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Which remaining NFL draft prospect best fits with the Rams?

Players the Rams could consider

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The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft has concluded. The LA Rams will get their first chance to make a pick during Friday’s day two action — general manager Les Snead has picks 57, 88, and 103 in the second and third rounds for now.

There were zero defensive tackles, zero safeties, and only one tight end selected in the first round. Two running backs, five quarterbacks, five receivers, six edge players, three linebackers, five cornerbacks, and five offensive linemen were taken off of the board on Thursday as well.

The Rams have some open competitions to throw heat into at center or guard, cornerback, safety, and linebacker, to say the least. Or they could target the best available players with an eye towards 2022 and 2023’s free agency.

Here are some of the highest-graded players who weren’t picked in round one, based on their average mock draft position:

  • LB Jeremiah Owusu-Karamoah (19)
  • OT Teven Jenkins (21)
  • DE Azeez Ojulari (22)
  • DT Christian Barmore (27)
  • S Trevon Moehrig (28)
  • OT Sam Cosmi (33)
  • WR Elijah Moore (34)
  • WR Terrace Marshall (35)
  • CB Asante Samuel, Jr (37)
  • C Landon Dickerson (38)
  • WR Rondale Moore (39)

There were no really “shocking” picks on Thursday as far as players that nobody expected in the first round, but Alex Leatherwood, Payton Turner, Eric Stokes, and Joe Tryon might have been the biggest surprises in that regard.

Here are some more position specific options.


  • Landon Dickerson
  • Creed Humphrey
  • Quinn Meinerz
  • Aaron Banks
  • Trey Smith
  • Jackson Carman

The only interior lineman drafted on Thursday was Alijah Vera-Tucker, and he could still prove to be a tackle. Any guard or center you dreamed of before the first round is still on the board before the second round.


  • Teven Jenkins
  • Liam Eichenberg
  • Sam Cosmi
  • Dillon Radunz
  • Brady Christensen
  • Spencer Brown
  • Jaylen Mayfield
  • Walker Little
  • Stone Forsythe

Lots of depth remaining at offensive line.

Defensive Backs

  • CB Asante Samuel
  • CB Elijah Molden
  • CB Paulson Adebo
  • CB Aaron Robinson
  • CB Tyson Campbell
  • CB Kelvin Joseph
  • CB Ifeatu Melifonwu
  • CB Benjamin St-Juste
  • S Trevon Moehrig
  • S Jevon Holland
  • S Richie Grant
  • S Jamar Johnson
  • S Divine Deablo
  • S Ar’Darius Washington
  • S Andre Cisco
  • S Hamsah Nasrildeen

The Rams lost about 2,000 snaps from their secondary in free agency, so adding depth in that area wouldn’t hurt.


  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
  • Jabril Cox
  • Baron Browning
  • Nick Bolton
  • Chazz Surratt
  • Pete Werner
  • Cameron McGrone
  • Dylan Moses

The Rams could have their eyes on some linebackers not even in this group.

Edge/Defensive End

  • Azeez Ojulari
  • Carlos Basham
  • Joseph Ossai
  • Ronnie Perkins
  • Dayo Odeyingbo
  • Rashad Weaver
  • Cameron Sample
  • Quincy Roche

There was a run on edge players late in the first.

Defensive Tackles

  • Christian Barmore
  • Levi Onwuzurike
  • Milton Williams
  • Daviyon Nixon

The whole class is available.

Wide Receivers

  • Elijah Moore
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown
  • Marquez Stevenson
  • Rondale Moore
  • Tylan Wallace
  • Nico Collins
  • D’Wayne Eskeridge
  • Dyami Brown
  • Amari Rodgers

Plenty of depth after these guys too.


  • QB Kellen Mond
  • QB Davis Mills
  • QB Kyle Trask
  • RB Javonte Williams
  • RB Michael Carter
  • RB Kenneth Gainwell
  • RB Rhamondre Stevenson
  • TE Tommy Tremble
  • TE Pat Freiermuth
  • TE Tre’ McKitty
  • TE Brevin Jordan

I grouped those positions together.

Who are the best players not listed here? Who do you want for the Rams?