The Rams watched the majority of the 32 NFL clubs make a selection on Day 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft, with some making two, and even three if you were the Miami Dolphins. McVay and the GMs from the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans are now set to make their first selections of the event later today, with the Rams having four total picks between Rounds 2 and 3.
This team’s biggest needs are still offensive line, edge rusher, and cornerback. With picks No. 52 and No. 57 in the second round and picks No. 84 and No. 104 in the third, they still have plenty of ammo to get four talented players or package one of those to move up and grab a prospect that’s fallen close enough to their turn.
As far as remaining tackles go, Houston’s Josh Jones and Boise State’s Ezra Cleveland are the top remaining tackles on the board. The only interior lineman to go on Day 1 was Michigan center Cesar Ruiz, which means other top prospects at the position like Washington’s Nick Harris and Temple’s Matt Hennessy remain.
If they want to target cornerbacks with any of their picks, Alabama’s Trevon Diggs and Mississippi State’s Cameron Dantzler are likely the top cornerbacks left on most team’s boards. Both are tall, rangy defenders who could provide an intimidating presence opposite Jalen Ramsey.
Stu Jackson discusses how Les Snead and the Rams are ok with being patient in the draft (TheRams.com)
Jamie Han lists the best players available on Day 2 of the draft (TheRams.com)
Cameron DaSilva relays that plenty of the Rams’ guys are still there on Day 2 (The Rams Wire)
Cameron DaSilva recaps what the rest of the NFC West did on Thursday night (The Rams Wire)
Mike Florio touches on the unfinished deals for A’Shawn Robinson and Leonard Floyd (Pro Football Talk)
Mike Tanier grades each pick from the draft’s first round (Bleacher Report)
Mike Freeman shares his thoughts on the opening round of the draft (Bleacher Report)
Mel Kiper lists his winners and “head-scratchers” from Day 1 of the draft (ESPN+)
Michael David Smith predicts the second round in his latest mock draft (Pro Football Talk)
Darin Gantt reflects on Roger Goodell’s relief of minimal issues on opening night (Pro Football Talk)