Latest LA Rams Mock Draft plays the numbers game to address vital needs

2024 NFL Draft
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Even now, as LA Rams fans await news of who may be signed to the roster and for how much via the 2024 NFL Free Agency market, a bigger onramp to this team waits on the horizon. The 2024 NFL Draft waits for the team to select 11 choice rookie prospects to the team.

When the LA Rams step up on Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft, the team will have more options than you might imagine. Whether your preference with that first selection is offense or defense, there will be prospects on the draft board that some will swear to being truly game-changing rookies. If there is a run on quarterbacks early in the draft, the number of key contributors at other positions may be overwhelming.

But there is an inherent risk no matter what the Rams do on Day 1.

There will be opportunity costs in the 2024 NFL Draft. As the team makes their selections, or trades, the opportunity to select alternative prospects may frustrate some fans who strongly supported a specific player. But judging a draft too soon is no more accurate than judging a cake by viewing the ingredients at the grocer's checkout counter.

A draft should not be judged too quickly. A free agency effort should not be graded immediately after contracts are signed. The proof in that pudding comes after players showcase what they can do on a football field months later. There will be OTAs, training camp, and preseason games that will serve as checkpoints along the way.

NFL teams are best assessed after the NFL Draft by assessing how the team had managed to address roster needs in terms of depth and competition. And the draft is co-dependant with free agency, as both events serve to add talent to the roster.

So, what might the LA Rams have up their metaphorical sleeve in the 2024 NFL Draft