As expected, the league announced the NFL Draft Compensatory Picks for 2014. Initially, it was estimated the Rams would receive one 6th round pick, and three 7th round selections. The estimates were close, as the Rams received one 6th round, and two 7th round selections.
Rams get three compensatory picks in this year's draft. A sixth and two sevenths, Nos. 214, 249 and 250. They now have 12 picks in draft.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) March 24, 2014
Rams have two picks in first round, two in sixth and now four in the seventh.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) March 24, 2014
And as a reminder, compensatory picks cannot be traded.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) March 24, 2014
The Rams now have 12 picks in total for this years draft: their 7 original picks, Washington's 1st round selection, a 7th round pick from the Josh Gordy trade with Indianapolis, plus the 3 picks announced today.
The following is the Rams' complete draft order:
Les Snead and Jeff Fisher will have plenty of draft capital to work with, if they decide to trade up/trade down in a manner similar to their previous two drafts.
From Rams GM Les Snead:
“Hey, it’s a deep draft,” Snead said. “Now it’s up to us to make the most of the opportunity with 12 picks. You’ve got other picks in those later rounds — now you can be flexible in using them. Late-round picks, not the compensatory picks but the other ones, give you some maneuverability.”