2017 NFL Draft: Who Will Los Angeles Rams Consider at No. 37?
By Kyle Zartman
Do the Los Angeles Rams attempt to bolster their defense, or do they get a player to help Jared Goff?
As we all know, the Los Angeles Rams don’t have a first round draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t serious intrigue as to whom they will use their first pick on in the second round.
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The Rams have a multitude of needs, so there will be a vast amount of talent they may consider selecting. Of course, the question remains, do they choose the best player available on the board or do they pick based on need?
It wouldn’t be a shock to see the team select a receiver at No. 37, even if the team brought in Robert Woods during free agency. It also would be conceivable to see the team go after a cornerback with the uncertainty of Trumaine Johnson after this season.
With this being a defensive heavy draft, they may have a plethora of talent to pick from, and depending on which route they go, here are a few players that they might consider at number 37:
JuJu Smith-Schuster seems like a logical choice. Not only do you get one of the top receivers in the draft, but you get a player most fans have been watching for years. The star from USC gets to stay put and Rams fans are satisfied with bringing a local player on board.
This would be similar to taking Smith-Schuster. Adoree’ Jackson starred at USC as a cornerback and return specialist. Jackson has brought exhilaration to the Coliseum for the last three years, so why not keep that excitement going? He possesses that special talent where he may score every time he touches the ball.
The Rams may choose to go safety with the 37th pick, and after testing for a diluted urine sample at the Combine, there’s a good chance Jabrill Peppers will be available when Los Angeles is on the clock. While Peppers was a dynamic playmaker at his time at Michigan, the question still remains as to what position will he play in the NFL.
Is he a safety? Is he a Linebacker? Could he play in a role similar to Deone Buchanon of the Arizona Cardinals? All of these question should be answered before Los Angeles thinks about the possibility of drafting Peppers.
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Even though they don’t have a first-round pick, the Rams are still in good position to draft a difference maker. This draft doesn’t lack talent in the areas the Rams need most. It will be interesting to see what first year head coach Sean McVay does in his initial draft. Whoever Los Angeles ends up selecting, he better be ready to make an instant impact for a team looking to bounce back from a 4-12 finish in 2016.