Guards have become increasingly important in NFL roster building of late. To maximize Jared Goff and Todd Gurley’s potential, look for the Rams to take Colby Gossett at No. 176 out of Appalachian State. He is 6-foot-5, 311 pounds with 33 7/8 arms and 10 7/8 inch hands.
The Rams have the luxury to load up on offensive lineman should they feel so inclined. One guy that could be going to them with their many sixth-round picks is offensive tackle Brandon Parker out of North Carolina A&T. He is a staggering 6-foot-8, weighing 305 pounds. He has 35-inch arms and 9 3/4 inch hands.
Don’t think for a second that the Rams won’t address center to round out the offensive line trifecta this spring. A guy that could be readily available for them is two-time national champion Bradley Bozeman out of Alabama. Bozeman is 6-foot-5, 316 pounds.
Though the Rams were able to lock down Lamarcus Joyner on the franchise tag, they did end up losing Trumaine Johnson in free agency to the New York Jets. Whatever, as the Rams landed Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib to help out at cornerback. Maybe the Rams could have interest at safety in the form of Georgia Bulldogs ballhawk Dominick Sanders at No. 195?
The Rams will have satisfied all of their draft needs by the time they pick at No. 198 at the end of the sixth round. Look for them to take the best player available. That guy could very well end up being South Carolina Gamecocks cornerback JaMarcus King.
* The Rams do not have a fifth-round pick or a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Los Angeles’ fifth-round pick belongs to the Denver Broncos in the Talib deal. The Rams don’t have their seventh-round pick, as they traded for tight end Derek Carrier with the Washington Redskins last offseason.