The Rams made one of the biggest splashes of the offseason by trading for Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. That addressed one area of weakness, but Los Angeles is hoping it can check off a few more boxes at the 2021 NFL Draft.
It will be important for the Rams to surround Stafford with offensive talent in order to keep their Super Bowl window open. LA has one of the best defensive units in the league, but it also wouldn’t hurt to add depth at key positions in order to ensure there isn’t a dip in performance this season.
Here’s a look at the Rams’ picks in the 2021 NFL Draft:
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Rams draft picks 2021: When does Los Angeles pick?
- Round 2, Pick No. 57: Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville
- Round 3, Pick No. 103: Ernest Jones, LB, South Carolina
- Round 4, Pick No. 117: Bobby Brown III, DT, Texas A&M
- Round 4, Pick No. 130: Robert Rochell, CB, Central Arkansas
- Round 4, Pick No. 141: Jacob Harris, TE, UCF
- Round 5, Pick No. 174: Earnest Brown IV, EDGE, Northwestern
- Round 7, Pick No. 233: Jake Funk, RB, Maryland
- Round 7, Pick No. 249: Ben Skowronek, WR, Notre Dame
- Round 7, Pick No. 252: Chris Garrett, EDGE, Concordia-St. Paul
Rams 2021 NFL Draft order
|3||40 (Special Compensatory Selection)|
|4||25 (from Jaguars)|
|4||36 (Compensatory Selection)|
|7||5 (from Bengals through Texans)|
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Rams NFL Draft needs
- Linebacker: Los Angeles’ defense led the NFL in points and yards allowed per game last season, but the linebacker group wasn’t stellar. Fortunately for the Rams, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find value at the position in the later rounds.
- Defensive back: Los Angeles may consider taking a safety after losing John Johnson to the Browns. Picking up a slot corner would make sense to replace Troy Hill, who also signed with Cleveland this offseason.
- Wide receiver: Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods have both been terrific for the Rams, but Stafford would probably appreciate it if the front office gave him another target.
Rams mock draft 2021
Here are the latest 2021 NFL Draft projections for the Rams, according to Vinnie Iyer’s seven-round mock draft:
|3||25||Pete Werner||LB||Ohio State|
|3||40||Sage Surratt||WR||Wake Forest|
|4||36||Kenny Yeboah||TE||Ole Miss|