DRAFT PREVIEW: Pick 37 – Los Angeles Rams

The Rams’ trades last April have left them without a pick in the first round, but they pick high in the second one. What will their options be?

Pick: 37

2016 Record: 4-12

What went right in 2016? Really very little. Todd Gurley still flashed some of the magic which he had showed in his rookie season, but the offensive line were so often on the back foot he had few chances. The defense saw standout performances from Aaron Donald and/or Robert Quinn almost every week, but spent too long on the field to play as the unit they ought to be.

And what went wrong? Just about everything else, from Jared Goff‘s slow development to the farce of awarding Jeff Fisher a contract extension and then sacking him only weeks later. 

What do they need? Offensive Line, Defensive End, Cornerback

Who will they pick? The offensive line was terrible in 2016, but the recruitment of veteran center John Sullivan and All-Pro left tackle Andrew Whitworth should help fix that. If Utah tackle Garett Boles is still on the board then he would be the ideal pick here, otherwise expect them to go for guard Dan Feeney (Indiana) – unless there’s a real faller from the the first round that fits one of these main positions of need, of course.

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Richard O'Hagan
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