LA Rams NFL Draft 2021: A deep-dive dissection of all selections
By Jay Blucher
Round 7: No. 249
Of course, the LA Rams truly cannot help themselves. Someone in the Rams decision-making process is addicted to collecting wide receivers.
We’ve already stated that the Rams limit in terms of how long they can stop themselves before going WR again seems to be four. Well, in this occurrence, the LA Rams were compelled to pick another receiver in just three picks.
After three picks they were Jones’ing for another WR. Maybe the decision-makers need a WR intervention?
With the 249th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the LA Rams selected the 6-foot-3 220-pound ball-catcher from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Ben Skowronek. And in doing so, Ben Skowronek (5.86 grade per NFL.com) becomes just the latest in the Rams collection of new weapons for new QB Stafford.
Surely, it was all the insane contested 50-50 catches this receiver managed to haul in while playing for the Fighting Irish this year that caught their eyes and compelled this particular pick.
Tall, long, huge wingspan and sure-handed. Can play special teams. Maybe even a little fullback for the Rams. McVay can line him up in a Gerald-Everett kinda role. Let him crack some heads, bust a few seams. This kid loves the contact, lives for the contact, revels in the contact, and is a devastatingly excellent blocker.
If he can get even one hand on the ball, he comes down with it. Not a bad option to squirrel away for your new QB. He might just be Johnny Mundt 2.0
Draft Grade: B-