Round 6 – Picks 213 and 219
At 213, the Rams add defensive tackle Neil Farrell out of LSU. The Rams love to keep a few young talented players in their pipeline, and this year is particularly important as the team faces the expiration of four defensive linemen’s contracts. Neil Farrell will drop in this draft as the LSU Tigers did not play exceptionally well. But Farrell is worth a shot at an NFL career nevertheless.
Need a nose tackle backup for Greg Gaines now that Sebastian Joseph Day is gone? Neil Farrell Jr. is ideal. At 6-foot-4 and 330-pounds, this young man is a perfect fireplug build with enough versatility and pass rush to command plenty of attention from the offensive linemen. The LA Rams are facing four expiring contracts on the defensive line, so reinforcements in this draft are certainly warranted.
Farrell is an ideal rotational defensive lineman for the LA Rams. Because he is powerful, dependable, and happy to play his role in solid defense, he is perfect for the DAWGWORK unit.
At 219, the Rams choose an offensive lineman, offensive guard Dylan Parham out of Memphis, their first selection for that unit. While it may take the Rams a while to add to their offensive line, Parham is worth the wait.
The LA Rams love to add intelligent offensive linemen, and former tight end-turned-offensive lineman Dylan Parham continues that streak. He has played and started at offensive left guard, offensive right tackle, and offensive right guar. Coincidentally, the LA Rams are looking for a new starter at right guard. Next year? Their starting left guard and right tackle contracts expire.
At 6-foot-3 and 311-pounds, Parham is a bit smallish for the prototypical NFL offensive tackle. But he is solid muscle and excels at both pass blocking and run blocking. The LA Rams need OL depth, and Parham delivers depth for three positions in one selection.