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How to replicate LA Rams draft using online mock draft simulators

So the LA Rams may be starting late in the 2021 NFL Draft, but all that means is that the scouting department must work that much harder. And to do that, the Rams have already been working the circuit of meeting with prospects before the 2021 NFL Draft. By the last count, the number was […] How to replicate LA Rams draft using online mock draft simulators - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

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3 LA Rams draft day trades to rock the NFL

The LA Rams have some positional needs, as do 31 other NFL teams. And this is the time of year that NFL analysts will do their darndest to convince you that their opinions of a particular prospect’s chances to succeed in the NFL are a near certainty. Only, it’s not. The NFL Draft’s only certainty […] 3 LA Rams draft day trades to rock the NFL - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

Revenge of the Birds

News and notes from the Los Angeles Rams heading into the 2021 NFL Draft

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Happy Sunday one and all. As we head into the final week of waiting for the 2021 NFL Draft we have to check in on the NFC West. What is going on with the Arizona Cardinals rivals, let’s take a look around the NFC West starting with a look at the Los Angeles Rams from Turf Show Times. 4 positions the Rams could target in the draft with 2022 in mind - Turf Show TimesIf Les Snead likes to draft needs a year early, this could be what he’s seeking in 2021’s class NFL Draft: 5 spots in the first round that are significant to the Rams -...

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Who is Les Snead’s best Day 3 draft pick?

Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Rams general manager Les Snead has been a part of NFL front offices since he joined the Jaguars in 1995, then moved to the Falcons in 1997. He’s been a part of the decisions that put Matt Ryan in Atlanta, as well as drafting Aaron Donald for the Rams two years after he became the GM. But Snead’s track record for day three — albeit a part of the draft that deserves extensive slack for players who never make it in the NFL or who only carve out special teams roles — has not been stellar. Though there...

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NFL draft: Rams could snap up offensive linemen

The team's needs include a center to replace Austin Blythe and a tackle to succeed Andrew Whitworth (eventually)

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LA Rams NFL Draft Order 2021: NFC West draft picks in each round

The LA Rams may be one of the last teams to pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but the Rams are not the team with the fewest picks in this draft: That distinction is reserved for the LA Rams NFC West rivals, the Seattle Seahawks.  And as I delved into the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, […] LA Rams NFL Draft Order 2021: NFC West draft picks in each round - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

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LA Rams Goff-Stafford trade: Way too soon winners and losers

If you haven’t already heard, the LA Rams lit up the NFL headlines with a blockbuster trade on Saturday, January 30, 2021. The first thing that happens after an NFL Draft, an NFL free agent signing, or an NFL Trade is the inevitable grade, the winners and losers, I am no fan of the exercise […] LA Rams Goff-Stafford trade: Way too soon winners and losers - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

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LA Rams pre-draft meetings climbs to 21

The LA Rams are still chalking up meetings with prospects and the net is being cast far and wide.  The team meets with players to round out the information they have and fill in the holes with data that is needed to make objective comparisons and to ensure that their data is a complete and […] LA Rams pre-draft meetings climbs to 21 - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

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Random Ramsdom: Rams land S Jevon Holland in USA Today mock

Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web. In the latest mock by Luke Easterling of The Draft Wire, the Rams choose to reinforce their secondary that lost two starting bodies from a year ago in safety John Johnson III and cornerback Troy Hill. With the 57th-overall pick, the Rams took Oregon safety Jevon Holland, a 6’0, 205-pound defender with the versatility to play on the back end or come up and guard the slot. Holland opted-out of the 2020 season, but he was going to enter his third campaign with nine...

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Should Rams consider LB Baron Browning with top pick?

Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via We know that Les Snead loves a Senior Bowl standout The LA Rams are known to be fans of players who standout at the Senior Bowl and Ohio State linebacker Baron Browning was one such example this year. Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy described Browning as having possibly “the highest ceiling” of any outside linebacker in the draft this year and his measurables seem to also match the expecations. Could make a strong case @OhioStateFB Baron Browning (6031v, 241v, 33 arm, 81 wing) is highest ceiling OLB in 2021 draft. Potential...

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How the Rams’ lack of future first round picks could impact their first choice in 2021

Photo by David Madison/ Why offensive tackle could be rising up the boards The last time the LA Rams had their first round draft pick in the same year as that draft was 2019, when the team elected to trade down from 31st to 45th, as the Atlanta Falcons wanted Kaleb McGary. In 2017, the first rounder had been traded the previous year, as was the case in 2020 following the Jalen Ramsey deal, which also sapped Les Snead of his first rounder this April. So knowing that Snead also traded his first round picks in 2022 and 2023 for Matthew Stafford this year, how could the...

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LA Rams 2021 NFL Draft: 5 Bold Predictions

As much as I would like to portray the 2021 NFL Draft as routine and predictable, it’s not. This draft will be one of the wildest rides in recent history. Perhaps one of the wildest drafts in the history of the event. And compounding the issue for the LA Rams is the fact that there […] LA Rams 2021 NFL Draft: 5 Bold Predictions - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

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5 NFL FA centers for the LA Rams to keep an eye on

Okay, the LA Rams have six picks, don’t make their first selection until the 57th pick, and need an offensive center in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. That’s not a good situation.  Other NFL teams will be able to leap ahead of the Rams for a center no matter where the Rams pick. And make […] 5 NFL FA centers for the LA Rams to keep an eye on - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

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Rams Mock Draft 2021: Seven-round projections

Looking forward to the 2021 NFL Draft? Here's an in-depth look at what the Rams will do.

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Bad optics can pose long-term impact for LA Rams Aaron Donald

The LA Rams have plenty on their plate right now. The 2021 NFL Free Agency market is winding down. The 2021 NFL Draft is winding up. And through it all, the LA Rams are running their numbers, mocking numerous scenarios, making countless comparisons and contrasts, all to make the best decisions possible to arrive at […] Bad optics can pose long-term impact for LA Rams Aaron Donald - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

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Rams all about receivers in their pre-draft visits

Photo by Mark Brown/ Which would you prefer? When the LA Rams signed DeSean Jackson to a contract worth up to $4.5 million despite the fact that he’s barely played in the last two years and is turning 35 in December, it seemed to signal that the team was getting desperate for a number three option. It doesn’t matter if “only” $2.75 million is guaranteed — that’s still a lot for Jackson given the circumstances and the lowered 2021 salary cap — the Rams still have to conduct business this year as if they will be spending the full $4.5 million on him. And yet...

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Random Ramsdom: NFL unveils key dates for 2021 offseason

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web. The 2021 NFL Draft is just two weeks away and following the last big event of the offseason, things will begin to simmer down as the league works its’ way into their virtually-adjusted offseason program once more. A summary of the NFL’s offseason program: pic.twitter.com/1wlQQ38Pt8— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 14, 2021 On Wednesday, the league sent out the tentative schedule for their first three phases of the offseason, spanning from April 19 all the way to June 18. Here...

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Rams day 3 mock draft

BRIANA SANCHEZ/EL PASO TIMES, El Paso Times via Imagn Content Services, LLC Who could the Rams select after the third round? The Athletic’s Dane Brugler posted a full 7-round mock draft this week and obviously that included six picks for the Los Angeles Rams. Out of respect for Dane’s paywall, but also because mock drafts are just fictional pre-event fodder anyway, I’m not going to highlight who he had the Rams selecting on day two. Instead, let’s focus on the three players he mocked to the Rams on day three, an area of the draft that people rarely talk about....

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LA Rams 2021 NFL Draft: Interview w WVU’s DL Darius Stills

The LA Rams are heading for the 2021 NFL Draft, and are armed with just six picks.  That truly is but a small number of picks in the vast number of 255 player selections in this upcoming draft. It may not seem like very much, but even that number is 2.3 percent of the total […] LA Rams 2021 NFL Draft: Interview w WVU’s DL Darius Stills - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

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Medical flags could plop top center Dickerson into Rams lap in draft

The LA Rams are looking for an offensive center in the 2021 NFL Draft. That’s no secret. What you may not realize is the fact that a top center may fall to the Rams at 57. Wouldn’t that be something? There aren’t many centers the size of Alabama’s Landon Dickerson in the NFL, and perhaps […] Medical flags could plop top center Dickerson into Rams lap in draft - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

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Which positions will LA Rams target after this year’s draft?

With 67 players under contract and the potential to sign six more players from this year’s draft (assuming they don’t trade back with other teams to grab some more picks in the later rounds), the LA Rams should have 73 potential roster spots filled by the end of April. That leaves 17 vacancies to fill […] Which positions will LA Rams target after this year’s draft? - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

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LA Rams disproving fallacy of NFL Draft first-round picks

The LA Rams treat the value of their first-round draft picks just like the girl in the Beatles song Ticket to Ride. Only, instead of the fact that she’s got a ticket to ride, the LA Rams don’t have a first-round pick. But the outcome is the exact same. They don’t care. And no, it’s […] LA Rams disproving fallacy of NFL Draft first-round picks - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

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Random Ramsdom: Rams select LB Ernest Jones in Mel Kiper’s latest mock

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web. ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper just published his latest two-round mock draft and he has the Rams avoiding several other prominent needs to select South Carolina linebacker Ernest Jones with the 57th-overall pick. Jones is a lengthy, rangy linebacker who was a tackling machine during the 2020 season. In just nine games played, he finished with 86 total tackles, including a pair of games where he notched at least 18 stops. He also added five tackles-for-loss and a sack. As a junior, Jones...

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NFL Draft 2021: Prediction – LA Rams shake up draft at 57

The LA Rams make their first selection with the 57th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. By the time that the Rams step up to the podium, 30 other NFL teams will have already made a selection. In fact, two teams, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Miami Dolphins will have made four selections each by […] NFL Draft 2021: Prediction – LA Rams shake up draft at 57 - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

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NFL Draft 2021: 7 QB hungry trade partners for the LA Rams

The LA Rams do not want nor need a quarterback in this draft. And yet, the quarterback mania of this year’s draft may yet play a role for the Rams and their overall draft strategy. After all, up to 12 NFL teams may be shopping for a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft, and there […] NFL Draft 2021: 7 QB hungry trade partners for the LA Rams - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - LA Rams News and Fan Community

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The state of the NFC: Where do the Rams rank as the draft approaches?

Mike De Sisti / The Milwaukee Jo via Imagn Content Services, LLC A check-in around the division and the conference When the LA Rams last played, they fell to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round. Prior to that, they easily bested the 12-4 Seahawks in Seattle. When the Packers last played, they lost to the TB Buccaneers in the NFC Championship and when Tampa last played, a team that finished second in their own division behind the New Orleans Saints, they won it all. The NFC is plenty loaded at the top. Things got more loaded for the Rams when they swapped out...

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NFL Draft: Day 2 becoming the sweet spot for wide receivers

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Will the Rams go receiver on day two again? Since 2018, a total of three classes, 97 wide receivers have been picked in the NFL Draft. That seems like a lot but 24 of those players went 200th or later and prospects picked after the fifth round rarely turn into NFL contributors. A team drafting a receiver in rounds six or seven might only be looking for special teams contributors, run game blockers, and projectable shots in the dark. If a team wants to draft a starting receiver who might prove capable of making life difficult for opposing...

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Poll: Who is your “AFC team”?

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports It can be frustrating to sit out the first round of the draft every year, so perhaps in the case of the LA Rams, fans can find day one excitement with another team in the NFL. Usually, that “number two team” would be in the opposite conference, though I realize plenty of people have various reasons for looking elsewhere when the A-squad isn’t involved. But there are plenty of AFC teams with intriguing reasons to follow them right now, especially as it pertains to the 2021 draft. The Jaguars pick first and will add Trevor Lawrence...

Is Todd Gurley worthy of a top pick? Where to draft Zeke Elliott, Melvin Gordon | The Fantasy Show

Matthew Berry addresses the concerns of fantasy football managers on Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley and his unpredictable workload in 2019. Berry also breaks down how to handle the holdouts of Ezekiel Elliott with the Dallas Cowboys and Melvin