NFL Draft 2024: Best options for the Los Angeles Rams with No. 19 pick

If all goes according to plan, these prospects would be best-case scenario for L.A.
L.A. Rams, Terrion Arnold
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The Los Angeles Rams enter the 2024 NFL Draft holding the no. 19 overall pick in the first round, which is a bit later than some might have projected them to pick a year ago.

After a fairly competitive season, the Rams look to build on some momentum and hopefully get back to the postseason.

With that no. 19 pick, the Rams could have a plethora of options to select from, many of which would be worthy of that selection. However, which players would be ideal if still available?

The Rams would be fortunate if one of these five players were available at no. 19 overall

Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

Maybe the biggest wildcard of the first round is Georgia tight end Brock Bowers. He very well could be a top-10 player in this class, but depending on how teams view needs versus talent, there's a chance he could slip. If Bowers is there at no. 19, there should be no hesitation. The Rams' offense getting another prolific weapon in the passing game would be far too great to pass up, especially with the team being able to save some money by moving on from Tyler Higbee in 2025.

Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

Who is CB1 in this class? It could end up being Alabama's Terrion Arnold, and if he were to be there at the 19th pick, Los Angeles would be getting a tremendous value. And, it's not that crazy to think a scenario like this would happen. Quarterback, offensive tackle and wide receiver could dominate the first half of the first round. Beyond that, you never know what might happen. Arnold has a case to be the top corner in this class.

Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

Like Arnold, Toledo's Quinyon Mitchell would plead his case as the top cornerback in this class. One of the fastest guys in the draft, Mitchell ran a 4.33 in his 40-yard dash at the Combine. But, he's not just speed. He has the ideal size for an outside corner and ball skills to boot. Mitchell or Arnold would be phenomenal picks for the Rams in Round 1.

Byron Murphy, DT, Texas

If L.A. had the chance to get arguably the best defensive player in the draft at no. 19, it would be tough to pass up. Texas defensive lineman Byron Murphy has an argument to be the best defender in this class, although we could see some edge rushers or corners go before him. The Rams' defensive line surprised last year, and adding someone like Murphy to the fold would only further the group's improvement.

JC Latham, OT, Alabama

Finally, no. 19 could be the sweet spot for the Rams to land a top offensive tackle like Alabama's JC Latham. Should the top two or three corners be taken, along with Murphy and Bowers, then Latham is certainly in play here. The Rams could solidify a tackle spot for the next several years with Latham.