4: Rams will draft 2 wide receivers
The LA Rams receiver room is beginning to feel a bit empty. it will feel even more spacious after the Rams lose two projected wide receiver free agents in Austin Trammell (ERFA) and Demarcus Robinson (UFA). Even if the Rams extend Trammell, which makes a lot of sense, the team will not be able to resist selecting new offensive weapons for Rams HC Sean McVay.
Whether it was an incredible stroke of luck or genius, the Rams were able to offset a sub-par season from WR Cooper Kupp by finding an elite rookie wide receiver in Puka Nacua. But Kupp's regression in 2023 highlighted the Rams need to add more talent to the wide receiver room in 2024. Even if Cooper Kupp is able to return to his normal form, and Puka Nacua remains on his current trajectory, the Rams offense is still short one more receiver who can test the depth of the secondary while being solid enough to move the chains on third downs.
The Rams need a Van Jefferson or a Josh Reynolds type of receiver at the least.
But the Rams are not known to simply shop and stop when it comes to the wide receiver position. Of course, the Rams only draft one WR In 2023. But the Rams like to add multiple wide receivers whenever possible, and that is typically when there is not obvious need at the position. There is a need for more talent this year.
With 11 projected draft picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, and four falling among the Top 100 picks, the Rams can address the wide receiver on both Day 2 and Day 3 of the draft. On Day 2, the Rams could plan on adding a player who could be expected to earn a WR3 role on the team for the 2024 NFL season. And the Rams could add additional depth, and perhaps a key special teams contributor, with a second WR selection on Day 3.