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2018 NFL Draft Results: Los Angeles Rams select SMU EDGE Justin Lawler

That’s the end of the Rams draft.... I think!

SMU v Tulane Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

With their final pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, pick #244 overall, the Los Angeles Rams select:

SMU Mustangs Edge Justin Lawler

Again, as it seems to be the theme, the Rams continue to address the front-seven of their defense. With Robert Quinn and Connor Barwin not returning, and Matt Longacre recovering from a back injury, the Rams realized a need for some help and selected Lawler.

Lawler is a highly productive edge who totaled 9.5 sacks last season. Lawler like many of the Rams 2018 selections was a four-year player in college.

I like the idea of continuing to add competition at edge. Obviously this was a late pick and a total dart throw, but Lawler was a productive CFB player and has pretty good OLB size at 6’4” and 265 lbs.

The more competition the Rams add at OLB, the better their pass rush will come out of it post-training camp.

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