Los Angeles Rams: 3 first-round picks to consider for the 2018 NFL Draft

STARKVILLE, MS - SEPTEMBER 12: Tashawn Bower /
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Fact is, the Los Angeles Rams have been an absolute beast on the defensive side of the football, and it is clearly the cornerstone of this up-and-comer in not just the NFC West, but in the National Football League. So it stands to reason GM Les Snead and head coach Sean McVay don’t want to see that progress slide the other way.

That will be easier said than done.

As the Rams addressed the offense and support system for Goff last year, expect that same focus now on the other side.

Especially at the cornerback position.

One name to keep in the mental Rolodex is Denzel Ward from Ohio State.

Ward is 5’-10” and 19 pounds, depending on what measurable you’re reading today prior to the NFL Combine.

Urban Meyer sent three defensive backfield starters into the first round of the 2017 draft, and Ward could be another from the Buckeyes. Seeing as there is considerable uncertainty as to whether Snead can fit Trumaine Johnson into another season in LA, and the medical status of Kayvon Webster and his Achilles, cornerback will get a long look when the Rams pick at twenty-three.

Ward finished his Ohio State career with 67 total tackles, 37 this season alone to wrap up his last season in Columbus.