Did the LA Rams really want to pick versatile IOL Cole Strange?

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With no picks to make in Round 1, the LA Rams held an informal press conference in Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles on Thursday evening.  Yes, something strange was afoot in the waning hours of April 28, 2022.  Or perhaps it would have been if the LA Rams had gotten their way. Oh, I should clarify. The topic we’re talking about is a versatile interior offensive lineman named Cole Strange, out of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Holding a press conference while the draft was unfolding on a screen in front of them, LA Rams Head Coach Sean Mcvay and General Manager Les Snead hilariously reacted to witnessing the New England Patriots select Cole Strange, the 6-foot-5 307-pound offensive lineman with the 29th overall pick.

Mcvay was so taken aback by the developments that he interrupted Snead in the middle of his answering a question to point out to his GM that ‘Strange just went.’

The room erupted in laughter at the authentic bewilderment of two of the NFL’s brightest minds being momentarily bewildered by the pick. Not trolling, just the sheer shock that a player that the brain-trust of the LA Rams thought may fall to them at 104 was off the board at 29.

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And the cameras kept rolling, (see the 5:13 mark in the video embedded in the Tweet above). In fact, McVay even talked about scouting Cole Strange. But was he being serious about, erm, getting Strange?