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Random Ramsdom 4/27: Rams’ Draft Success Hinges on Partnership of McVay, Snead

Can Les Snead and Sean McVay work together to strike gold in the 2017 NFL Draft?

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Rams’ Draft Success Depends on Teamwork of McVay, Snead | O.C. Register

Just to be safe, the laptop and its accompanying mouse both were covered with signs that read, “Do Not Touch.” The Rams took no chances in their draft room this week.

Rams Readying for 2017 NFL Draft | Scout

For the Los Angeles Rams, it will be another critical marker in the offseason that has already featured much change on the coaching staff and roster.

No First Round Pick, But Rams Set for First Draft Under McVay | V.C. Star

The film has been broken down. The measurables have been collected. The board has been ranked and reranked. And now, for the Los Angeles Rams, comes the wait.

Rams Are Expected to Improve Offense Through the Draft | L.A. Times

A deep dive into analytics is not required to identify the Rams’ needs going into the NFL draft.

Rams Finally Hit Field, Sense “Different Culture” | ESPN

The Rams kicked off their veteran minicamp on Tuesday, which meant rookie coach Sean McVay was finally able to step on the field with his new team.

Snead, Johnson Express Interest in Contract Extension | Rams’ Official Site

Cornerback Trumaine Johnson has been the subject of much offseason speculation. After signing his franchise tender for the second year in a row, rumors circulated of the possibility that the defensive back could be traded.

Goff Encouraged by First Practice Going “Smoothly” | Scout

The second-year quarterback is already impressed by the rate that the Rams are picking up the new offensive playbook.

Five Prospects the Rams Should Target in the Draft | Fox Sports

LA's first need is wide receiver, though center, defensive end (the Rams moved to a 3-4 this year, so outside linebackers count as well), safety, and cornerback are needs.

Plenty of Options for Rams to Get Outside WR in the Draft | Pro Football Focus

Los Angeles will need to find an outside receiver in this year's NFL draft, but luckily for them, PFF shows there should be plenty of chances to get one.

Study Shows Rams Have Third Worst Draft Selections Since ‘96 | Rams Wire

Does it seem like the Rams keep swinging and missing on their draft picks? It seems that your belief was recently confirmed in a report.

Where Would Gurley Rank Among the 2017 Draft Class? | End Zone Score

The 2017 NFL Draft is under a week away. Running backs will definitely be one of the most desirable positions in the draft. In a draft so running back rich it would be interesting to see where Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley would rank among this class.

Havenstein Adjusting to Switch to Guard | Scout

Rob Havenstein is working his way through the learning process for his new position along the offensive line.

Today’s Draft Hysteria? Thank Kiper and Buchsbaum | Yahoo! Sports

You can’t tell the story of the draft’s incredible rise from afterthought to prominence without giving the original NFL draftniks their proper due: Mel Kiper Jr. and Joel Buchsbaum.

Mike Mayock’s 2017 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 |

On Wednesday, Network’s Mike Mayock released his one, and only, mock draft of the season. The Rams don’t have a first round pick, but could one of the best in the biz provided us with an insight as to who might be available at the top of Round 2?