How Matthew Stafford alters the Rams NFL Draft Plans
By John Vogel
The offense is ready to perform – the focus will be on reloading
When you look across the board, this Rams offense is pretty solid. Matthew Stafford in the backfield with Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson, while working with Tyler Higbee, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, and Van Jefferson. It’s a solid group of weapons.
The focus on the NFL Draft with the picks that they have will quickly be about depth and development. The hit rate is becoming more and more crucial to the future of the Rams’ success. Let’s talk about the Rams’ strategy and what we could potentially see briefly:
Day Two picks
This is where the Rams will probably try to address the cornerback and linebacker positions. As I pointed out if they can’t resign either Darious Williams or Troy Hill they will need to draft some depth. That would need to be addressed as early as they could. As for the linebacker position, the Rams shouldn’t draft one unless they can upgrade immediately over Kenny Young. There would be no point in adding another subpar linebacker to the group hoping for one to stand out during training camp.
Day Three picks
This is where the Rams can start drafting the best prospect on the board. I wouldn’t be shocked to see another cornerback in this area, maybe even some offensive line and a couple of developmental offensive weapons. Perhaps a receiver to develop in case of injury to Jefferson, Kupp, or Woods.