting job in their rookie season.
On defense, the Rams could actually use an impact pass rusher. And don’t be surprised if they let Ndamukong Suh walk in free agency. He played okay, but the Rams didn’t get their $14 million dollars worth to consider resigning him. Look for them to upgrade the linebacker position. They will also add depth a corner and safety.
Prospects to watch
A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi
There should be a run on wide receivers starting around the end of round one and into two. A.J. Brown isn’t as tall as some of the other receivers in this class, but he is reminiscent of Raiders Hall of Fame receiver Tim Brown. A.J. Brown shows the ability get in and out of his routes quickly creating good separation and consistently catches the ball with his hands.
Austin Bryant, DE, Clemson
Bryant possesses an excellent first step for a big guy (6-4/271). He played a joker role at Clemson, lining up at linebacker, defensive end, and even defensive tackle. He racked up 35 tackles-for-loss and 20 sacks in his career. His two sacks and six total tackles were one of the main sparks of a defensive effort that only allowed three points to a Notre Dame team averaging over 33 per game this season.
Foster Moreau, TE, LSU
Moreau turned a lot of heads with a stellar week at the Senior Bowl. He built on that momentum and had a very good workout at the Scouting Combine. He brings with him plenty of experience, having played in 49 games while in Baton Rouge. Perhaps, known best for his blocking ability, Moreau can work the seams and has shown reliable hands.
Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn
Stidham has a lot of tools, but will need some time before he would be an NFL starting caliber quarterback. Grooming him behind a player like Goff would be a win-win. He has a good arm and can stand in the pocket without panicking. He is athletic enough to escape trouble with his feet if necessary. A natural quarterback with plenty of zip on the ball.
Players to Watch: TE C.J. Conrad, Kentucky; CB Rashad Fenton, So. Carolina; WR Keesean Johnson, Fresno State; S Taylor Rapp, Washington; DE Malik Reed, Nevada; CB Duke Shelley, Kansas State; RB Devin Singletary, Florida Atlantic; RB Kerrith Whyte, Jr., Florida Atlantic; DE Chase Winovich, Michigan.
General Manager: Les Snead | Head Coach: Sean McVay | Offensive Coordinators: Shane Waldron and Aaron Kromer | Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips
Recent Top Draft selections:
2018: R3 Joseph Noteboom OT | R4 John Franklin DE
2017: R2 Gerald Everett TE | R3 John Johnson S
2016: R1 Jared Goff QB | R4 Tyler Higbee TE
2015: R2 Rob Havenstein OT | R3 Jamon Brown OT