If the Los Angeles Rams weren’t keeping an eye on Ed Oliver before heading into the 2019 NFL Draft, they may want to start after the Houston star’s Pro Day.
In less than one month, the Los Angeles Rams along with every other team will be participating in the 2019 NFL Draft, as the NFC champions will look to take advantage of another talented class to help fill needs at numerous positions.
From adding depth to the offensive line to even providing a few more weapons to the defensive side of the football, the Rams will have plenty of prospects to choose from once the end of April arrives, and the draft is officially underway.
As for which players Los Angeles will strongly take into consideration for the first round at No. 31, Ed Oliver from Houston was already viewed as a possibility, but now that his stock on the rise following an impressive Pro Day on Thursday.
Prior to Thursday’s performance, Oliver was already considered one of the top prospects on defense from this year’s class, and the Rams may have to trade up in the first round just to have any sort of shot at landing the defender, but also it seems worth the consideration.
From an impressive run in the 40-yard dash to the explosiveness he possesses to get to opposing quarterbacks, Oliver will bring a ton to the table in the NFL, no matter what team he ends up playing for as a rookie in 2019.
Whether that team could end up being Los Angeles, well as mentioned before, since Oliver was already considered to be a high first-round pick, and is watching his stock rise following an impressive Pro Day, trading up may be their only option.
Looking back at their history from the previous two drafts in which they had no problem giving up their first-round picks in deals, why wouldn’t the Rams be willing to make it three years in a row?
Clearly, Oliver has a ton of potential when it comes to the NFL, and if Los Angeles were to somehow make this scenario happen, one can only imagine what it would be like watching him team up with Aaron Donald.
Plenty of teams will be expressing heavy interest in Oliver leading up to the draft, so if the Rams were smart, they would make sure he ends up on their radar after Thursday if he wasn’t already.