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2016 NFL Draft: Los Angeles Rams Roster Needs Extend Beyond QB

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It's nearly a foregone conclusion that the Los Angeles Rams will take Cal QB Jared Goff at #1 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft kicking off tonight. But their roster needs don't end there...

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The Los Angeles Rams are set to draft Cal QB Jared Goff with the #1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft tonight. After that...well, there's at least going to be a lot of waiting.

While drafting Goff immediately re-charts the course for the NFL's 32nd-ranked offense in 2015, it doesn't address the rest of the offense. That says nothing of a defense that has lost a key starter at every level in DE Chris Long, MLB James Laurinaitis, CB Janoris Jenkins and FS Rodney McLeod this offseason.

So heading into tonight, how is the roster and depth chart looking?

QB

Case KeenumNick Foles, Sean Mannion

It's not pretty, hence Goff.

RB

Todd GurleyTre MasonBenny Cunningham, Malcolm Brown, Zach Laskey

I wouldn't count out a day 3 selection here only because it's #Fisherball.

WR

Tavon Austin, Kenny BrittBrian Quick, Stedman Bailey, Bradley Marquez, Isiah FergusonKain Colter

Can the Rams get through this draft without adding another WR?

TE

Lance KendricksCory HarkeyJustice Cunningham

Between this and the WR corps, I'm not sure which is a bigger need on talent alone.

OT

Greg Robinson, Rob Havenstein, Andrew Donnal, Isaiah Battle, Darrell Williams

...between GRob's Magical Unending Supply of Potential and the depth, this could pop up as a need to look at again in 2017 if things don't come together.

OG

Rodger Saffold, Jamon BrownGarrett Reynolds, Cody WichmannBrian Folkerts

Does it worry/confuse anybody else that this looks like the best OL group on paper for the Rams?

C

Tim BarnesDemetrius RhaneyEric Kush

The 2016 NFL Draft center class is shaping up to be one of the best in long memory. It would be a shame if Goff prevented them from dipping a toe in those waters.

DT

Aaron Donald, Michael BrockersEthan Westbrooks, Louis Trinca-PasatDoug Worthington

Brockers is set for free agency in a season. This is a fine group for 2016, but with Donald deserving of a mammoth payday soon...well, it's gonna be a big issue soon.

DE

Robert Quinn, William Hayes, Eugene Sims, Quinton Coples, Matt Longacre

With Long gone, we've seen the first crack in the wall. Hayes and Sims were re-upped, but this to is coming to the fore in a year's time.

LB

Alec Ogletree, Akeem Ayers, Bryce Hager, Cameron Lynch

If you toss Mark Barron in this group, it doesn't look as bad. But make no mistake. This is an injury away from a really uncomfortable plug-in.

CB

Trumaine JohnsonE.J. GainesLamarcus Joyner, Coty SensabaughMarcus Roberson

No, YOU try and predict how this is gonna work out.

S

T.J. McDonald/Tim McDonald, Jr.Mark Barron, Maurice AlexanderCody DavisChristian Bryant

This isn't going to be the problem, barring injury.

ST

Greg ZuerleinJohnny HekkerChase ReynoldsJake McQuaide

This isn't going to be the problem, barring injury. Hey, two of em!

So it is. The Rams have some clear needs for the immediate Goff-led future as well as some they could address ahead of time this weekend. How would you rank the Rams' needs going into tonight?