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Two more 2018 NFL Draft defensive prospects meeting with Los Angeles Rams

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Becoming clear the 2018 NFL Draft is shaping up to lean heavily on the defensive side for LA.

Arizona State OLB Christian Sam sacks USC QB Sam Darnold on Oct. 28, 2017
Arizona State OLB Christian Sam sacks USC QB Sam Darnold on Oct. 28, 2017
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Is the 2018 NFL Draft class for the Los Angeles Rams going to lean into the defensive prospects? It certainly feels that way. Going back to the early mock drafts that had us taking a cornerback to recent visits with Utah EDGE Kylie Fitts and Arizona DB Dane Cruikshank, everything seems to point the needle to the opposite side of what topped their 2017 NFL Draft class.

Well, two more visits reported yesterday and are only going to reinforce that.

Arizona State Sun Devils OLB Christian Sam

NFL.com scouting report
Prospect grade: 5.38

Sam was a star in the making after his 2015 true sophomore season, but a foot injury in the first game of the year in 2016 ended his junior year. He came back in 2017 and played very well, but you have to wonder if that injury derailed something greater. Teams certainly got a medical check on that foot at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. Had the injury never taken place, would he have been in the mix at the top of the first round? We’ll never know. As it is, he’s going to come into the mix somewhere on Day 2.

Central Arkansas CB Tremon Smith

NFL.com scouting report
Prospect grade: 5.34

Ah yes. Central Arkansas. The Bears!

Yeah I dunno. I guess just stash this one in the back pocket.