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Los Angeles Rams trade back from #45 with New England Patriots for #56, add #101

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The Rams continue to move down and amass picks.

Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead at Radio Row at Super Bowl LI, Feb. 2, 2017.
Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead at Radio Row at Super Bowl LI, Feb. 2, 2017.
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The Los Angeles Rams traded yet again, this time with the New England Patriots.

The Rams sent #45 to the Pats for #56 and #101.

The Pats quickly used the pick for Vanderbilt Commodores CB Joejuan Williams who I actually mocked to the Rams earlier today.

Clearly, Rams General Manager Les Snead likes the picks at the 100 or so mark more than the group from 30-50. He’s now stacked up a trio from 94-101 with two picks between 50 and 80.

We’ll have to see what kind of quality comes out of the picks, but he’s clearly prioritizing quantity this weekend. It’s easy to understand why given the quality already on the Rams’ roster and the need to plug some current and future roster gaps.

With availability on the offensive line and at every position on defense, the Rams have plenty of flexibility on how they can manage their draft capital tonight.

Don’t assume this is the last trade for Lester P., though...

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