2023 NFL Draft: Rams draft strategy and why so many underestimate Les Snead

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Rams may face a perfect decision

And so, the debate rages on. On one hand, there is an enclave who fear that the LA Rams will miss picking a starter by getting too greedy and trading back. But there is the other camp that acknowledges that regardless of how fans view the Rams Big Board, the team will stay true to their own draft strategy. If they do not have a player valued at the 36th overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft, they could trade back without penalty.

But it appears that more and more likely that NFL teams will attempt to trade up in the 2023 NFL Draft to land a rookie quarterback who they view as a 'franchise,' quarterback. And the more teams who opt to select a quarterback in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, the more likely players from other positions who are projected to be chosen in Round 1 will fall to the Rams at the 36th overall pick:

As more NFL teams pursue a rookie quarterback, the better that Rams 36th overall pick appears.

The more the merrier

Right now, the consensus is that the Houston Texans (2nd overall), Indianapolis Colts (4th overall), Las Vegas Raiders (7th overall), Atlanta Falcons (8th overall) and Carolina Panthers (9th overall) will all have their sights set on drafting a quarterback in Round 1 of the 2023 NFL Draft. That's excellent news for the LA Rams.


The more quarterbacks chosen in Round 1, the more first-round talent will fall to them at the 36th overall pick in Round 2. Like who? Well, we can explore that in a later slide. For now, it is enough to state that the Rams roster needs at cornerback, edge rusher, safety, interior defensive lineman, and offensive lineman are best served at the 36th overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft by having five or more quarterbacks chosen in Round 1.