LA Rams Mock 2020 NFL Draft 1.0 Need vs BPA

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CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 28: Jared Goff poses with Roger Goodell after being drafted by the Los Angeles Rams during the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The LA Rams suffer roster needs nearing the 2020 NFL Draft. Since the debate rages on between need vs. BPA, Ramblin Fan 2020 mock draft 1.0  addresses both scenarios

The LA Rams have plenty of needs heading into the 2020 NFL Draft. While some preach the team to focus on needs, that strategy can prove to be disastrous on draft day for several reasons. Limiting the positions considered in any NFL draft forces a team to reach for the players who may not truly deserve selection when the Rams’ pick arrives.  Secondly, other teams can easily outflank the Rams by trading for the pick just ahead of the Rams selection to ensure that they, and not the Rams, land their coveted prospect.

That is not to say that the Rams should avoid trying to land prospects where the team needs depth.  We are simply saying that the Rams should choose the best player available whenever possible.  The most effective way to build a championship roster is to plug all roster holes via free agency, and use the NFL Draft to build depth and stage training camp competitions.

Still not convinced? Okay.  We’ll do the extra work, because you’re worth it. Let’s double down on this mock draft. What I mean is that for every LA Rams pick, we’ll mock two prospects at that selection.  The first pick will be one of team needs, and the alternate pick will be the best player available.  To ensure no bias exists for which players will be on the board at the Rams selection, I will use the mock draft online simulator by

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I presume that the LA Rams 2020 NFL Draft “Team Needs” are offensive tackle, center, offensive guard, edge rusher, defensive lineman, linebacker, and finally wide receiver. Drafting for need will mean choosing the position of need in order. If no position player appears on the board’s top prospects, the selection must be made for either an unfilled need or a position previously filled by a drafted player. For the best player available (BPA) draft, the Rams will simply select the best prospect (among the top 5) on the board at the pick.

Let’s see how this works: