The Los Angeles Rams enter the 2023 NFL Draft armed with 11 draft selections, a relatively large haul for a franchise that has been synonymous with dealing away their draft capital. Despite boasting double-digit draft selections, the Rams will not make their first selection until pick No. 36 in the second round.
The defending 2022 Super Bowl Champions put together an underwhelming 5-12 record that amounted to a third-place finish in the NFC West while missing the postseason. Their struggles were marred by a lack of depth and injuries, as the loss of Odell Beckham Jr, in addition to season-ending injuries to Cooper Kupp and Matthew Stafford, proved too large to overcome. The addition of Baker Mayfield provided a late-season boost, though the former No. 1 overall pick finished just 2-3 in five starts for the Rams.
Many of the Rams’ additions last season proved to be short-term partnerships, as Mayfield departed in the offseason to sign with the quarterback-needy Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Linebacker Bobby Wagner also departed to return to their NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks. Los Angeles’ backend unit also saw a major change with the trade of Jalen Ramsey to the Miami Dolphins, while receiving tight end Hunter Long and a 2023 third-round pick (No. 77 overall) in return.
We’ll be tracking their picks throughout the three days of the 2023 NFL Draft, as well as any trades they make between now and the end of Saturday.
Round 2: No. 36: Steve Avila, G, TCU
Round 3: No. 77 (from Patriots through Dolphins) — Byron Young, DE, Tennessee
Round 3: No. 89 — Kobie Turner, DT, Wake Forest
Round 4: No. 128 (from Giants) — Stetson Bennett, QB, Georgia
Round 5: No. 161 — Nick Hampton, OLB, Appalachian State
Round 5: No. 174 (from Raiders through Texans) — Warren McClendon, OT, Georgia
Round 5: No. 175 (from Buccaneers) — Davis Allen, TE, Georgia
Round 5: No. 177 — Puka Nacua, WR, BYU
Round 6: No. 182 — Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU
Round 6: No. 189 (from Titans) — Ochaun Mathis, DE, Nebraska
Round 6: No. 215 (from Bills) — Zach Evans, RB, Ole Miss
Round 7: No. 223 — Ethan Evans, P, Wingate
Round 7: No. 259 (from Saints) — Desjuan Johnson, EDGE, Toledo