Could the Los Angeles Rams benefit from selecting Dexter Lawrence in the 2019 NFL Draft to help fill the void left by Ndamukong Suh?
With the No. 31 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams should have plenty of great prospects to consider, although one of the tough parts about picking this late in the first round is considering the best player available approach.
After trading away their previous first-round picks in each of the last two years, it will be interesting to see if the Rams end up holding on to the selection this time around.
If they do, another name worth keeping an eye on for Los Angeles if he happens to slip late in the first round could be Clemson’s Dexter Lawrence, especially if they want to help fill the void left by Ndamukong Suh on defense.
Last offseason, the Rams were able to convince Suh to come on board for a one-year deal since they were in a win-now mode for the Super Bowl, and the veteran seemed like he could be a missing piece to the defense.
While there were some frustrations surrounding Suh’s play from the regular season, he did step up big when Los Angeles needed him to in the playoffs.
But from a financial perspective, the Rams realized right away that Suh’s asking price would most likely be out of their range this offseason, and when looking at some of the other areas they needed to address, this really wasn’t that big of a surprise.
Luckily for Los Angeles, the draft is the perfect opportunity to potentially find a replacement for Suh, and Lawrence’s time with the Tigers makes him seem like a great candidate that could help keep the Rams’ defense in great shape for another run at the Super Bowl.
Between his athletic ability or simply the quickness he brings to the table, it’s only a matter of time before Lawrence finds success at the NFL level.
Whether the Rams happen to be the team Lawrence receives an opportunity from, only time will tell for the NFC champions, but here’s to hoping they will at least have the defensive tackle on the radar since that void left by Suh isn’t going to fill itself this offseason.