The Los Angeles Rams have spent the 97th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Oklahoma Sooners OL Bobby Evans.
The Rams pulled the 97th pick from the New England Patriots in a trade that sent #101 and #133 for #97 and #162.
Evans is a fine OL prospect. He had his hands full the last two years blocking for QB Baker Mayfield and QB Kyler Murray and their ability to manage the pocket and extend plays with their feet. He’ll have no such requirement blocking for Rams QB Jared Goff.
Here was NFL Network’s Lance Zierlein’s overview on Evans:
Three-year starter with tackle experience on both sides who plays with excellent core strength, good hand placement and a noticeable nasty streak. Evans is below average as an athlete but makes up for it with upper-body power and solid technique. Despite being under 6-foot-5, his arm length (34 3/4 inches) might convince a team to try him at right tackle before any moves inside. He might be scheme-dependent, but strength and toughness give him a shot at becoming a good backup with eventual starter potential.
Welcome to the Ramily, Bobby!
2019 NFL Draft LA Rams Order
|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|