Despite a plethora of talented free-agent and trade acquisitions last offseason to upgrade the defense, the Los Angeles Rams still aren’t quite where they need to be heading into the playoffs. And with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh signed only on a one-year deal, one has to think getting younger and cheaper up front should be a priority.
So is finding quality outside linebackers, which hasn’t been a large target for Los Angeles the past couple of years.
Since there isn’t much value here at No. 30 for a true outside backer, the Rams stick to the defensive line and grab one of the best remaining players for the defensive front, Alabama’s Raekwon Davis, who can handle a lot of the 5-technique duties and further assist Aaron Donald in doing what he does best.
At some point, though, L.A. has to start thinking about getting younger up front along its offensive line. Look for that to be addressed in Rounds 2 or 3.