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2017 NFL Draft Results: Los Angeles Rams Trade Down With Buffalo Bills From 37 To 44

The Rams have added to their draft stockpile by moving back from #37.

The 2017 NFL Draft
The 2017 NFL Draft
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams have traded down with the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

The terms of the deal send the Rams’ second- and fifth-round picks (#37, #149) to the Bills in return for the Bills’ second rounder and their third-round pick (#44, #91).

The move isn’t an overwhelming surprise. Rams General Manager Les Snead has shown a proclivity for moving around in his now six drafts that he’s overseen as GM. The move gives them the additional capital to address some needs with plenty of talent on the board.

Some of the rationale why has to include the availability of the wide receivers, primarily USC WR Juju Smith-Schuster and East Carolina WR Zay Jones. Both have been circled as likely potential targets. With both on the board, the Rams likely feel comfortable that they could slide back to #44 and have much of the WR labor pool intact.

2017 NFL Draft LA Rams Draft Results

Round Pk (Rd) Pk (Ovr) Player POS School
Round Pk (Rd) Pk (Ovr) Player POS School
2 12 44 Gerald Everett TE South Alabama
3 5 69 Cooper Kupp WR Eastern Washington
3 26 91 John Johnson S Boston College
4 10 117
4 35 141
6 5 189
6 13 197
6 22 206
7 16 234