With the 2019 NFL Draft quickly approaching for the Los Angeles Rams, Sean McVay’s squad should consider the possibility of using a third-round pick on Will Grier.
While the main focus is on the start of free agency right around the corner, the Los Angeles Rams are also looking ahead to the 2019 NFL Draft in April, as the team hopes to take advantage of what should be a strong class loaded with talent.
From adding depth to the offensive line since players like Andrew Whitworth aren’t getting any younger to addressing needs on defense such as linebacker or safety, the Rams should have plenty of great options to choose from once the draft gets underway.
However, the one position that Los Angeles may need to consider focusing on in the upcoming draft could actually be quarterback since Sean Mannion is expected to hit the open market in free agency, and draw interest from numerous teams.
Some Rams fans will question the decision by the organization if they let Mannion walk since he seems like the best option to backup Jared Goff, but also keep in mind the debate is still out there over whether he would be able to fill in during a meaningful game if needed.
Luckily, Los Angeles hasn’t bee in one of those positions where Mannion needed to take over for an injured Goff, but depending on what kind of other offers he receives in free agency, the Rams could come to the realization the backup would be too expensive to keep around.
If this does happen to be the case, the Rams will have numerous options to consider, whether it involves signing an experienced quarterback in free agency or simply look towards the draft to find a new backup for Goff.
Even though free agency may be the better option due to the experience factor alone, one name worth keeping an eye on for the upcoming draft if Los Angeles were to look at quarterback could be West Virginia’s own Will Grier.
For a draft that will see plenty of top quarterback prospects like Kyler Murray and Drew Lock go in the first round, Grier finds himself in a different position since despite previous hype over possibly going on Day 1, he seems like a second-round pick at best.
Since Los Angeles doesn’t actually have any second-round picks, would Grier be worth consideration for one of their picks in the third round if he happened to slip?
Despite the drama he brought on himself at Florida early on in his college career, Grier deserves some credit for turning things around with the Mountaineers after tossing 71 touchdown passes during his final two seasons compared to just 20 interceptions.
Like most rookie quarterbacks, Grier has plenty of areas in need of improvement once he joins the NFL, especially when it comes to his arm strength. But since any consideration for Grier would simply be a backup role for Goff, this would mean that McVay can afford to take the time to work with the star West Virginia quarterback.
Right now, this is simply all hypothetical since Los Angeles would likely prefer to get some of their other needs filled as early as possible, but also depending on how things go in the next few weeks along with whether he slips to the third round, Grier could be worthy of a surprise consideration.