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Random Ramsdom, 4/27: LA Rams Day 2 draft picks and analysis

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Miss anything on Friday evening? We’ve got you covered!

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Rams land Taylor Rapp with pick No. 61 | Rams’ official site

After trading away their first-round, and a pair of second-round picks, the Rams have their first and 2019 draft selection in former University Washington safety Taylor Rapp.

Rams pick Rapp in the second round after trading down twice | LA Times

The Rams were in no hurry to make their first pick in the NFL draft.

They entered Friday already having traded their first-round pick the day before, and then traded down twice in the second round to the 61st pick before choosing their first player.

6 things to know about Rams’ second round pick Taylor Rapp | Democrat & Chronicle

The Los Angeles Rams selected University of Washington safety Taylor Rapp No. 61 overall in the second round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night. Here are six things you should know about Rapp

Rams trade up into third, take RB Henderson and CB Long | Rams’ official site

The Rams’ flurry of early trades continued at No. 70, where the defending NFC Champs swapped their No. 94 and No. 99 picks for Tampa Bay’s early third round position.

Henderson got call from Rams while bowling | Commercial Appeal

The wait was agonizing as Darrell Henderson and his family bowled a few frames at Premier Lanes on Friday. Henderson was winning but his mind was on the TV screens showing the NFL Draft. His family and friend sat anxiously around the room.

McVay: Rams selection of Henderson was not about Gurley’s knee | Pro Football Talk

The Rams continue to insist that Todd Gurley‘s left knee is fine, and he will continue to be the “focal point” of the offense. But they matched the Lions’ offer to Malcolm Brown this offseason and, on Friday, used a third-round choice on a running back.

Long’s ascension lands him with LA Rams | Michigan Live

There was debate over whether David Long would declare for the NFL draft.

Like his fellow cornerback at Michigan, Lavert Hill, Long very well could have returned to school for another season and flourished. Instead, he opted to turn pro. And that bet on himself appears to have paid off.

Rams “got richer” by drafting Michigan CB David Long | Detroit Free Press

David Long grew up in Los Angeles. He emerged as a 4-star prospect at Loyola High School before a three-year stint at Michigan. Now, Long is heading back to Los Angeles. He’ll play for the Rams, who drafted him in the third round with the 79th pick of the NFL draft.

Why the Rams added RB Darrell Henderson | Rams’ official site

The Rams chose a running back in the third round of the draft on Friday night.

Now, before you immediately jump to the conclusion that the selection means there’s something inherently wrong with star back Todd Gurley, general manager Les Snead and head coach Sean McVay said that’s not the case.

Rams cap third round action with trade and OL Bobby Evans | Rams’ official site

The Rams picked a bit earlier than anticipated at the end of the third round, swapping their No. 101 and No. 133 selections to the Patriots for No. 97 and No. 162.

Rams 2019 draft: Analysis for every pick | ESPN

Lindsey Thiry breaks down the Rams’ 2019 day 2 draft haul

The best available draft prospects after round 3 | SB Nation

There are still plenty of good players available on the final day of the draft

Elsewhere in the NFC West on Day 2...

Seahawks

  • Selected S Marquise Blair — Round 2, pick 15 (47 overall)
  • Selected WR D.K. Metcalf — Round 2, pick 32 (64 overall)
  • Selected LB Cody Barton — Round 3, pick 25 (88 overall)

49ers

  • Selected WR Deebo Samuel — Round 2, pick 4 (36 overall)
  • Selected WR Jalen Hurd — Round 3, pick 3 (67 overall)

Cardinals

  • Traded QB Josh Rosen to the Miami Dolphins for pick No. 62 and a 5th rounder in 2020
  • Selected CB Byron Murphy — Round 2, pick 1 (33 overall)
  • Selected WR Andy Isabella — Round 2, pick 30 (62 overall)
  • Selected DE Zach Allen — Round 3, pick 1 (65 overall)

Poll

How concerned does the Rams trading up to draft a RB make you in regards to Todd Gurley’s knee/health?

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    Extremely concerned
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    Moderately concerned
    (58 votes)
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