LA Rams day 2 NFL Free Agency recap – a new hope

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Picture for 2021 NFL Draft growing brighter

Of course, there are other objectives to the Rams offseason which are running ahead of schedule right now. One of which is to position the team towards the NFL awarding of up to four NFL compensatory picks for the 2021 NFL Draft.  In just two days, the LA Rams are already 50 percent of the way there.

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The LA Rams lost veteran defensive end Michael Brockers to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, March 16, 2020.  The reported terms of that deal were three-years and $30 million. Per the compensatory pick formula, that will likely result in the Rams being awarded a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Rams then lost inside linebacker Cory Littleton to the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The reported terms of that deal were a similar three-years and $36 million.  That should result in the Rams being awarded a third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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In just the first two days of the 2020 NFL Free Agency period, the LA Rams have significantly improved their 2021 NFL Draft position. Keep in mind that the team has traded away their first and fourth-round picks in the trade for cornerback Jalen Ramsey, plus traded away their fifth-round pick in the deal which brought offensive lineman Austin Corbett to the team.  That leaves the team just four picks: a second-round, third-round, sixth-round, and seventh-round picks.

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The Rams will likely emerge from the 2020 NFL Free Agency market with 1-2nd, 3-3rds, 1-4th, 1-5th, 1-6th, and 1-7th round picks. That would give the Rams four day-two and four day-three picks in a draft where the team will need to restock team depth dramatically.  But what of the 2020 roster?