Daily Dose: GM Les Snead’s offseason grade

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 Tuesday, May 14 about your Los Angeles Rams.

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SNEAD’S OFFSEASON GRADE

Bleacher Report’s Gary Davenport handed out offseason grades to each NFL general manager on Tuesday. Rams general manager Les Snead received a passing grade after losing LG Rodger Saffold and DT Ndamukong Suh to free agency and boosting his roster with proven vets in LB Clay Matthews and S Eric Weddle.

Here’s what Davenport had to say about Snead’s 2019 draft haul:

GRADE: B “L.A. flipped its first-round selection to Atlanta for a pair of Day 2 picks—and then put those assets to good use with a bit more maneuvering. Taylor Rapp has the makings of the long-term answer at free safety. Tailback Darrell Henderson offers some much-needed Gurley insurance. Bobby Evans could challenge for snaps at the guard spot vacated by Saffold. The Rams may not have had the home run offseason of a year ago, but it was a solid double off the wall.”

For all NFL GM offseason grades, click here.

WHAT GAINES BRINGS

Drafting defensive tackle Greg Gaines out of the University of Washington to help fill the void left by Suh’s departure from the D-line was the priority for the Rams in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry recently laid out how Gaines could fit into the Rams defense in his first professional season as a run stopper, and points to his Senior Bowl film as evidence that the former Huskie might be ready for NFL action.

“But after studying Gaines at the Senior Bowl, where he competed against offensive linemen Garrett Bradbury and Chris Lindstrom, both selected in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons, respectively, the Rams are confident they found a talent who can contribute sooner than later.”

For Thiry’s entire article, click here.

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