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Los Angeles Rams 2024 NFL Draft picks, analysis and rookie spotlight |  NFL draft

Los Angeles Rams 2024 NFL Draft picks, analysis and rookie spotlight | NFL draft

The 2024 NFL Draft is now in the rear view mirror. After a series of selections from April 25 to 27, 257 players were selected for the NFL.

With that we give you our full summary of the Los Angeles Rams‘ draft, featuring analysis of every selection the team made over the weekend and an in-depth look at their top pick.

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Draft picks for 2024

  • 1 (19): EDGE Jared Verse, Florida State
  • 2 (39): DI Braden Fiske, Florida State
  • 3 (83): RB Blake Corum, Michigan
  • 3 (99): S Kamren Kinchens, Miami Fl.
  • 5 (154): EDGE Brennan Jackson, Washington State
  • 6 (196): DI Tyler Davis, Clemson
  • 6 (209): K Joshua Karty, Stanford
  • 6 (213): WR Jordan Whittington, Texas
  • 6 (217): C Beaux Limmer, Arkansas
  • 7 (254): IOL KT Leveston, State of Kansas

Fresh — The Rams desperately needed help and they selected arguably the best power rusher in the class. Verse burst onto the scene the past two years at Florida State and ranked second among Power Five edge rushers in pass-rush winning percentage. The Rams are using their highest pick since 2016 to reset their pass rush following the retirement of Aaron Donald.

Fiske- Los Angeles is giving up a significant amount of money to move up and get their “replacement” in Aaron Donald, again pairing Fiske with college teammate Jared Verse. Fiske has limited height (71 cm arms), but he is a very good athlete who has the speed to get into the backfield regularly. Fiske’s rating profile took a step back following his transfer to Florida State, with his PFF grade of 73.9 a drop from the 88.6 PFF grade he earned in his final season at Western Michigan in 2022.

Korum— After throwing for 27 touchdowns and posting an 83.4 rushing grade for Michigan last season, Corum should immediately push for key hits in the Rams’ multi-run schemes. Corum offers elite vision and the ability to change direction, two things clearly valued by head coach Sean McVay as Kyren Williams possesses similar skills.

Kinchens — Kinchens’ eleven interceptions since 2022 are the most at this position. Kinchens is a versatile athlete with good awareness and instincts at the safety position. Although he is on the lighter and smaller side, Kinchens’ ball skills allow him to profile well for a deep free safety role in the NFL. His 2022 grade of 90.0 ranked fifth in all of college football.

Jackson Jackson tallied 83 pressures with an impressive 16 sacks over the past two seasons. He also showed the ability to complete passes, scoring seven during his career at Washington State.

Davis Davis was a monster against the run in college. His run-defense grade of 90.8 in 2023 was the best of his career, and his run-defense grade of 91.1 over the past two seasons was third-best among interior defensemen in this draft class.

Karty — As of 2021, Karty ranked higher than Alabama’s Will Reichard (who was drafted a few spots earlier). His PFF grade of 97.0 on field goals and extra points since 2021 led all of college football, and he went 24 of 27 on field goals of at least 40 yards the past two seasons.

Whittington Whittington is one of PFF lead draft analyst Trevor Sikkema’s favorite late-round receivers. His 27 missed tackles forced after the catch since 2022 rank third among Big 12 receivers in that span.

Limmer — The Rams get a solid value here in Limmer in the sixth round. He has earned a PFF grade above 74.0 in each of the past three seasons. He’s a better run blocker than a pass blocker and is coming off a season in which he led all draft-eligible centers in PFF run-blocking grade on gap plays (77.4).

Leveston The Rams continue to expand their trenches with the selection of KT Leveston from Kansas State. In 2023, he allowed 18 pressures on 430 pass-blocking snaps at left tackle, but his frame and movement skills likely make him a guard at the next level.

Rookie Spotlight: EDGE Jared Verse, Florida State

Scouting overview

Verse is a devastatingly powerful edge defender who brings the gym to the field on all three downs. After his 2020 season at Albany was canceled due to COVID-19, Verse and his father built a home gym, and he gained 40 pounds in one year. He came back and was an FCS All-American.

He transferred to Florida State the following season and showed overwhelming strength against LSU in just his second game in the FBS.

His speed-to-power is consistently effective. His hands are strong and violent, and his swipes look like they hurt. His best work comes from the power he generates as a three-point defensive end.

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Wins above average

WAA represents the number of wins a player is worth compared to an average college football player and is a metric that evaluators can use to assess performance.

It combines how well a player has performed in each facet of the game (based on PFF grades) and how valuable each facet is to winning football games. The result is a unique metric that enables cross-positional valuation and predicts future value at the player and team level.

Verse’s wins above average (WAA) since 2022.
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Verse’s percentile is among the most stable defensive metrics since 2020.

Vers dominates everywhere he plays. He posted a career pass rush winning percentage of 20.4% and is an extremely polished pass rusher.

He is also a solid run defender in a way that the other top defenders in this class are not. While much of his production has come against the run in Albany, he has forced a run stop on 7.5% of plays in his career, a very good mark.

it comes down to

Verse doesn’t have the longest arms, and that shows up in some pass-rush counters and in his tackles, but he brings his helmet and lunch pail to every snap, regularly wins with power and is built like a first-rounder.