Quotes & Notes 4/25: Rams trade back once again, set for four picks on NFL Draft Day 2 

Following each media session, Quotes and Notes will bring you what was said, who said it, and what it means for your Los Angeles Rams.

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“There were are a lot different scenarios that we played through, this was certainly one that we anticipated, and again, it’s something that we feel really good about.”

-HC SEAN McVAY

  • The Rams decision to trade back with their first-round selection on Thursday night was anticipated by Rams fans, the media, and head coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead alike.
  • The Rams sent their No. 31 and No. 203 picks to the Falcons for a second-round pick (No. 45) and third-rounder (No. 79), marking the third-consecutive year the Rams will go without a first-round selection.

“Big, fast pass rushers are probably always intriguing in the NFL.”

-GM LES SNEAD

  • Snead was asked about his thoughts on the pass rushers in the 2019 draft class — specifically former Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat, who slid to No. 26 where he was selected by Washington.
  • The GM was candid in his response — perhaps worth noting heading into day two, where the Rams are set to pick four times.
  • There were 11 defensive linemen selected in the opening round.

“We felt like it would be better to have another third-round pick and have, at the end of the day, four picks in the top 100 instead of just three.”

-GM LES SNEAD

  • The defending NFC Champions now hold seven picks in the 2019 NFL Draft and are slated to make their first pick at No. 45 overall on Friday evening.
  • Earlier in the week, both Snead and McVay spoke about the value in scanning the second, third, and fourth rounds for potential fits like former third-round pick Cooper Kupp, or fourth rounders Samson Ebukam and wide receiver Josh Reynolds.

“There’s going to be a lot of good football players drafted tomorrow for a lot of teams.”

-HC SEAN McVAY

  • McVay confirmed that strong scouting into the middle rounds of the draft has led to confidence heading into year three, saying the club has been able to take a more specific and strategic approach on draft night.
  • Snead and Co. made what’s becoming a first-round Rams tradition deal with his former club, and the plan now is to “tighten things up” for tomorrow’s haul of young talent.

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