Daily Dose: Draft predictions, a few first-round targets

Each weekday, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here's a look at what's out there for Wednesday, April 24 about your Los Angeles Rams.

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DRAFT PREDICTION

The Rams are set to pick seven times in the 2019 NFL Draft, but ESPN NFL Nation reporter Lindsey Thiry thinks that could change. With needs on both side of the line of scrimmage and a recent history of making moves to add later picks, Thiry says it won't be a surprise if the Rams try to address depth at multiple positions.

Rams will try to add picks to address both lines - "Last year, general manager Les Snead showed a knack for trading down and collecting picks as the Rams finished 2018 with 11 selections. They'll start Thursday's draft with seven picks, but don't be surprised if they add a few more. The Rams also have needs at linebacker and in the secondary."

For a draft prediction for each NFL team, click here.

FIRST-ROUND TARGETS

If Thiry's prediction falls short and the Rams do use their first-round pick at No. 31, Forbes' Jay Paris has a short list of prospects who could fall to the late first round — addressing needs on the offensive and defensive lines.

Center/guard Erik McCoy of Texas A&M offers versatility and has an attitude that translates to the NFL.

Tackle/guard Cody Ford of Oklahoma didn't shine at the NFL Combine, which might allow him to slip to No. 31. While he played tackle last year for the Sooners, the Rams see him as more of a guard.

Defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons of Mississippi State has the speed and power to contribute at the next level. Composure is often an issue, but not his skill-set.

For a full Rams NFL Draft preview, click here.

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