LA Rams 2022 NFL Draft tracker and updates
By Bret Stuter
Keep up to date with all of the picks and trades made by the LA Rams this year with our very own 2022 NFL Draft tracker.
Does the 2022 NFL Draft have how many picks exactly?
Forget the annual limit to 256 picks, which was based upon seven rounds, 32 teams, and then adding on an additional 32 compensatory draft picks. In the 2022 NFL Draft, a total of 262 selections will be made during seven rounds. 43 picks will be made during the sixth round, the most of any of the seven rounds this year.
The total number of picks in the draft may have risen to 263 picks, but the New Orleans Saints will forfeit a sixth-round pick, a penalty for NFL/NFLPA COVID-19 regulations.
Who have the LA Rams met with so far?
Reports so far have only detailed that the LA Rams had met with only a handful of prospects so far. That hasn’t changed as the 2022 NFL Draft has gotten closer.
There are few confirmations available over the LA Rams having met with rookie prospects. We have summarized those prospects in our LA Rams 2022 NFL Draft meetings tracker.
How long do teams have to make their selection in the 2022 NFL Draft?
By design, and the introduction of three days of televised broadcasting, the event is designed to fill a lot of television time. Since NFL teams will only make 32 selections in the first round, each team will have 10 minutes to make a pick (320+ minutes of programming).
Then in round two, the amount of time teams have for each selection is reduced to seven minutes.
From rounds three through six, the amount of time is reduced once more (due to the addition of comp picks) to a maximum of five minutes.
In the final round, round seven reduces the amount of time per selection all the way down to four minutes.
What are compensatory picks in the NFL Draft?
Some teams, such as the LA Rams, have a significant loss of players via the annual NFL free agency market. To help alleviate those teams whose roster is depleted each year, the NFL reinforces their rosters with awarded compensatory draft picks.
The practice began in 1994, and the Baltimore Ravens were the first NFL team to popularize optimizing comp picks in their roster strategy. The LA Rams have adopted that philosophy in recent years as well.
Historically, teams could only be awarded a maximum of four compensatory picks per NFL Draft. That changed when the NFL/NFLPA agreed to compensate NFL teams who lose a minority coach who has been with the team for two or more seasons to a head coach position for another team, or a team executive who has been with the team for two or more seasons to become general manager of another team.
In the event of either event, the originating team will be awarded one third-round compensatory draft pick for two consecutive years. In the case where both events occur, the originating team will be awarded one third-round compensatory pick for three consecutive years.
What NFL team has the most picks, or the most valuable picks in the 2022 NFL Draft?
Both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars have 12 draft picks in the 2022 NFL Draft.
But per Tankathon.com, the NFL team with the most ‘draft capital’ in the 2022 NFL Draft is the New York Jets, who hold two picks in the Top-10 this year at 4 and 10. The New York Giants also have two picks in the Top-10 this year, making selections at 5 and 7.
What are undrafted free agents and when can they be signed?
For the draft-eligible rookie prospects who do not hear their name during the official 2022 NFL Draft, it’s not always a bad thing. They are considered undrafted free agents, or UDFAs, and will immediately be contacted by NFL teams eager to round out their 90-man rosters. As soon as the final selection is made in this year’s NFL Draft, these undrafted free agents can negotiate and sign with any team in the league.
Some highly regarded prospects can receive offers from as many as 15-20 teams within minutes of the final selection being made in the NFL Draft. Historically, the LA Rams have done a fine job of signing undrafted talent to the team In fact, offensive tackle Alaric Jackson, a.k.a. A.J. Jackson, actually was undrafted in 2021 but ended up getting playing time in Week 17 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Based on current roster projections, look for the LA Rams to be very active at signing players after the 2022 NFL Draft.
UPDATED: May 2, 2022 (Final Update)
How many picks do the Rams have in the 2022 NFL Draft?
Make sure to go ahead and bookmark this article to keep up with all the moves the Rams will make during the 2022 NFL Draft.
We will continue to update this article before, during, and after any and all Rams selections and trades, so check back frequently during the three days of this year’s event.
We typically report not only on who the LA Rams have chosen in the draft but also on who the team did not choose who we feel may have been an equally intriguing player to add to the roster.
The LA Rams have traded away plenty of picks. Still, they enter the 2022 NFL Draft with eight picks. If your only interest out of the draft is to watch the LA Rams selections, you can hit the snooze button on your until late on Day 2, when the LA Rams will make their first and only selection from the first two picks of the draft at 104.
- First Round
- No picks
- Second Round
- No picks
- Third Round
- No. 104 – Wisconsin IOL Logan Bruss
- Fourth Round
- No. 142 – South Carolina St. CB Decobie Durant
- Fifth Round
- No. 164 – Notre Dame RB Kyren Williams
No. 175– Traded to Raiders for Pick 164
- Sixth Round
- No. 211 – UCLA S Quentin Lake
- No. 212 – Georgia CB Derion Kendrick
No. 218– Traded to Buccaneers for Picks 235 and 261
- Seventh Round
No. 238– Traded to Raiders for Pick 164
- No. 235 – Montana State EDGE Daniel Hardy
- No. 253 – Kansas State S Russ Yeast
- No. 261 – Michigan State OT A.J. Arcuri
The action for the LA Rams will happen on Day 3. But don’t ignore the draft, as the Rams could be active in trading players for picks, or picks for players in the days leading up to and during the entire 2022 NFL Draft event.
Pick 104: OL Logan Bruss
Pick 142: CB Decobie Durant
Pick 164: RB Kyren Williams
Pick 211: SS Quentin Lake
Pick 212: CB Derion Kendrick
Pick 235: Edge Daniel Hardy
Pick 253: S Russ Yeast
Pick 261: Michigan State OT A.J. Arcuri
How to watch the 2022 NFL Draft
Date and Time:
- Day 1 (First Round)Thursday, April 28 – 5:00 pm PT
- Day 2 (Second and Third Round)Friday, April 29 – 4:00 pm PT
- Day 3 (Rounds 4 – 7)Saturday, April 30 – 9:00 am PT
- ESPN Deportes
- NFL Network
For those looking to stream this year’s NFL Draft, check out FuboTV. The streaming service offers Cloud DVR, local channels in most markets, no cancellation fees, and for new users, they are currently offering a free trial for seven days.
Rams Draft Recap
The plan for this draft was obvious. The LA did finally address their offensive line, saturated the secondary, and sprinkled in a versatile RB and OLB to finish up the draft class. This was a solid haul, and I’m encouraged by the talent of the eight players added.
We have a lot of time to digest the new players, but this draft was a solid effort.