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The Professor’s pre-draft offseason review

Are the 2018 NFC Champions posed for a repeat? Its been an interesting offseason for the 2018 NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams. On the defensive side of the ball the Rams have either said goodbye to DT Ndamukong Suh, ILB Mark Barron and FS Lamarcus Joyner. The Rams responded by signing sweetheart deals for LB Clay Matthews coming from the Green Bay Packers and FS Eric Weddle from the Baltimore Ravens proving there’s nothing like being a winner and living in sunny Los Angeles. Between LT...

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Rams Twitter Mailbag: Final pre-draft questions surrounding L.A.

The NFL draft is nearly upon us with Round 1 kicking off on Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET. It’s been a shorter pre-draft process for the Rams than usual after they played into February, but the big night is finally here. In this week’s mailbag, I answer questions about the draft, the dreaded Super Bowl hangover and restricted free agent tenders. Troy Hill arrived for voluntary workouts this week, so it’s possible he did sign his tender and the Rams just didn’t announce it. Cory...

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Final mock draft roundup: Who experts have Rams taking

The day is almost upon us. The 2019 NFL Draft will start Thursday, signifying the official end of the NFL’s dead period. In a little over 24 hours from now, we’ll know who the Los Angeles Rams took with the 31st oveall pick. Experts are putting their finishing touches on their mock drafts, and we’ve compiled some of the notable ones from the past week below: Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com Round 1, pick 31: OL Chris Lindstrom, Boston College Lindstrom isn’t one of the players we’ve seen...

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The draft hinges on these 5 things

Here’s what will shape the course of the draft this year.

The 2019 NFL Draft starts tomorrow in Nashville. While the Los Angeles Rams aren’t scheduled to get involved until the 31st overall pick, anything could happen.

But our team aside, here are the five things that will shape the early course of the draft.

Sorting through the quarterbacks

Nothing dominates early draft activity or motivates trades up more than quarterback prospects. While at this point we’d all be surprised if the...

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Rams make big trade for Brian Burns in Doug Farrar's final mock draft

Despite re-signing Dante Fowler Jr. and adding Clay Matthews in free agency, the Los Angeles Rams are almost certain to add an edge rusher in the draft this weekend. Whether that’s in the first round or the sixth, no one truly knows, but they’ll have their eyes on some quarterback hunters. Brian Burns would be one of the best prospects in the entire draft for the Rams, but he’s not likely to fall to No. 31 overall. That doesn’t make it impossible for the Rams to land him, of course,...

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Three Rams make top 50 in NFL merchandise sales

The Los Angeles Rams appear to be one of the most exciting and popular teams in the NFL after winning their division the last two years, but merchandise sales suggest otherwise. Fans still aren’t going out and buying jerseys of their favorite Rams players despite their increased exposure to national audiences. The NFL Players Association released its annual list of the top 50 players in merchandise sales, spanning from March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019. Three Rams made the list this year,...

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Past trades have prepared Rams for long wait on draft night

The Los Angeles Rams haven’t made a first-round pick since taking Jared Goff first overall in 2016. The trade they made to draft Goff cost them their first-rounder in 2017, and in 2018, they sent the 23rd overall pick to the Patriots for Brandin Cooks. Barring a last-minute trade, the Rams will head into the draft with the 31st selection in the first round. In such a deep draft class, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, considering how many talented players are likely to be available...

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2019 NFL draft: Do's and don'ts for the Rams

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The NFL draft is critical to the future success of each franchise, given the difficulty that comes with trying to select players who will blossom into starters at the next level. The Los Angeles Rams already have a strong base on their roster and only have a few holes to fill, allowing them some flexibility when they go on the clock. Their draft board is just about set and they’ve got their eyes on a handful of prospects who could be available in the first round,...

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Rams' Kevin Demoff compares QB market to buying houses in L.A.

The Los Angeles Rams announced some expected but notable news on Tuesday at Les Snead and Sean McVay’s pre-draft press conference, sharing that Jared Goff’s fifth-year option for 2020 has been exercised. He’s now under contract for two more years, costing the Rams $8.9 million next season and $22.73 million the following year. That two-year total of $31.63 million looks like a bargain compared to some of the other contracts out there, like Russell Wilson’s four-year, $140 million...

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Sosa’s mock draft v 3.0

Sosa shares his final mock draft of the season. Could the Rams’ coup in the 2019 NFL Draft look anything alike?

We’ve made it. We’re now just one sleep away from the kickoff of the 2019 NFL Draft, and that means my final mock draft of the season comes at you today.

It’ll be hard to project what the Los Angeles Rams might plan to do, so that’s not what I’m attempting here, I’ve already attempted that in the past. This mock will simply be a “what I’d do” if I were the...

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Rams announce dates and times of 2019 preseason games

The 2019 preseason schedule was announced a few weeks ago, revealing which four teams the Los Angeles Rams will play in the exhibition games this year. Only one game had an exact date and time, however, and that was the matchup against the Cowboys in Hawaii. On Tuesday, the Rams announced the rest of their preseason dates and times with their first game coming on Aug. 10 against the Raiders. Aug. 10 at Raiders, 5 p.m. PT Aug. 17 vs. Cowboys, 7 p.m. PT (Hawaii) Aug. 24 vs. Broncos, 6 p.m. PT...

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Random Ramsdom 4/24

Final roster reinforcements coming as the NFL Draft nears

Could the Los Angeles Rams opt to simply play their hand as is? I Rams Wire

Many have predicted that the Rams will opt for quantity and trade back on draft day, however there are plenty of high-end talents that could fall and make them consider holding onto their first round pick.

Jared Goff locked in with fifth-year option I NFL Network

Jared Goff will be a Ram through the 2020 season after the club exercised Goff’s fifth-year...

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VIDEO: McVay, Snead discuss 2019 NFL Draft approach

Here’s what the Rams’ head duo had to say as we near the 2019 NFL Draft.

Los Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay & GM Les Snead

(Opening Remarks)

Snead: “I will open and no offense to everybody else in the room, but I’ll call this the annual (Los Angeles Times reporter) Gary Klein Day because he mentioned the other day, he did ask me if we were going to do the fifth-year option with (QB) Jared (Goff). I was like, ‘Yes.’ And he was like, ‘When?’ And I’m like, ‘I really don’t...

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Rams open to trading back, but 'have to be prepared to pick at 31'

The Los Angeles Rams haven’t been afraid to wheel and deal both before and during the NFL draft in recent years, striking several trades since 2016. Just in the last three years, they’ve traded up for Jared Goff, acquired Sammy Watkins, Brandin Cooks and Dante Fowler Jr., as well as Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. In all, those trades left them without a first-rounder in 2017 and no picks until Round 3 last year. In this week’s draft, the Rams pick at No. 31 overall but not again until...

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Rams exercise Jared Goff’s option

The Rams have exercised Jared Goff‘s fifth-year option, according to a team announcement. With that move, the quarterback is now under contract through the 2020 season. Some of this year’s fifth-year option calls may be tricky, but this one goes in the no-brainer category. After a rough start to his professional career, Goff has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the past two years under the tutelage of head coach Sean McVay. He, of course, led the Rams to an NFC Championship and a...

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Les Snead: Potentially historic D-line draft class is good and bad for Rams

The Los Angeles Rams picked a good year to need defensive linemen and edge rushers. The incoming class of draft prospects is one of the best in recent memory along the defensive front, boasting everything from elite talents like Nick Bosa to mid-round underrated players like Khalen Saunders. There’s no doubt the Rams will be targeting edge rushers and defensive tackles early in the draft, it just remains to be seen when exactly they’ll pull the trigger on one. The first round is...

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Why the Rams might need to take a RB early in the draft

Todd Gurley is the highest-paid running back in the NFL. If he isn’t able to run enough to justify it, the Rams need a better backup plan. The 2019 NFL Draft is just around the corner. And with the Los Angeles Rams looking at roster gaps on the offensive line and at every level of defense, most mock drafts have us targeting prospects that seem awfully familiar by now. But there is one factor that could completely change the Rams’ draft plans. The status of RB Todd Gurley’s knee. By...

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Rams should be thrilled to see Frank Clark out of the NFC West

Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams got some great news on Tuesday and they didn’t have to lift a finger to make it happen. According to reports, the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade pass rusher Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for draft picks. Ford was franchise tagged by the Seahawks, but with Russell Wilson paid and Bobby Wagner likely up next, they realized they couldn’t pay everyone. And so they shipped Clark to Kansas City for a first- and second-round pick,...

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Rams pick up Jared Goff's 5th-year option for 2020

Jared Goff will be the Los Angeles Rams’ quarterback for at least the next two seasons – barring a major injury or change. General manager Les Snead announced on Tuesday at the team’s pre-draft press conference that the Rams have exercised Goff’s fifth-year option for 2020. They had until early May to make that decision, but there was no sense waiting to make the inevitable official. Sean McVay reiterated the high praise that Snead gave Goff, saying he’s looking forward to working...

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Rams pick up Jared Goff’s fifth-year option

The Rams announced Tuesday they have exercised the fifth-year option on Jared Goff‘s contract for 2020. The move comes as no surprise given Goff was the No. 1 overall pick in 2016 and was the Rams’ starting quarterback in Super Bowl LIII. Los Angeles exercised the fifth-year options on running back Todd Gurley and cornerback [more]

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