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2017 NFL Draft Results: Los Angeles Rams Select Tulane DT Tanzel Smart With 189th Pick

Day 3 finally sees the defensive line addressed.

NCAA Football: Tulane at Memphis Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams have selected Tulane DT Tanzel Smart with the 189th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Here's how the major draft sites ranked him:

Mocking the Draft: N/A DT, N/A overall
ESPN: 13th DT, 146th overall
CBS Sports: 16th DT, 161th overall

Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment and consider the ugly possibility that Aaron Donald may move on as his contract comes closer and closer to an end date. More than that, however, the Rams have immediate need on the defensive line and this young man puts a check in both boxes. Once again, the Rams didn’t reach. They stayed within themselves and addressed a need.

Welcome to the Rams, Tanzel Smart!

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 Josh Reynolds WR Texas A&M
4 18 125 Samson Ebukam OLB Eastern Washington
6 5 189 Tanzel Smart DT Tulane
6 22 206 Sam Rogers FB Virginia Tech
7 16 234 Ejuan Price OLB Pitt