5 sensational selections that the Rams made in 2024 NFL Draft

NFL Combine - LA Rams GM Les Snead
NFL Combine - LA Rams GM Les Snead / Michael Hickey/GettyImages
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The LA Rams may have earned a berth in the 2024 NFL Playoffs with a fantastic 7-1 run to close out the 2023 NFL season, but getting there and winning there are two different things. Rams Head Coach Sean McVay knows that, as does GM Les Snead. So the theme of the 2024 offseason was more than changing tires and refilling the gas tank of the roster. The front office set an objective that went beyond finding ways to create defensive opportunities in life after All-Pro DT Aaron Donald.

Did they succeed? We must now wait and see.

But even as we cannot 'know' how well the team will turn out, we can sit back, ponder, and be pleased with the effort of the Rams personnel department and front office with their work to restock this roster. After all, despite the shortcomings of instant grades for free agency signings and draft selections, much of the immediate reaction is less about what that prospect will do in the NFL and more about how well the front office did in addressing perceived shortfalls in the roster before the draft or free agency.

Think of it this way. Everyone is happy on the day that they sign for the purchase of a house. You don't know the neighborhood yet. You don't have personal experience with the public transportation system just yet. You haven't had reasons to deal with the police department, fire department, or school system either. But you are still thrilled to have a new home because, well, it's new.

That's just one of the reasons why NFL fans have every right to judge the quality of their team's draft. It's their first impression. And as training camp unfolds, and the season progresses, those same fans will learn more about the team and the player to confirm or disprove the conclusions from those first impressions.

That will take time. For now, let's step back and add some logic to those first impressions. If you are like me, the more you've learned about the team's draft, the more there is to love about it. Let's dive right into this Rams draft class and cite five solid reasons why Rams fans should feel very good about this draft class.