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Rams are already ramping up for the 2024 NFL Draft

Even as the LA Rams organization is not attending the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine with a full entourage of personnel executives, scouts, and coaches, the team is well represented with enough scouts to ensure that everyone who remains behind gets a full 360-degree picture of rookie prospects.

But the type of delegation of roles and responsibilities does not just happen. Even with fewer actual persons in attendance than other NFL teams, the LA Rams must still gather data, assess rookie prospects, and build their profiles that afford decision-makers key and relevant data on which to base their opinions.

And so, days earlier, the team has already set about aligning their draft process, and have even held their first of multiple draft meetings to coalesce everyone around common goals and ensure that real data is at everyone's disposal:

The 2024 NFL Scouting Combine had invited 321 NFL candidates, but the real number of rookies considered by the Rams team is closer to 500+ prospects. Even with that number, some worthy football players may not get the attention that they deserve.

The need to focus quickly from the universe of potential candidates down to a finite number who meet the criteria of talent, cultural fit, and draft availability is not a science. But it does matter, as any number of draft simulations done in pre-draft preparation allow the organization to understand the likelihood of which players will be available on the draft board, and when.

That strategy was instrumental for the team's unparalleled success during the 2023 NFL Draft, and could be a key force to success in the 2024 NFL Draft as well.