1. David Long: Round 3
The Rams put together an unexpected duo at cornerback last season after acquiring both Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib in trades with the intention of causing all sorts of problems for opposing offenses.
While there were times in which there were concerns surrounding the two, mainly Peters when Talib missed a significant amount of time due to injury, Los Angeles hopes spending last year makes the two even better together in 2019.
With that being said, the Rams entered the draft with the intention of adding depth to the cornerback position since beyond 2019, there’s some uncertainty with the position since Peters is entering the final year of his contract, and Talib isn’t getting any younger.
David Long may not be on the same level as either of his two new teammates at the moment, but the goal for Los Angeles seems to be having the Michigan star one day become a top cornerback on defense after selecting him in the third round.
With his tackling skills, and physical style of play, the Rams should felt confident in Long’s impact as a rookie, especially with the opportunity he finds himself in being able to learn from the current Los Angeles duo in Peters and Talib.