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NFL Draft 2020 Review: Los Angeles Rams

Although the Los Angeles Rams finished with a winning record of 9-7, that final record was not good enough for them to make the NFL Playoffs last season.  Being in such a stacked NFL West Division means that the Rams must find more talent in the NFL Draft.  Let’s take a look at who they picked.

Round 2, Pick 20:  Cam Akers – RB – Florida State (5’10”, 217 lbs).  He becomes the new starting running back for Los Angeles.  He has rushed for over 1,000 yards for the past two seasons in a row.

Round 2, Pick 25:  Van Jefferson – WR – Florida (6’2″, 200 lbs).  Jefferson will compete to be the 3rd wide receiver on the Rams.  His height will also help in the red zone.

Round 3, Pick 20:  Terrell Adams – OLB – Alabama (6’5″, 262 lbs).  Adams will see time in the rotation as a pass-rusher.

Round 3, Pick 40:  Terrell Burgess – S – Utah (5’11”, 202 lbs).  Burgess could see time as either a safety or a nickel corner in the slot.  His versatility means that there will be two Terrell’s on the field for LA.

Round 4, Pick 40:  Brycen Hopkins – TE – Purdue (6’4″, 245 lbs).  Hopkins will see some time as a pass-receiving tight end in multiple offensive sets.  He will be valuable in the red zone as well.

Round 6, Pick 20:  Jordan Fuller – S – Ohio State (6’2″, 203 lbs).  Help needed at safety is definitely a trend.  

Round 7, Pick 20:  Clay Johnston – ILB – Baylor (6’1″, 227 lbs).  Johnston should see some time at special teams and will compete for a spot as a back-up at the inside linebacker position.

Round 7, Pick 34:  Sam Sloman – PK – Miami (OH) (5’8″, 205 lbs).  Sloman will compete for the kicking spot.

Round 7, Pick 36:  Tremayne Anchrum – OG – Clemson (6’2″, 314 lbs).  Anchrum will be developed as a back-up on the offensive line.

Grade:  The Rams really stepped up in this draft even though they did not have a first-round pick.  Akers is a first-round talent.  Adding help to the defense and to special teams could mean the difference in close games down the road.  I give them a B+.

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