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2018 NFL Draft Results: Los Angeles Rams trade up to #160, select Oklahoma EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo

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General Manager Les Snead is at it again!

Oklahoma EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
Oklahoma EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
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Well this one is going to make a lot of Los Angeles Rams fans happy.

After stockpiling sixth-round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, Rams General Manager Les Snead spent two of them to come up in the fifth round to take:

Oklahoma Sooners EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo

It’s an obvious fit. The Rams have space on the edge after trading OLB Robert Quinn to the Miami Dolphins and opting not to re-sign OLB Connor Barwin. Despite already having some functional talent at the position, adding Okoronkwo gives the Rams another name to work with and should make for a very intriguing battle at training camp. I’m not sure what role he’d assume. Would he be competing with OLB Samson Ebukam for one spot or would they be complementary? We’ll have to see.

The Rams met with Okoronkwo in March, so there’s already some familiarity.

If Misone’s scouting report on him is accurate, the Rams just got a good one.

2018 NFL Draft LA Rams Class

Rd # Rd# Player POS School
Rd # Rd# Player POS School
3 89 25 Joseph Noteboom OT TCU
4 111 11 Brian Allen C Michigan St.
4 135 35 John Franklin-Myers DL Stephen F. Austin
5 147 10 Micah Kiser ILB Virginia
5 160 23 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo EDGE Oklahoma
6 176 2 John Kelly RB Tennessee
6 192 18 Jamil Demby G Maine
6 195 21 Sebastian Joseph DL Rutgers
6 205 31 Trevon Young EDGE Louisville
7 231 13 Travin Howard LB TCU
7 244 26 Justin Lawler DE SMU