On Wednesday, we looked at the recent history of the No. 52 pick, which will be the Rams’ first pick in next week’s NFL draft.
The Rams also have the No. 57 pick, which was acquired last week from the Houston Texans in a trade for receiver Brandin Cooks.
Let’s look at the past 10 No. 57 picks in the draft from around the league:
2019 Philadelphia, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR
2018 Oakland, P.J. Hall, DT
2017 Houston, Zach Cunningham, LB
2016 Indianapolis, T.J. Green, S
2015 Rams, Rob Havenstein, OT
2014 San Francisco, Carlos Hyde, RB
2013 Houston, D.J. Swearinger, S
2012 Denver, Brock Osweiler, QB
2011 Detroit, Mikel Leshoure, RB
2010 Baltimore, Terrence Cody, DT
As you can tell, it’s an interesting list.
There are lot of players on this list who were really good college players. Not all of them have flourished in the NFL.
Cunningham is an outstanding linebacker for the Texans and he has the chance to have the best career of any of these players. Hyde has been solid, but not spectacular.
The name, of course, that sticks out is Havenstein. He is the Rams’ right tackle. He struggled last season, but he has produced in his career. The Rams may still count on him. However, there is a chance they could try to replace Havenstein with the No. 57 pick in this draft. Wouldn’t that be something?
As positions go, there aren’t a lot of trends to gleam from recent years. The No. 57 has been all over the place, and I think the Rams’ options are wide open as well.