LA Rams 2023 NFL Draft tracker

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Keep up to date with the LA Rams picks and trades with our 2023 NFL Draft tracker.

How many picks will be made during the 2023 NFL Draft?

The NFL knows that it has a winner on its hands in terms of television programming and revenue. And so, the decision was made to split the draft from one very long day into a three-day event. Day 1 and 2 have much more intensive media coverage and have plenty of entertainment value. Day 3 of the NFL Draft is as close to the days of yore as you will ever get, with picks happening in rapid fire.

  • Round 1: Picks 1-31 held on Thursday, April 27 at 5:00 pm PT
  • Rounds 2-3: Picks 32-102 held on Friday, April 28 at 4:00 pm PT
  • Rounds 4-7: Picks 103-259 Saturday, April 29 at 9:00 am PT

How long do teams have to make their selection in the 2022 NFL Draft?

By design, and the introduction of three days of televised broadcasting, the event is designed to fill a lot of television time.  Since NFL teams will only make 31 selections in the first round, each team will have 10 minutes to make a pick (320+ minutes of programming). Why just 31 picks? The Miami Dolphins were penalized for tampering with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, and are forced to forfeit their first-round pick as a result.

Then in round two, the amount of time teams have for each selection is reduced to seven minutes.

From rounds three through six, the amount of time is reduced once more (due to the addition of comp picks) to a maximum of five minutes.

In the final round, round seven reduces the amount of time per selection all the way down to four minutes.

What are compensatory (a.k.a comp) picks in the NFL Draft?

The practice first began in 1994 as the NFL attempted to compensate those teams who were particularly hard hit by the exodus of highly skilled veterans who signed lucrative contracts to play for other NFL teams. The Baltimore Ravens led by then GM Ozzie Newsome was among the first NFL team to popularize optimizing comp picks in their roster strategy. Similarly, LA Rams GM Les Snead has adopted that philosophy in recent years as well.

Compensatory picks are not earned. Rather, they are awarded via a complex algorithm that assess the net gain or loss of free agents per team per year. When a team loses more players than they sign, the algorithm then assesses the underlying contract value of lost players. Awarded compensatory picks are then added to the end of each round of the next NFL Draft. In the 2023 NFL Draft, the LA Rams have been awarded four compensatory picks:

  1. Round 5 - 167th Overall
  2. Round 5 - 171st Overall
  3. Round 5 - 177th Overall
  4. Round 7 - 251st Overall. TRADED to Pittsburgh Steelers for 234th overall

UPDATED: April 28, 2023 9:00 pm PT

How many picks do the Rams have in the 2023 NFL Draft?

The LA Rams enter the 2023 NFL Draft with an initial complement of 11 draft picks. Is that enough to fill the LA Rams roster? Not even close.

The Rams now have made 3 selections on Day 2, and have an additional 9 picks to use on Day 3 of the draft.

  • Round Pick
  • Day 2- Round 2  36th Overall
  • Day 2 - Round 3   69th Overall
  • Day 2 - Round 3  77th overall (via Dolphins)
  • HUGE GAP (90 picks) leading to the lightning round
  • Day 3 - Round 5   167th overall (comp pick)
  • Day 3 - Round 5   171st overall (comp pick)
  • Day 3 - Round 5  177th overall (comp pick)
  • Day 3 - Round 6   182nd overall
  • Day 3 - Round 6   189th overall (via Titans)
  • Day 3 - Round 6   191st overall (via Packers)
  • Day 3 - Round 7  223rd overall
  • Day 3 - Round 7   234th overall (via Steelers)

Rams rookie selections:

As the Rams choose, we will add draft profiles and some intriguing information live in this section. To get an idea of what we're talking about, check out our 2022 NFL Draft Tracker last year. That about covers it for now until the LA Rams begin making their selections.


Round 2  36th Overall

The LA Rams shock by selecting TCU IOL Steve Avila with the 36th overall pick. Avila should be able to start either at offensive guard or offensive center. He's a Day 1 starter folks.

Round 3   69th Overall TRADE

CORRECTION: Originally reported as Rams trade pick 69 to Texans for picks 73 and 161. cites this trade as 69 and 191 to Texans, 73 and 161 to LA Rams.

Round 3 73rd overall (via Texans) TRADE

Round 3  77th overall (via Dolphins)

The LA Rams flip to the defense and pick up their starting pass rusher, Tennessee Edge rusher Byron Young.

Round 3 89th overall (via Giants)

Staying on the defensive side of the football, the LA Rams pick up a potential backup for DL Aaron Donald with the addition of Wake Forest defensive tackle Kobie Turner.


Round 4 128th overall (via Giants)

The LA Rams needed to grab a backup quarterback, and having been thwarted twice already, the Rams pulled the trigger. A reach? Maybe. But the Rams fill a huge hold on the Rams roster with this pick. If you need an NFL quarterback comparison? Think Gardner Minshew, and you are in the right ballpark . . .

Round 5 161st overall (via Texans)

The LA Rams get an incredibly versatile ILB/OLB from Appalachian State, Nick Hampton at 161.

Round 5   167th overall (comp pick) TRADE

The LA Rams chose to add a pick by trading back. The Rams give up the 167th overall pick for the 174th overall pick and the 259th overall pick.

Round 5   171st overall (comp pick) TRADE

The LA Rams traded their 171st pick tot he Buccaneers for the 175th overall and 252nd overall picks

Round 5  174th overall (comp pick)

The LA Rams add a solid offensive lineman, a great depth player who is easily projected as the Rams new swing tackle.

Round 5  175th overall (comp pick)

The LA Rams grab a solid tight end with their 175th pick, Clemson tight end Davis Allen.

Round 5  177th overall (comp pick)

The LA Rams finally grab their WR for Rams HC Sean McVay at the end of Round 5, choosing BYU WR Puka Nacua.

Round 6   182nd overall

The LA Rams may have found a secondary starter at 182 in Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson. Projected as high as Round 3, he fills the comparable role on the Rams defense filled by former Rams DB Darious Williams.

Round 6   189th overall (via Titans)

The LA Rams triple down at Edge rusher, selecting Edge rusher Ochaun Mathis at 189. He has tremendous promise, but failed to achieve to his full potential.

Round 6 - 215th overall ACQUIRED VIA Trade

At Pick 215 LA Rams draft RB Zach Evans

Round 7  223rd overall

The LA Rams finally grab their first special teams specialist in punter Ethan Evans. Because he is from a small college football program, he is severely underscouted. He averaged over 40 yards per punt, and was noted for his ability to force receivers to fair catch. Rams land their starting punter.

Round 7   234th overall (via Steelers)

At 234, the LA Rams finally grab a safety, and he is a good one.

Round 7   252nd overall (via Buccaneers) TRADED

Round 7   259th overall (via Texans)

With the last pick of the 2023 NFL Draft, the LA Rams add DT Desjuan Johnson

Johnson had a huge performance in annual East-West Shrine Bowl.

That's it folks. The Rams added 14 rookies to a 44 man roster. That brings this team to 58, shrinking the number of UDFAs needing to be signed to 32. That's next . . .