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2017 NFL Draft: Los Angeles Rams' Picks Thinned From Goff Trade

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Now that the 2016 NFL Draft is over, what kind of early class are the Rams looking at?

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The Los Angeles Rams pulled off a megatrade with the Tennessee Titans in mid-April to secure the #1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to be able to select their new franchise QB out of CalJared Goff. In doing so, they not only shed all three of their Day 2 picks from this year's draft but also sold off some of their picks from the 2017 NFL Draft.

Here's what the Rams are holding for next year as of today:

Round Pick
2 Rams pick
3* Rams pick
4 Rams pick
5 Rams pick
6 Rams pick
7 Rams pick

* - If the Rams get a compensatory pick in the third round of the 2017 draft, the third-round pick sent to Tennessee will be the compensatory selection, not the standard third-round pick assigned to Los Angeles. If the Rams don’t get a third-round compensatory pick, the Titans get the Rams’ regular third-round pick, and the Titans seventh-round pick will go to L.A.

All things considered, it's not too bad. The Rams are really only missing out on their first-round pick, but as we discussed in the build up to this year's draft, it's not as if the Rams were in need of more draft talent. The RGIII trade stockpiled first-round selections that seemingly are getting the Rams nowhere in the win-loss column. Going all-in on a QB selection, even at the expense of next year's first-round pick, is an acknowledgement of the failure of that first round talent stockpile to move things in the right direction. If anything, the Todd Gurley selection showed how ineffectual that talent is toward driving improvement in the win-loss column.

In any case, the Rams are at least looking at a six-pick class at a minimum pending any future moves.

As a reminder, here's how things looked after the trade between the Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles for Sam Bradford and Nick Foles:

Round Overall In Round
1 #15 #15
2 #43 #12
2 #45 #14
3 #76 #13
4 #110 #15
6 #190 #15

And here's how it was re-shaped after the Goff trade:

Round Overall In Round
1 #1 #1
4 #110 #12
4 #113 #15
6 #177 #2
6 #190 #15

And finally, the order by the time the Rams had completed their draft with the trade to the Chicago Bears on Day 3:

Round Overall In Round
1 #1 #1
4 #110 #12
4 #117 #15
6 #177 #2
6 #190 #15
6 #206 #31

So there's plenty to change between now and then, ESPECIALLY with Rams General Manager Les Snead at the helm.