clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Los Angeles Rams already receiving calls for pick #31 in 2019 NFL Draft

New, comments

Is there a strong possibility for the Rams to trade out of the first round all together?

2018 NFL Draft Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Well, the inevitable has arrived. According to Adam Schefter, the Los Angeles Rams have already received calls for the 31st pick in the 2019 NFL Draft from numerous interested teams:

This should come as a shock to nobody as General Manager Les Snead has always been a player when it comes to draft-day trades. Like Schefter mentioned, teams value the fifth-year option on rookie contracts, and only first-round picks have the option on their contracts.

What does this mean for the Rams?

Well, it means their draft will suddenly include more players — if they trade back. The Rams currently lack a second-round pick due to the trade for CB Marcus Peters last offseason, though it’s a possibility they could recoup that pick (or something later) if the decision to trade back comes to fruition.

As it stands, here’s the Rams’ current crop of draft selections:

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

If history is any indication, don’t expect the Rams to stay put and make a draft selection tonight. Happy draft day!

UPDATE:

UPDATE #2:

NFL.com’s Peter Schrager released his final mock draft of the season today, and he has the Rams trading pick #31 to the Denver Broncos for pick #41 and a third-rounder (#72).

Benjamin Allbright also did the same:

That’s two incredibly plugged-in people projecting the same outcome. The Rams trading with the Broncos could be a distinct possibility.

UPDATE #3:

Charles Robinson of Yahoo is now reporting a similar trend: