Los Angeles Rams will be busy right away on Day 3 of 2018 NFL Draft

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After only having one pick over the first three rounds, the Los Angeles Rams are about to get busy on Day 3 of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Thanks to previous trades that resulted in being without a first and second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams finally heard their name called late on Friday night in the third round at No. 89 (previously 87). With the selection, the Rams were able to land a player they had been targeting for months in offensive tackle Joseph Noteboom out of TCU to make sure Jared Goff continues to receive the necessary protection on the offensive line.

Only having one pick heading into the final day of the draft may seem like a huge disadvantage for a team like Los Angeles, but when looking at all of the key additions this team has already made through free agency and trades, there’s no reason for concern. In fact, these key additions are one of many reasons as to why the Rams are one of the early favorites to make a run at the Super Bowl, although there’s always room for improvement.

Unlike the first two days of the draft, Los Angeles is going to find themselves quite busy on Saturday, as this team is scheduled to have three picks in the fourth round at the moment, meaning they’re going to be off to a quick start. After a laid back first two days for the most part, the Rams will have a lot of work on their plate for Day 3 when looking at all of the draft picks they have to see which players are worthy of consideration to join the NFC West champions.

Based off how this offseason has been going, the one position Los Angeles is expected to focus on Saturday is linebacker since that’s the one area in need of the most improvement heading into 2018, especially after trading Alec Ogletree in the offseason. Along with the three picks in the fourth round, it should also be noted the Rams have five picks in the sixth round at the moment as well.

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Going from one pick over the first three rounds to eight picks in the next three rounds is quite the leap for a team like Los Angeles, but they will take it. All things considered, the final day of the draft is when teams take advantage of finding the most underrated talent still available, and when it comes to Sean McVay, it’s safe to say the head coach already knows which players he’s going to be targeting the most to join the Rams.