The Draft Wire’s Justin Melo reported yesterday that the Rams held a pre-draft meeting with former Washington defensive back Myles Bryant over FaceTime. Bryant, a former walk-on, was a two-time selection to the All-Pac 12 Second Team over the last two seasons and earned an honorable mention nod in 2017.
Adding to this, #Washington CB Myles Bryant recently held pre-draft meetings over FaceTime with the #Rams & #Jets. https://t.co/JBIErJjyQv— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) April 17, 2020
As a junior in 2018, Bryant started 12 of 13 games and recorded 61 tackles with 4.5 going for a loss, 3.5 sacks, and six pass breakups. This past season, he finished with 68 total stops, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, three interceptions, and a single pass breakup.
Bryant played safety in 2019 but he’s projected to be a slot corner at the next level. At only 5’8 and 183 pounds, Bryant ran an underwhelming 4.62 forty at the combine but posted elite agility numbers with a 6.82 in the 3-cone and a 4.02 in the short shuttle. Those numbers bode well for a transition to nickel. He won’t have to turn and run often with receivers and can take advantage in zone coverage with his phenomenal lateral agility.
Now to the links.
Stu Jackson continues with the draft selections from the top 100 in the Sean McVay era (TheRams.com)
Stu Jackson highlights options at #52 and #57 mentioned by NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah (TheRams.com)
Cameron DaSilva tabs two tackles who could be targets for the Rams in the second round (The Rams Wire)
Cameron DaSilva notes that Aaron Donald and Todd Gurley both made the top-50 for merchandise sales among players (The Rams Wire)
Noah Schlaebitz tries to persuade fans why the Rams need to draft a running back this year (Ramblin’ Fan)
Brian Stuter gives three reasons why the Rams could trade OT Rob Havenstein during the draft (Ramblin’ Fan)
GM Les Snead assures that Todd Gurley and Clay Matthews will get the money owed to them (ESPN)
Kristopher Knox lists remaining draft needs for all 32 NFL clubs (Bleacher Report)
Adam Wells reports that three teams have completely removed QB Tua Tagovailoa from their draft boards (Bleacher Report)
Jeff Legwold released his top-100 draft prospects (ESPN)