Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports

Rams' 2017 NFL Draft Predictions

Here's some information for Rams fans looking to get involved with the draft experience.

The 2017 NFL Draft is just a few mere hours away from getting underway, which means the Los Angeles Rams will be actively looking for any way to improve the roster ahead of next season.

With that in mind, here are a few quick predictions in how it may all unfold for the Rams over the next few days in the draft:

Take wide receiver early in the draft

It's no secret that the Rams need to find a big playmaking target in the passing game for Jared Goff to throw for the 2017 campaign. The addition of Robert Woods in free agency helps, but more depth and talent at the position is needed. Keep in mind, Los Angeles has had just one 1,000 receiving yard receiver since the 2007 season which was Kenny Britt last year. This may likely be at their 37th overall pick in the second round or 69th overall in the third round when former Rams' great Steven Jackson announces it. 

Acquire addition picks

With the Rams not possessing a first round pick in this year's draft due to the massive trade that landed them the first overall selection last April enabling them to take Goff, movement in the other rounds should be expected. The team does possess a solid amount of selections with eight at this current moment, but the front office is aware of the multitude of needs across the roster. This could see Los Angeles slide down a few slots to aggregate a few more picks in the middle to later rounds. 

Add depth to secondary

Although this is a universal need across the league, the Rams possess a greater necessity to gather more viable help in this unit of their defense. The front office may have added some veteran presence with the free agent additions of cornerbacks Nickell Robey-Coleman and Kayvon Webster, but the team still has question marks in the secondary beyond Trumaine Johnson and Lamarcus Joyner

Select more offensive linemen

This may sound like beating the same old drum for the Rams over last few years, but there remains a glaring need to improve the offensive line. They have made strung together a couple of solid additions in former Pro Bowler Andrew Whitworth and center John Sullivan, but there are doubts surrounding Greg Robinson and the long-term durability of Rodger Saffold

Bob Garcia IV is a staff writer of LARamsReport.com. You can follow him at @bgarcia90 and us on Twitter at @LA_RamsReport.


Prep Nevada Top Stories