Los Angeles Rams Draft Picks 2024: Rams Draft Grade, Pick-By-Pick Analysis

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Who did the Los Angeles Rams draft? The 2024 NFL Draft ushers in a new era of Rams draft picks, the first time Sean McVay will have a first-round selection. Our Rams draft tracker 2024 will keep you updated with everything you need to know from the first round to the end of Day 3.

Let’s dive into our analysis of the Rams draft picks in 2024. Bookmark this page for updates throughout the 2024 NFL Draft. We’ll also have prospect profiles on every member of the Rams draft class.

Rams draft analysis 2024: Pick-by-pick analysis of the Rams draft class

Round 1, 19th overall: Jared Verse, OLB, Florida State
NCAA Football: ACC Football Championship-Louisville at Florida State
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After all of the speculation and rumors of trading up, trading back, and taking an offensive player, the Rams do what everyone expected and wanted them to do and add a pass rusher with the 19th overall pick. Jared Verse out of Florida State is a very solid selection and fills an immediate need for the Rams.

Grade: B+

With Laiatu Latu and Dallas Turner off the board, Jared Verse was considered by many as the next-best pass rusher. A lot of Rams fans were pining for Chop Robinson out of Penn State, but Verse is a more complete product and can have an immediate impact on a defense that desperately needs some pass rush help. Verse may not be the most athletic EDGE, but he has a fantastic bull rush and uses strength and instincts to get after the QB. This is a very smart and solid pick for the Rams.

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Round 2, 39th overall: Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State (Trade up with Carolina, gave up 52, 155, and a 2025 2nd)
NCAA Football: ACC Football Championship-Louisville at Florida State
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After trading up with the Carolina Panthers, the Rams fill a huge area of need with the selection of Braden Fiske out of Florida State. The 6’5, 300-pound DT played 4 seasons at Western Michigan before transferring to Florida State for his final season. He finished last season with 43 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, and 6 sacks.

Grade: A

This was a fantastic pick for the Rams. Not only did it fill a huge area of need, but Fiske was our best DT still on the board. He will have an impact from Day 1 and his production at Florida State last year speaks for itself. The only knock would be how much the Rams gave up to go get him. I have no problem with the two picks they gave up this year, but an additional 2nd in 2025 is a bit steep. Still, this was a slam-dunk pick for the Rams. Who is this Rams team drafting who we all thought they should all along??

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Round 3, 83rd overall: Blake Corum, RB, Michigan
Los Angeles Rams RB Blake Corum
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With the 83rd pick, the Rams added to their backfield by selecting Michigan running back Blake Corum. The 5’8, 215-pound back out of Marshall, Virginia played 4 seasons at Michigan finishing last year with 1,245 yards at 27 rushing touchdowns. Yes, you read that right. 27 rushing touchdowns.

Grade: B-

Overall, this is a solid pick. The Rams had to take a running back in the draft, and they got one of the best ones in this class. My only qualm with Corum is that he is an extremely similar player to Kyren Williams. Corum has a bit more weight, but their skill sets and what they bring out of the running back position are extremely similar. The player is great, but I give this a B- just due to the fact that I would have liked to see them take a different style of running back to pair with Williams. But overall, a solid selection.

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Round 3, 99th overall: Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami
NCAA Football: Clemson at Miami
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The Rams ended Day 2 by adding more defense. With the 99th pick, they selected Kamren Kinchens out of Miami. In his final two seasons, he recorded 11 interceptions.

Grade: B

Kinchens is a safety prospect showcasing toughness, instincts, and ball skills suitable for NFL play. However, his limited speed might raise some concerns. He excels as a run supporter in the box, delivers impactful hits over the middle, and demonstrates exceptional range as a high safety. His ball-hawking skills could be a nice upgrade over Russ Yeast.

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Round 5, 154th overall: Brennan Jackson, Edge, Washington State
NCAA Football: Washington at Washington State
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Brennan Jackson is a diet version of the Rams first pick Jared Verse and is yet another signal of the post-Aaron Donald defensive identity. The Rams have targeted long, bendy, uber-athletic, true outside linebackers. That is not Jackson nor is it Verse. The Rams are betting on his high motor, strength, and technical savvy to get to the quarterback.

The Rams struggled last year to get consistent pressure, so Jackson is a step in the right direction. He won’t be the go-to option but will rotate in with the first team. The Rams now have an intriguing mix of speed rushers and power rushers.

  • Grade: B+

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Round 6, 196th overall: Tyler Davis, Clemson, DT
NCAA Football: North Carolina at Clemson
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The Rams add some beef in the middle, which will help Kobie Turner move away from playing nose tackle. While Davis might not have the top athletic traits coveted by NFL teams, he’s a smart player with a strong work ethic. His experience will be his most valuable asset, adding depth to the Rams defensive line rotation. He’s projected as a solid nose tackle who can contribute, but may not be a starter.

  • Grade: B

Also Read: Rams Interested In Veteran Pass-Rusher?

Round 6, 209th overall: Joshua Karty, PK, Stanford

After a shaky 2021, Karty has shown impressive accuracy and consistency the past two seasons. He boasts a reliable kicking motion and consistent ball flight for long-distance kicks (over 40 yards). What’s even more impressive is his mental toughness – he avoids getting discouraged under pressure. Karty has the power to comfortably nail field goals from 54-56 yards without sacrificing accuracy, and his booming kickoffs can potentially pin opponents deep in their own territory.

Karty was 18 for 18 in 2022 and 23 of 27 in 2023. He is an impressive 20 for 21 from 40-49 yards

  • Grade: A

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Round 6, 213th overall: Jordan Whittington, Texas, WR
NCAA Football: Sugar Bowl-Texas at Washington
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Tough and reliable, Whittington excels in short-yardage situations and battling for catches. While he might not have the breakaway speed of some receivers, he makes up for it with his work ethic and dedication. You’ll see him fearlessly making contested catches or blocking downfield for teammates. He’s a smart route runner, but his lack of top-end speed might limit him to finding space in tight areas against NFL defenses. He is an excellent pass blocker. Despite his limitations, Whittington’s grit and willingness to do the dirty work could earn him a shot in a crowded WR room.

  • Grade: C+
Round 6, 217th overall: Beaux Limmer, Arkansas, C

Limmer’s got the raw talent to succeed, but he needs to refine his technique and play with more control. The good news? He’s a natural athlete with a finisher’s mentality, so there’s plenty of room for growth. He’s expected to be a valuable backup right away, able to play both center and guard. With further development, he has the potential to become a starting center.

  • Grade: B+

Also Read: 2024 NFL Draft edge rusher rankings

Round 7, 254th overall: KT Leveston, Kansas State, OG

The Rams needed to add depth to the offensive line room in case the injury bug bites. He’s strong in the lower body and has good hands, which are crucial for the position. However, he needs to work on his technique and become more precise in his movements. With some refinement, Leveston will be a viable backup.

  • Grade: C

Los Angeles Rams draft grades 2024 – Draft grades from NFL experts

Both during and after the 2024 NFL Draft, you can find consensus draft grades on the Rams draft class in 2024 right here. We’ll be using expert analysis from NFL.com, USA Today, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, and PFF.

You can find our own Rams draft analysis for every pick above.

  • NFL.com: A-
  • USA Today: A-
  • Fox Sports: A-
  • CBS Sports: B+
  • Pro Football Focus: B+

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Los Angeles Rams draft picks 2024 – Live draft tracker

Here you can find our Rams draft tracker 2024, containing every member of the Rams draft class in 2024. Our pick-by-pick analysis and consensus Rams draft grades can be found above.

  • Round 1, 19th overall: Jared Verse, OLB, Florida State, B+
  • Round 2, 39th overall: Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State, A
  • Round 3, 83rd overall: Blake Corum, RB, Michigan, B-
  • Round 3, 99th overall: Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami, B
  • Round 5, 154th overall: Brennan Jackson, Edge, Washington State, B+
  • Round 6, 196th overall: Tyler Davis, Clemson, DT, B
  • Round 6, 209th overall: Joshua Karty, PK, Stanford, A
  • Round 6, 213th overall: Jordan Whittington, Texas, WR, C+
  • Round 6, 217th overall:Beaux Limmer, Arkansas, C, B+
  • Round 7, 254th overall: KT Leveston, Kansas State, OG, C

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