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Trade up, trade down, or stay? What’s the most likely scenario for Rams in first round?

Trade up, trade down, or stay? What’s the most likely scenario for Rams in first round?

Will the Rams trade up, trade down, or stay in the first round of the NFL Draft?

The areas of need in the NFL Draft have been well documented. The Los Angeles Rams need obvious help at edge rusher, defensive tackle, offensive tackle, and cornerback. While general manager Les Snead addressed some needs in the secondary and the offensive line in free agency, now he’ll need to fill out the rest of the roster.

For the first time in the Sean McVay era, the Rams will have a first round pick. Sitting at 19, the options seem limitless. Is there...

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Les Snead has past connection to one of draft’s most notable QB prospects

Les Snead has past connection to one of draft’s most notable QB prospects

Rams GM Les Snead has history with the family of Oregon quarterback Bo Nix

A draft topic that we won’t be able to escape until the first two rounds are completely over is whether or not the Los Angeles Rams will pick a quarterback this year with a high enough selection to think he is the heir apparent. A quarterback pick at 19 would definitely signal an intention for that player to become the franchise’s successor to Matthew Stafford, while even a quarterback at 52 in the second round would at least imply that the team is leaning that way...

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My final Top 300 draft board

My final Top 300 draft board

Potential prospects, laid out round-by-round

Time is ticking down and for Los Angeles Rams fans, the wait will soon be over. Armed with a Round 1 pick at #19, the possibilities seem endless, eclipsed only by rumors, probing questions and a veritable cornucopia of draft prospects.

As the draft action unfolds, I like to have my own Big Board to follow along with, a scorecard, if you will, to chart each selection. Back in January, I posted my original Top 300 draft prospects. At that time, watching only a game or two on each prospect. Now, after getting eyes on...

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Snead’s Snacks: Who’s a fit on the offensive line in Rams new blocking scheme?

Snead’s Snacks: Who’s a fit on the offensive line in Rams new blocking scheme?

Which offensive linemen are the best fits for Rams new blocking scheme?

The Los Angeles Rams could be looking to add to the offensive line in the 2024 NFL Draft. After losing Tremayne Anchrum and Coleman Shelton in free agency, the team will at least need to add depth. However, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them take a tackle with the 19th overall pick to play on the left side.

Since the 2020 NFL Draft, I’ve done a series called Snead’s Snacks. In other words, we’re going to find and look at common themes and traits of previous...

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How many trades can we expect Les Snead and the Rams to make in the NFL Draft?

How many trades can we expect Les Snead and the Rams to make in the NFL Draft?

The Rams traded five times in 2023 but will they come close to matching that total in 2024?

The Los Angeles Rams have one of the most aggressive general managers in football, Les Snead at the helm. Snead last year in 2023 completed five trades in which two of them were even with the same partner, the Houston Texans. What will Snead do this year during the draft?

Well, let’s take an in-depth look at last year’s trade results. For starters the Rams decided to stay put in the first round and select TCU interior offensive lineman Steve Avila. Following...

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Random Ramsdom: Should more players join the Mattew Stafford ‘breakfast club’?

Random Ramsdom: Should more players join the Mattew Stafford ‘breakfast club’?

Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 4/22/24

Matthew Stafford recently had a little documentary air and it showcased the player and part of his routine. The cameras certainly didn’t show us everything Stafford does, but one part of his routine they did show was him and Cooper Kupp (event Carson Wentz a bit too) hanging out in the morning and prepping together. It was really cool to see. Should more players get in on that routine? I don’t know that is neccessary but it’s certainly interesting.

RIP to Roman Gabriel, and best to his family.

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NFL draft rumors: McVay’s commitment to Rams has team thinking QB

NFL draft rumors: McVay’s commitment to Rams has team thinking QB

Will Rams draft Michael Penix or Bo Nix because of long-term commitment by Sean McVay?

The Los Angeles Rams have four quarterbacks on the roster already, including one of the best in the league, a former Super Bowl starter, and a 2023 fourth round draft pick, but rumors persist that general manager Les Snead will consider QB early in the draft. That continued on Sunday with The 33rd Team’s Ari Meirov (MySportsUpdate) claiming that “teams believe the Rams could be in the quarterback market” and that is due to the fact that Sean McVay has put retirement rumors to rest....

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Would Rams trade up for receiver who had ‘catch of the year’ in college?

Would Rams trade up for receiver who had ‘catch of the year’ in college?

Florida receiver Ricky Pearsall could be a Rams draft target, should they trade up for him?

The Los Angeles Rams do not do the “top-30” visits that most every other team does, just like they don’t really care about the combine or 40 times, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have players they’re targeting. The Rams sent representatives to Florida’s pro day in March and receiver Ricky Pearsall said afterwards that he met with them following the workout. But Pearsall’s sort of in a weird gray area between L.A.’s picks at 19 and 52, so if there’s a real interest...

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What does Rams future depth chart say about their draft needs?

What does Rams future depth chart say about their draft needs?

What does the Rams depth chart say about their draft needs?

The NFL Draft is arguably more about drafting for the future that it is about the now. Of course, it’s nice to draft players that can contribute immediately. However, if the Los Angeles Rams and other teams are looking to fill immediate needs in the draft, that says a lot about current roster construction. Those should mostly be filled by experienced players in free agency and players that the team has developed.

Over the past few years, general manager Les Snead has taken the approach of drafting needs for...

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Which draft prospects should Rams prioritize in early rounds at positions of need?

Which draft prospects should Rams prioritize in early rounds at positions of need?

Which draft prospects provide the most value for the Rams?

The Los Angeles Rams enter one of the most important drafts of the Les Snead era. With 11 draft picks, including four in the top-100, Snead should be able to draft some difference-makers on offense and defense.

Good draft process is about weighing value, both talent and position-wise, and comparing that with need and best player available. For example, if a position is deeper at tackle in the draft, it might make more sense to wait on that position and address a difference position earlier.

In this exercise, we’ll compare...

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Roman Gabriel dies at age 83

Roman Gabriel dies at age 83

A fan favorite and Rams franchise legend, Roman Gabriel won MVP in 1969

Roman Gabriel, the 1969 AP MVP and the Rams’ all-time leader in touchdown passes and passing attempts, died at age 83 on Saturday according to his son Roman Gabriel III and confirmed by his alma mater at NC State.

Gabriel was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989 and NC State wrote the following about his career with the Wolfpack:

Gabriel, who was inducted into the inaugural class of the NC State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012, was the ACC Player of...

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Could Rams still trade first round pick for a player?

Could Rams still trade first round pick for a player?

Would Rams make a trade for Tee Higgins while they’re on the clock?

This week I’ve been pondering who I will ultimately predict as the first choice of the Los Angeles Rams in the 2024 NFL Draft and the name that felt the most “Les Snead-ish” of all was not a prospect. It was Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins, a player I’ve had on my mind for the Rams dating back to last year and a veteran who remains on the market with less than a week until the draft.

Four years after we saw teams trade first round picks...

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