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2019 NFL Draft Results: Los Angeles Rams trade up to #97, select Oklahoma OL Bobby Evans

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Beefin’ up the O-line!

Oklahoma OL Bobby Evans at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, Feb. 28, 2019.
Oklahoma OL Bobby Evans at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, Feb. 28, 2019.
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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

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