Which Direction Should Rams Go With Their First Pick?

For a team with limited draft capital, there are several routes the Rams could go when they’re finally on the clock.

There have been dozens of mock drafts so far this offseason, and with just over a month until the draft kicks off, there will be even more to come. 

However, the Los Angeles Rams find themselves in a potentially sticky situation come April. They only have six draft picks and don’t pick until the second round. 

For a team looking to rebound from a 5-12 season, and with limited cap space as well, such limited draft capital complicates that process. As such, the question becomes this – when the Rams are finally on the clock at pick No. 36, what do they do with said pick?

Depending on where you look, a popular choice for the Rams with their first pick is offensive line, and for good reason. The Rams set an NFL record with 12 different offensive line combinations in the first 12 weeks of the season last season after a plethora of injuries throughout the group. 

As such, drafting an offensive lineman here makes sense. Despite not picking until No. 36, the Rams could be in good position to fortify the trenches. Names such as Cody Mauch of North Dakota State and Matthew Bergeron of Syracuse are often linked to the Rams. 

Other mocks have the Rams going linebacker to replace Bobby Wagner, however, that might not be seen as pressing of a need compared to the offensive line. Another popular pick, which isn’t a major area of need, is tight end Luke Musgrave out of Oregon State. 

Until the Rams are on the clock in April there is no way of telling which direction they might go with this pick. However, for a team that struggled mightily in the trenches, it could benefit them to add to the offensive line with their first pick. 

You can find Connor Zimmerlee on Twitter @Connorjz98

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