The Los Angeles Rams last entered the draft with a first round pick in 2019, then they proceeded to trade back multiple times, unknowingly assuring that the franchise would go at least seven straight years without a first round pick. Barring a future trade, of course, but one that is nearly impossible in 2021. So as usual, the Rams will be sitting out of the first round, instead enjoying day one with a glass of natural wine in one hand and Jalen Ramsey’s rights in the other.
The perception of Donald began to change with his dominant performance at the Senior Bowl and especially after one of the best individual workouts ever at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Donald had to convince scouts he had the physical makeup for his game to translate, because too many were hung up on his being a 6'1 , 285-pound defensive tackle. The same applies to Louisiana Tech's Milton Williams.
The LA Rams might only have one obvious need entering the draft and we all know that it is at center. But so few rookies ever contribute in the NFL that it would be unfair to assume that the real team “needs” are those positions that look dire for the upcoming season, as opposed to the probable issues that a franchise could face in the following one, two, or three years after that.