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Los Angeles Rams projected to receive three compensatory draft picks in 2019 NFL Draft

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The Rams are projected to receive some extra ammo to reload for 2020.

2018 NFL Draft Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Per OverTheCap, the Los Angeles Rams are projected to receive three compensatory draft picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Rams are projected to receive third-round picks for WR Sammy Watkins who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and CB Trumaine Johnson who signed with the New York Jets. They’re also projected to receive a seventh-round pick for the loss of S Cody Davis who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The last player — who is projected to just miss out on netting the Rams another comp pick — is TE Derek Carrier.

One thing to keep in mind is that these comp picks factor into the Rams’ trade with the Jaguars for OLB Dante Fowler Jr. If the Rams receive multiple third-round comp picks, the earliest one would go to the Jags along with their natural fifth-round selection.

There was some concern that a foot injury to Watkins could limit his playing time to such a degree that the Rams might not get a third-rounder back, but these projections thankfully put those concerns mostly to rest.

The Rams have been among the best teams in using the comp pick formula to restock their draft kennel; the only team projected to get more than three comp picks is the New England Patriots. As for the rest of the NFC West, there’s not a ton to mull over. The Arizona Cardinals are projected to get three picks, but none earlier than the sixth round. The San Francisco 49ers are also projected for a single late Day 3 pick. And the Seattle Seahawks aren’t expected to receive any.

So until we get the comp picks officially awarded next month, we’re still on track to send our natural third-round pick along with that natural fifth-rounder to the Jags meaning our draft order looks like this:

2019 NFL Draft LA Rams Order

Rd # Rd# Pick Player POS School
Rd # Rd# Pick Player POS School
2 61 29 Via Chiefs Taylor Rapp S Washington
3 70 6 Via Buccaneers Darrell Henderson RB Memphis
3 79 15 Via Falcons David Long CB Michigan
3 97 33 Via Patriots Bobby Evans OL Oklahoma
4 134 32 Via Patriots Greg Gaines DT Washington
5 169 31 Rams pick David Edwards OT Wisconsin
7 243 29 Via Patriots Nick Scott S Penn State
7 251 37 Comp pick Dakota Allen LB Texas Tech

Should we get these three comp picks, we’ll get our natural third-round pick back, send our earliest third-round comp pick to the Jags, and add a comp pick in the third and one in the seventh to look like this:

2019 NFL Draft LA Rams Order with comp pick projections

Rd # Rd# Pick
Rd # Rd# Pick
1 TBD TBD Rams pick
3 TBD TBD Rams pick
3 TBD TBD Rams pick
4 TBD TBD Rams pick
5 TBD TBD Rams pick
6 TBD TBD Rams pick
7 TBD TBD Rams pick

Not bad.

And for what it’s worth, here is the list of the Rams’ 2019 free agents and what it might mean for comp picks for the 2020 NFL Draft:

2019 Los Angeles Rams Free Agents

Player POS Type Outcome
Player POS Type Outcome
Tavon Austin WR UFA Traded
Jamon Brown G UFA Waived
Kayvon Webster CB UFA Released
Marcus Peters CB UFA (option) Optioned
Brandin Cooks WR UFA Re-signed, 5-yr, $80m
Aaron Donald DT UFA Re-signed, 6-yr, $135m
Dante Fowler, Jr. EGDE UFA Re-signed, 1-yr, $14m
Todd Gurley RB UFA (option) Re-signed, 4-yr, $60m
Rob Havenstein OL UFA Re-signed, 4-yr, $32.5m
Cory Littleton ILB RFA Tendered (2nd round)
Malcolm Brown RB RFA Tendered (original round)
Blake Countess DB RFA Tendered (original round)
Troy Hill CB RFA Tendered (original round)
Morgan Fox DE ERFA Tendered (ERFA)
Dominique Hatfield CB ERFA Tendered (ERFA)
KhaDarel Hodge WR ERFA Tendered (ERFA)
JoJo Natson KR/PR ERFA Tendered (ERFA)
Kevin Peterson CB ERFA Tendered (ERFA)
Lamarcus Joyner S UFA Signed by OAK
Rodger Saffold OL UFA Signed by TEN
C.J. Anderson RB UFA
Dominique Easley EDGE UFA
Bryce Hager ILB UFA
Matt Longacre OLB UFA
Sean Mannion QB UFA
Sam Shields CB UFA
Ndamukong Suh DL UFA
Ethan Westbrooks DE UFA
Ramik Wilson ILB UFA
Garrett Sickels OLB ERFA

Depending on which of those candidates exit via free agency and what kind of deals they get, the Rams might be in line for a similar haul in a year’s time.

As for now, it looks like two third and a seventh are headed our way this year.