LA Rams Behind the Grind series gives fans epic experience to draft

The LA Rams Behind the Grind series for 2024 is an epic insight into the behind the curtains look of this team that will become a journey to remember for a lifetime.
Los Angeles Rams Minicamp, Sean McVay
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Behind the Grind: Chapter II

The LA Rams entered the 2024 NFL Draft with another huge shopping list and a need for cosmic intervention to pull off the perfect draft. Let's not kid ourselves. Even after a very impressive 2023 NFL season, the team continued to face shortcomings in depth. And the transition from 2023 to 2024 continued to expose the team to a lack of quality talent at key positions.

But this was not a typical draft for the LA Rams. This was the first draft since the team hired HC Sean McVay that the team was armed with a pick in Round 1, the 19th overall pick, and the speculation was running wild over how this team would ultimately use that selection. Prior to the draft the Rams confirmed that all options were on the table: Trading up, standing pat, or trading back.

In episode two, the Behind the Grind series covers the 2024 NFL Draft from the LA Rams perspective. Here are the topics covered in episode two:

  • (2:15) - Behind the Draft
  • (6:04) - UCLA Pro Day
  • (9:00) - First round pick
  • (11:30) - Rams draft headquarters
  • (16:24) - Package deal from Seminoles defensive front
  • (19:00) - Trading up for Fiske
  • (21:45) - The call
  • (24:20) - Round 3
  • (28:30) - NFL Draft Day 3
  • (33:00) - OTAs preview

What is perhaps the most unique aspect of this episode is the manner in which you can see the Rams brain trust active brainstorm strategies over the 2024 NFL Draft, and the reasons behind the team's almost obsessive interest in trading up for the second Florida State Seminoles defender, DT Braden Fiske.

It's a thrill to see the footage of how Snead and McVay exhibit the enthusiasm of reuniting Jared Verse and Braden Fiske on the Rams roster, and the unedited expression of that enthusiasm when the team pulls off that almost miraculous maneuvering to do so. This episode is loaded with fine details that certainly set up the fans for the final two episodes in this series.