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Updated 2018 NFL Draft order: Los Angeles Rams will pick 23rd in the first round

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With the wild card round of the 2018 NFL Playoffs complete, the 2018 NFL Draft order is coming into view for the Rams.

The 2016 NFL Draft stage
The 2016 NFL Draft stage
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While the Los Angeles Rams’ season has only just recently come to an end, much of the NFL has already been looking toward the offseason and the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Rams can now join that bunch, and with the Wild Card Round of the 2018 NFL Playoffs complete, we know the Rams will be on the clock for the 23rd overall pick in late April barring a trade:

2018 NFL Draft Order

Rd # Rd# Team
Rd # Rd# Team
1 1 1 Cleveland Browns
1 2 2 New York Giants
1 3 3 New York Jets (via Indianapolis Colts)
1 4 4 Cleveland Browns (via Houston Texans)
1 5 5 Denver Broncos
1 6 6 Indianapolis Colts (via New York Jets)
1 7 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1 8 8 Chicago Bears
1 9 9 San Francisco 49ers
1 10 10 Oakland Raiders
1 11 11 Miami Dolphins
1 12 12 Buffalo Bills (via Cincinnati Bengals)
1 13 13 Washington
1 14 14 Green Bay Packers
1 15 15 Arizona Cardinals
1 16 16 Baltimore Ravens
1 17 17 Los Angeles Chargers
1 18 18 Seattle Seahawks
1 19 19 Dallas Cowboys
1 20 20 Detroit Lions
1 21 21 Cincinnati Bengals (via Buffalo Bills)
1 22 22 Buffalo Bills (via Kansas City Chiefs)
1 23 23 New England Patriots (via Los Angeles Rams)
1 24 24 Carolina Panthers
1 25 25 Tennessee Titans
1 26 26 Atlanta Falcons
1 27 27 New Orleans Saints
1 28 28 Pittsburgh Steelers
1 29 29 Jacksonville Jaguars
1 30 30 Minnesota Vikings
1 31 31 New England Patriots
1 32 32 Philadelphia Eagles
2 33 1 Cleveland Browns
2 34 2 New York Giants
2 35 3 Cleveland Browns (via Houston Texans)
2 36 4 Indianapolis Colts
2 37 5 Indianapolis Colts (via New York Jets)
2 38 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2 39 7 Chicago Bears
2 40 8 Denver Broncos
2 41 9 Oakland Raiders
2 42 10 Miami Dolphins
2 43 11 New England Patriots (via San Francisco 49ers)
2 44 12 Washington
2 45 13 Green Bay Packers
2 46 14 Cincinnati Bengals
2 47 15 Arizona Cardinals
2 48 16 Los Angeles Chargers
2 49 17 Indianapolis Colts (via New York Jets via Seattle Seahawks)
2 50 18 Dallas Cowboys
2 51 19 Detroit Lions
2 52 20 Baltimore Ravens
2 53 21 Buffalo Bills
2 54 22 Kansas City Chiefs
2 55 23 Carolina Panthers
2 56 24 Buffalo Bills (via Los Angeles Rams)
2 57 25 Tennessee Titans
2 58 26 Atlanta Falcons
2 59 27 San Francisco 49ers (via New Orleans Saints)
2 60 28 Pittsburgh Steelers
2 61 29 Jacksonville Jaguars
2 62 30 Minnesota Vikings
2 63 31 New England Patriots
2 64 32 Cleveland Browns (via Philadelphia Eagles)
3 65 1 Buffalo Bills (via Cleveland Browns)
3 66 2 New York Giants
3 67 3 Indianapolis Colts
3 68 4 Houston Texans
3 69 5 New York Giants (via Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
3 70 6 San Francisco 49ers (via Chicago Bears)
3 71 7 Denver Broncos
3 72 8 New York Jets
3 73 9 Miami Dolphins
3 74 10 San Francisco 49ers
3 75 11 Oakland Raiders
3 76 12 Green Bay Packers
3 77 13 Cincinnati Bengals
3 78 14 Kansas City Chiefs (via Washington)
3 79 15 Arizona Cardinals
3 80 16 Houston Texans (via Seattle Seahawks)
3 81 17 Dallas Cowboys
3 82 18 Detroit Lions
3 83 19 Baltimore Ravens
3 84 20 Los Angeles Chargers
3 85 21 Carolina Panthers (via Buffalo Bills)
3 86 22 Kansas City Chiefs
3 87 23 Los Angeles Rams
3 88 24 Carolina Panthers
3 89 25 Tennessee Titans
3 90 26 Atlanta Falcons
3 91 27 New Orleans Saints
3 92 28 Pittsburgh Steelers
3 93 29 Jacksonville Jaguars
3 94 30 Minnesota Vikings
3 95 31 New England Patriots
3 96 32 Buffalo Bills (via Philadelphia Eagles)
3 97 33 Arizona Cardinals
3 98 34 Houston Texans
3 99 35 Denver Broncos
3 100 36 Cincinnati Bengals
4 101 1 Green Bay Packers (via Cleveland Browns)
4 102 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via New York Giants)
4 103 3 Houston Texans
4 104 4 Indianapolis Colts
4 105 5 Chicago Bears
4 106 6 Denver Broncos
4 107 7 New York Jets
4 108 8 New York Giants (via Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
4 109 9 Washington (via Denver Broncos via San Francisco 49ers)
4 110 10 Oakland Raiders
4 111 11 Los Angeles Rams (via Miami Dolphins)
4 112 12 Cincinnati Bengals
4 113 13 Denver Broncos (via Washington)
4 114 14 Cleveland Browns (via Green Bay Packers)
4 115 15 Chicago Bears (via Arizona Cardinals)
4 116 16 Dallas Cowboys
4 117 17 Detroit Lions
4 118 18 Baltimore Ravens
4 119 19 Los Angeles Chargers
4 120 20 Seattle Seahawks
4 121 21 Buffalo Bills
4 122 22 Kansas City Chiefs
4 123 23 Miami Dolphins (via Cleveland Browns via Carolina Panthers)
4 124 24 Kansas City Chiefs (via Los Angeles Rams)
4 125 25 Tennessee Titans
4 126 26 Atlanta Falcons
4 127 27 New Orleans Saints
4 128 28 San Francisco 49ers (via Pittsburgh Steelers)
4 129 29 Jacksonville Jaguars
4 130 30 Philadelphia Eagles (via Minnesota Vikings)
4 131 31 Miami Dolphins (via Philadelphia Eagles via New England Patriots)
4 132 32 Philadelphia Eagles
4 133 33 Green Bay Packers
4 134 34 Arizona Cardinals
4 135 35 Los Angeles Rams (via New York Giants)
4 136 36 Los Angeles Rams (via New England Patriots)
4 137 37 Dallas Cowboys
5 138 1 Green Bay Packers (via Cleveland Browns)
5 139 2 New York Giants
5 140 3 Indianapolis Colts
5 141 4 Seattle Seahawks (via Houston Texans)
5 142 5 Washington (via Denver Broncos)
5 143 6 San Francisco 49ers (via New York Jets)
5 144 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5 145 8 Chicago Bears
5 146 9 Seattle Seahawks (via Oakland Raiders)
5 147 10 New Orleans Saints (via Miami Dolphins)
5 148 11 Pittsburgh Steelers (via San Francisco 49ers)
5 149 12 Denver Broncos (via Washington)
5 150 13 Cleveland Browns (via Green Bay Packers)
5 151 14 Cincinnati Bengals
5 152 15 Arizona Cardinals
5 153 16 Detroit Lions
5 154 17 Baltimore Ravens
5 155 18 Los Angeles Chargers
5 156 19 Seattle Seahawks (via Philadelphia Eagles via Seattle Seahawks)
5 157 20 New York Jets (via Dallas Cowboys)
5 158 21 Cincinnati Bengals (via Buffalo Bills)
5 159 22 Oakland Raiders (via New England Patriots via Cleveland Browns via Kansas City Chiefs)
5 160 23 Denver Broncos (via Los Angeles Rams)
5 161 24 Carolina Panthers
5 162 25 Tennessee Titans
5 163 26 Washington (via Denver Broncos via Atlanta Falcons)
5 164 27 New Orleans Saints
5 165 28 Pittsburgh Steelers
5 166 29 Buffalo Bills (via Jacksonville Jaguars)
5 167 30 Minnesota Vikings
5 168 31 Seattle Seahawks (via New England Patriots)
5 169 32 Philadelphia Eagles
5 170 33 Cincinnati Bengals
5 171 34 Dallas Cowboys
5 172 35 Green Bay Packers
5 173 36 Oakland Raiders (via Dallas Cowboys)
5 174 37 Green Bay Packers
6 175 1 Cleveland Browns
6 176 2 Los Angeles Rams (via New York Giants)
6 177 3 Houston Texans
6 178 4 Indianapolis Colts
6 179 5 New York Jets
6 180 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6 181 7 Chicago Bears
6 182 8 Arizona Cardinals (via Denver Broncos)
6 183 9 Los Angeles Rams (via Miami Dolphins)
6 184 10 San Francisco 49ers
6 185 11 Oakland Raiders
6 186 12 Green Bay Packers
6 187 13 Buffalo Bills (via Cincinnati Bengals)
6 188 14 Washington
6 189 15 New Orleans Saints (via Arizona Cardinals)
6 190 16 Baltimore Ravens
6 191 17 Los Angeles Chargers
6 192 18 Dallas Cowboys (via Oakland Raiders via Seattle Seahawks)
6 193 19 Dallas Cowboys
6 194 20 Los Angeles Rams (via Detroit Lions)
6 195 21 Los Angeles Rams (via Buffalo Bills)
6 196 22 Kansas City Chiefs
6 197 23 Carolina Panthers
6 198 24 New England Patriots (via Los Angeles Rams)
6 199 25 Tennessee Titans
6 200 26 Atlanta Falcons
6 201 27 New Orleans Saints
6 202 28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Pittsburgh Steelers via Cleveland Browns via Pittsburgh Steelers)
6 203 29 Jacksonville Jaguars
6 204 30 Minnesota Vikings
6 205 31 Cleveland Browns (via New England Patriots)
6 206 32 Philadelphia Eagles
6 207 33 Green Bay Packers
6 208 34 Dallas Cowboys
6 209 35 Miami Dolphins (via Los Angeles Rams via Kansas City Chiefs)
6 210 36 New England Patriots (via Oakland Raiders)
6 211 37 Houston Texans
6 212 38 Oakland Raiders
6 213 39 Minnesota Vikings
6 214 40 Houston Texans
6 215 41 Baltimore Ravens
6 216 42 Oakland Raiders
6 217 43 Oakland Raiders
6 218 44 Minnesota Vikings
7 219 1 New England Patriots (via Cleveland Browns)
7 220 2 Pittsburgh Steelers (via New York Giants)
7 221 3 Indianapolis Colts
7 222 4 Houston Texans
7 223 5 San Francisco 49ers (via Miami Dolphins via Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
7 224 6 Chicago Bears
7 225 7 Minnesota Vikings (via Denver Broncos)
7 226 8 Seattle Seahawks (via New York Jets)
7 227 9 Miami Dolphins (via San Francisco 49ers)
7 228 10 Oakland Raiders
7 229 11 Miami Dolphins
7 230 12 Jacksonville Jaguars (via Cincinnati Bengals)
7 231 13 Washington
7 232 14 Green Bay Packers
7 233 15 Kansas City Chiefs (via Arizona Cardinals)
7 234 16 Carolina Panthers (via Buffalo Bills via Los Angeles Chargers)
7 235 17 New York Jets (via Seattle Seahawks)
7 236 18 Dallas Cowboys
7 237 19 Detroit Lions
7 238 20 Baltimore Ravens
7 239 21 Green Bay Packers (via Buffalo Bills)
7 240 22 San Francisco 49ers (via Kansas City Chiefs)
7 241 23 Washington (via Los Angeles Rams)
7 242 24 Carolina Panthers
7 243 25 Kansas City Chiefs (via Tennessee Titans)
7 244 26 Atlanta Falcons
7 245 27 New Orleans Saints
7 246 28 Pittsburgh Steelers
7 247 29 Jacksonville Jaguars
7 248 30 Seattle Seahawks (via Minnesota Vikings)
7 249 31 Cincinnati Bengals (via New England Patriots)
7 250 32 Philadelphia Eagles (via Seattle Seahawks via New England Patriots via Seattle Seahawks via Philadelphia Eagles)
7 251 33 Los Angeles Chargers
7 252 34 Cincinnati Bengals
7 253 35 Cincinnati Bengals
7 254 36 Arizona Cardinals
7 255 37 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7 256 38 Atlanta Falcons

This will be the latest the Rams’ earned first-round selection has been since 2004 when they took RB Steven Jackson with the 24th pick of the 2004 NFL Draft.

Picking this late, the Rams will miss out on the premium talent in the top 10 and even top half of the first round. Their draft position might indicate, though, that they’re in a strong enough position with their on-field product to not need that degree of help.

Of course complicating things is the Rams’ current contractual look regarding free agency in March. The Rams have the following slate of soon-to-be free agents on the docket:

2018 LA Rams Free Agents

Player POS Type Outcome
Player POS Type Outcome
Connor Barwin OLB UFA
Derek Carrier TE UFA Signed with Raiders: 3yr
Cody Davis S UFA Signed with Jaguars: 2yr
Lance Dunbar RB UFA Released
Dominique Easley DT UFA Re-signed with Rams: 1yr
Trumaine Johnson CB UFA Signed with Jets: 3yr
Lamarcus Joyner S UFA Tagged
Cornelius Lucas OT UFA
Jake McQuaide LS UFA Re-signed with Rams: 3yr
Nickell Robey-Coleman CB UFA Re-signed with Rams: 3yr
John Sullivan C UFA Re-signed with Rams: 2yr
Tyrunn Walker DT UFA
Sammy Watkins WR UFA Signed with Chiefs: 3yr
Matt Longacre DE RFA Tendered
Cameron Lynch OLB RFA
Darrell Williams OT RFA
Malcolm Brown RB ERFA Tendered
Sam Ficken K ERFA Tendered
Troy Hill CB ERFA Tendered
Zach Laskey FB ERFA
Garrett Sickels OLB ERFA Re-signed with Rams: TBD

Attrition from that group, especially any unrestricted free agents who were starters for most of the season, will make the current draft needs look significantly different.

As it stands, here’s the updated Rams’ draft order:

2018 NFL Draft LA Rams Order

Rd # overall # in round Pick
Rd # overall # in round Pick
3 87 23 Rams pick
4 111 11 Rams pick (via Dolphins)
4 135 35 Rams pick (via Giants)
4 136 36 Rams pick (via Patriots)
6 176 2 Rams pick (via Giants)
6 183 9 Rams pick (via Dolphins)
6 194 20 Rams pick (via Lions)
6 195 21 Rams pick (via Bills)