2022 NFL Draft: Rams to strengthen team defense

Last updated May 1, 2022

Under general manager Les Snead, the Los Angeles Rams are increasingly eager to improve the quality of their team. The Rams have missed the first-round pick for the fifth year in a row. As a result, the team will have to make a lot of decisions in order to compensate for the vacancy.

This is due to the fact that in every draft since 2018, teams have traded their first-round picks for veterans. So, unless the Rams trade for another draft opportunity, they won't have a first-round pick until 2024.

For the time being, the Rams will have to make a lot of picks to make up for their team's deficit. The Rams picked the following players in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Rams 2022 NFL Draft pick

The Rams' defensive line will be a strategic focus, according to Snead. As a result, the Rams selected four defensive defenders on the third day of the NFL draft to lead the league. These players are expected to offer their best effort and motivate the Rams to achieve the best possible results during the game.

Decobie Durant, a cornerback from South Carolina State, is the Rams' top defensive pick. Durant is a promising prospect, according to the Rams, who has 12 interceptions in his early career. He also possesses a high level of emotion and aggression when it comes to ball possession on the field. Durant's amazing performance made the Rams choose to strengthen the team's defense on the field.

Kyren Williams, Notre Dame's running back, is the second priority. Williams is ecstatic to be able to play with a squad that he has admired since he was a child. He had a 1,000-yard running season in a row before becoming a professional player. William, a Rams enthusiast, has attended dozens of home games for the team and has dressed up like Steven Jackson for Halloween.

Troy Hill, a defensive player, is a third option for the Rams. Last season, the Rams tried everything they could to replace Hill with a combination of David Long, Robert Rochell, and Donte Deayon.

Russ Yeast, who started his career as a cornerback for Louisville, was selected by the Rams in the seventh round. Over the course of 13 games, Yeast was able to maintain an amazing instinct, racking up 48 tackles, 14 pass breakups, and four interceptions. When he was a senior at Kansas State and still playing in the NFL level positions, this happened.

In the sixth round, the Rams selected UCLA football safety Quentin Lake. Lake joins Greg Dulcich of the Denver Broncos, Sean Rhyan of the Green Bay Packers as an attacking midfielder, Otito Ogbonnia of the Los Angeles Chargers as a defensive midfielder, and Kyle Philips of the Tennessee Titans as the fifth player to depart the board.

Lake received All-Pac-12 Second Team honors for 54 tackles, 9 passes defended, and 3 interceptions in 11 games in 2021. He continued to improve his on-field performance until he was named to the Rams' roster.’

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