Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay was spotted sitting next to Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield on the way to Indianapolis.
While the Los Angeles Rams are still processing the excitement surrounding the recent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs to bring Marcus Peters on board through a trade, Sean McVay and company have another task to care of this week with the 2018 NFL Combine taking place this weekend in Indianapolis. With the 23rd pick in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft, McVay and the Rams will look at numerous players over the weekend to see if any are worth consideration to bring on board at the end of April to help the team remain one of the best in the NFC for the second year in a row.
Hiring McVay when they did as the youngest head coach in NFL history was a bold move by Los Angeles since the team had a lot of work on their plate after winning just four games the year before along with finishing dead last by only averaging 14 points per game. But after seeing how quickly the Rams bought into McVay’s system, this team all of a sudden seems capable of being a serious threat in the NFC for years to come.
Of course, just because Los Angeles will enter the 2018 season as defending NFC West champions along with one of the early favorites to make a run at the Super Bowl doesn’t mean they don’t have a few areas in need of improvement, which is one of the reasons why it will be exciting to see which players stand out this weekend in Indianapolis. And while there’s no need for the Rams to consider adding a quarterback since Jared Goff is clearly the answer under center, it was pretty cool to hear how McVay ended up sitting next to one of the top prospects from this year’s draft class on the plane in Baker Mayfield.
As previously mentioned, there’s no reason for speculation about this interaction meaning McVay and the Rams are interesting in bringing Mayfield on board since the Oklahoma product is expected to be selected early on in the first round for a team in desperate need of help at quarterback. But as Ian Rapoport points out, one can only imagine the kind of conversation going on between these two when looking at McVay’s history of developing quarterback, and Mayfield looking to learn from the offensive mastermind.