Tonight the Los Angeles Rams will finally get to add some new talent to the roster when the 2nd round of the NFL Draft gets under way. The Rams currently hold the 37th and 69th overall pick for day two. Here are a few of the many players I think not only make sense but ones I would target if I were the Rams. There’s plenty of good options today.
Western Kentucky OL Forrest Lamp
Lamp may not even make it to the Rams first pick. If he does last he would become an immediate starter at one of the guard positions, allowing Rob Havenstein to move back to RT and putting Greg Robinson on the bench. Lamp’s a polished prospect the Rams would be wise to put in front of Jared Goff and Todd Gurley.
Western Michigan OL Taylor Moton
If the Rams don’t get a lineman in the 2nd round it's all good. Moton would be a great pick at the top of the 3rd round. Moton is huge at 6’5 and 320 lbs and has experience at guard and tackle. He would be able to come in just like Lamp would, and start from day one.
South Alabama TE Gerald Everett
News came out that the Rams were giddy about Evan Engram of Ole Miss. Engram was scooped up in the 1st by the New York Giants. Everett is another athletic freak that could be used in the exact same way the Rams had visions for Engram. Tight end seems to have McVay’s interest and Everett would give him one to mold.
Western Kentucky WR Taywan Taylor
It seems that literally everyone wants the Rams to take one of Smith-Schuster, Jones or Godwin trio of WRs. I think Taylor should be in the conversation. Taylor had 34 TDs his last two years in college. He also had 1700+ receiving yards like Jones last year but did so in 60 fewer catches. He’s a big play waiting to happen and is the most dangerous in the open field out of the aforementioned WR trio.
Houston EDGE Tyus Bowser
Snead said the Rams wanted explosive players. Bowser has shot up draft boards due to his versatility and explosive play style. He would give Wade Phillips another pass rusher to a team that just has Connor Barwin and Robert Quinn on the edge. You could classify this as a high risk-high reward selection.
Colorado CB Chidobe Awuzie
Awuzie was not supposed to make it this far according to the smart guys. More versatile than a pure CB, he’s aggressive as hell. Hard hitter. This pick could seem a little redundant with Lamarcus Joyner already here but he’s a great talent at a position that has an unclear future for the Rams.
Colorado CB Ahkello Witherspoon
Well here is Awuzie’s teammate aka Trumaine Johnson Jr. When you watch him, the similarity in appearance and play style to Tru is uncanny. They’re both tall, long, and smooth in coverage displaying plus ball skills. Witherspoon does have a lot of work to prove in run support, though. It’s ugly. Witherspoon would provide insurance for Johnson in the event he walks after this year. If he doesn’t, Witherspoon and Johnson would be a nice tandem.
Alabama EDGE Tim Williams
Another big time talent pushed down the draft for off-field stuff. He knows how to rush the QB. Alabama is notorious for producing highly talented damaged goods. Williams could be too good to pass up in the 3rd round if the Rams have yet to address their defense.