What happened to that 2019 LA Rams first round draft pick?
By Bret Stuter
If you look back over the LA Rams draft history, you will notice two things. First and foremost, you will instantly notice that the Rams have not used a first-round draft pick since selecting quarterback Jared Goff with the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
While the Rams had traded their first-round draft picks for players: Namely QB Jared Goff, WR Brandin Cooks, DB Jalen Ramsey, and QB Matthew Stafford, there was one break in the action when the LA Rams actually held their first-round pick on Draft Day. So whatever became of that 2019 first-round pick, 31st overall? Well, LA Rams reporter J.B. Long did all the dirty work and discovered what happened to that pick, and who the LA Rams eventually drafted as a result.
But let’s follow the pick through the draft and see what happened? The Rams made six trades in the 2019 NFL Draft.
As indicated, the LA Rams traded their first-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons:
But the LA Rams were not done. Oh no. In fact, they were just getting warmed up.
Ultimately, the LA Rams would execute four more trades with the:
Kansas City Chiefs to give pick 56 for picks 61 and 167
Tampa Bay Buccaneers to give picks 94 and 99 overall for pick 70
New England Patriots to give picks 101 and 133 for picks 97 and 162
New England Patriots to give picks 162 and 167 for picks 134 and 243
So if you trace the picks received by the LA Rams in the six trades in the 2019 NFL Draft, you will note that J.B. Long is indeed correct. What a busy draft.