LA Rams Draft: Rams 2023 draft picks and beyond
2023 NFL Draft
The LA Rams’ draft assets have come to depend heavily upon their awarded compensatory picks. In the 2022 NFL draft, the compensatory picks doubled the number of picks overall for the team. That has actually altered the way the front office conducts business, as the team has become quite adept at focusing on players who have been cut rather than standard NFL Free Agents. The reason? The Rams are keen to avoid signing players who may offset their projected awarded compensatory picks. Now that is indeed dedication.
The Rams’ offense is currently led by veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford, a player whose contract has been extended through 2025. Thanks to some charitable perspective on Stafford’s part, his contract is very team-friendly in both 2022 and 2023. That willingness on his part to leave some funds on the table has allowed the team to reinforce the roster.
The Rams have done that, but have also stockpiled a lot of young players who will likely be redshirted on the roster or practice squad this year. But even if the team has the ability to fill all roster needs from existing players, the Rams will need to restock their roster via the 2023 NFL Draft. Thankfully, the team projects to have 10 draft picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, and here is how:
UPDATED: June 30, 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.
UPDATED 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 as per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter's latest update.
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 (none)
- Fifth-round – 3 (three)
- Sixth-round – 3 (three)
- Seventh-round – 2 (two)
- Total 2023 NFL Draft picks– 10 (Ten)
The original projects were for the Rams awarded compensatory picks to fall in Round 4 (1), Round 5 (two) and Round 7 (one). Instead, the LA Rams were award two compensatory draft picks in Round 5, one compensatory draft pick in Round 6, and one compensatory draft pick in Round 7.
OFFSETS: The loss of OLB Von Miller (estimated fifth-round) has been offset by the signing of WR Allen Robinson.
The final tally for the LA Rams 2023 NFL Draft right now stands at ten. 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.