Which direction will the LA Rams go with the 19th overall pick?

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When it comes to the LA Rams and the underlying strategy of the team in the soon-to-arrive 2024 NFL Draft, there is no consensus over what the team will do. There is not even an agreement over what this team should do. After all, the optimal strategy for the team depends on how you view the team right now. That seems to be different for almost every fan.

Is this team on the cusp of competing in Super Bowl LIX? Is this team in need of next generation players at left tackle, quarterback, edge rusher, shutdown cornerback, or wide receiver? Is this team getting old at key positions, and needs to draft successors for veterans who may retire in the next year or two? Or is this roster still filled with numerous holes and unsafe depth that the team needs to optimize the number of picks to ensure all positional needs are addressed?

Based on your perspective, your interest in which direction the Rams take in the 2024 NFL Draft can be both logical and fundamentally opposed to the opinion of another fan, even though you both may have sound reasons for your conclusion.

Even NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah doesn't have a solid feel over what the team will do and reiterated that point in a recent article feature on the Rams' official website. In his article, Jeremiah covered all the bases by justifying reasons to trade up, stand pat, or even trade back. But which option will the Rams choose to take? That remains to be seen.

After all, there are inherent risks no matter what the team chooses. And with those risks come rewards. That's woven into the fabric of every NFL Draft. Choosing one option eliminates the opportunity of another option. If you need to recall what I mean by that, just look back on the Rams selection of speedy WR Tutu Atwell, and ignoring the chance to add center Creed Humphrey.

As we draw ever closer to Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft, let's revisit the options facing GM Les Snead and the LA Rams, and try to sum up the pros and cons of those options: