The Los Angeles Rams received attention from their new home and the entire NFL by selecting No.1 in the NFL Draft.
Everyone knew the Rams would select a quarterback, and most of us thought it would be Goff.
Nonetheless, how did the Rams do with the rest of their picks?
They did not have a full quantity of draft picks after trading for Goff. However, they did find some quality when they were on the clock.
Round 1, pick No. 1: Jared Goff, QB, California
Goff was the most pro ready prospect at quarterback. He is a Calif. native and precisely the splash the Rams need as the relocate to Los Angeles.
It will be interesting to see if the Rams start Goff. When young quarterbacks get thrown to the wolves, they can get gun-shy. Hopefully, the learned from that experience with Sam Bradford a few years ago. Nonetheless, this was a no-brainer pick
Round 4, pick No. 110: Tyler Higbee, TE, Western Kentucky
Higbee is in the middle of some off-field issues including second-degree assault charges.
However, the team need is there. The Rams lost starting tight end Jared Cook. They need a player who can come in and offer their quarterback an security blanket in the redzone
Round 4, pick No. 117: Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
This is right where many picked Cooper to get drafted. The Rams need playmakers at receiver, and Cooper was that at South Carolina.
His skillset might be a little too reminiscent of Tayvon Austin, as they are both undersized. However, Cooper can find a role in the slot. Again, the Rams need receiving threats, and they found one while trading down and getting another sixth-round pick.
Round 6, pick No. 177: Temarrick Hemingway, TE, South Carolina State
Hemingway is 6-foot-5 and ran a 4.7 second 40-yard dash. That is precisely the type of athlete worth gambling on this late. Again, the Rams had the need at tight end.
Plus, Hemmingway is a nice developmental prospect in case Higbee is hindered by law troubles.
Round 6, pick No. 190: Josh Forrest, LB, Kentucky
This is another pick that makes sense from a need stand-point. The Rams have Alex Ogletree recovering from injury, and James Laurinaitis was cut. Therefore, Forrest could earn himself a spot as a backup and on special teams.
Round 6, pick No. 190: Michael Thomas, WR, Southern Miss
The Rams need some size in the receiving corps, and that is why Thomas makes sense. He was very productive, registering more than 1,300 yards last year. Clearly, the Rams wanted to put some receiving targets around whoever plays quarterback.
Overall, the Rams find great value with their limited numbers of picks. They filled their biggest roster wholes with quality pieces that should compete for playing time soon. The Rams still have some glaring needs on defense, but they obtain a good grade for trying to get their quarterback some receiving options.
Overall Grade: B+