LA Rams future draft picks: 2022 NFL Draft and beyond
2023 NFL Draft
After the 2022 NFL Draft, there is no way to gauge the number or extend of the NFL Free Agency market and the subsequent impact upon the calculations necessary for a good projection of awarded NFL compensatory picks. Since much of the Rams draft currency now originates from the loss of free agents, that will make the 2022 NFL Draft appear to be rather Spartan for now.
The Rams offense is currently led by veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford, a player whose contract, if not extended beforehand, expires in 2023. There is no way that the team will allow him to walk away. Perhaps the current delay in extending his contract is to get a good feel of how he performs in a very competitive post-season.
It’s the likelihood of several potential free agents in 2022 who could set the LA Rams 2023 NFL Draft up for a huge harvest of rookie talent. The team projected 2022 free agents include DB Darious Williams, DT Sebastian Joseph Day, OL Austin Corbett, OL Brian Allen, RB Sony Michel, WR DeSean Jackson, and PK Matt Gay. The Rams may extend some players, but a number of veterans will not return. Where and for how much will they sign will certainly drive the Rams draft in 2023.
UPDATED: May 1, 2022
Round 1 – TRADED. The LA Rams have tentatively traded their 2023 first-round pick to the Detroit Lions for quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Round 2– The Rams hold their second-round pick.
Round 3 – The Rams hold their third-round pick.
Round 4 – TRADED. The Rams have traded away their fourth-round pick as the final compensation for acquiring running back Sony Michel from the New England Patriots.
Round 5 – TRADED- The Rams traded their fifth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for DB Troy Hill.
Round 6 – The Rams hold their sixth-round pick.
Round 6 – ACQUIRED VIA TRADE: The Rams have acquired a 2023 sixth-round pick from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for wide receiver Robert Woods
Round 6 – ACQUIRED VIA TRADE: The Rams have traded for the right to swap their 2023 seventh-round pick for the Green Bay Packers’ sixth-round pick
Round 7 – TRADED. The Rams traded away their seventh-round pick for the Green Bay Packers’ sixth-round pick (see above).
Round 7 – ACQUIRED VIA TRADE: The LA Rams will receive the Detroit Lions 2023 seventh-round draft pick as part of the exchange which sent DL Michael Brockers to the Lions.
COMPENSATORY PICKS: Due to player losses in the 2022 NFL Free agency, the LA Rams are projected to be awarded the following compensatory draft pick in 2023 (Per Over The Cap.com):
Round 5 – The Rams currently project to be awarded a fifth-round compensatory pick for the loss of offensive guard Austin Corbett.
Round 5 – The Rams currently project to be awarded a fifth-round compensatory pick for the loss of defensive back Darious Williams
Round 6 – The Rams currently project to be awarded a sixth-round compensatory pick for the loss of nose tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day
Round 7 – The Rams currently project to be awarded a seventh-round compensatory pick for the loss of outside linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo.
OFFSETS: The loss of OLB Von Miller (estimated fifth-round) has been offset by the signing of WR Allen Robinson.
The final estimated tally for the 2023 NFL Draft is as follows:
- First round – 0 (none)
- Second round – 1 (one)
- Third round – 1 (one)
- Fourth-round – 0 (zero)
- Fifth-round – 2 (two)
- Sixth-round – 4 (four)
- Seventh-round – 2 (two)
- Total 2023 NFL Draft picks– 10 (nine)
The final tally for the LA Rams 2023 NFL Draft right now stands at nine. That could change as additional projections become available for the Rams awarded compensatory draft picks for the 2023 NFL Draft. The maximum number of compensatory picks for one team is four, and the maximum number of total compensatory picks stands at 32.