Rams 2018 Draft Class: By the Numbers

Check out the jersey numbers that have been assigned to the Rams' draft picks and undrafted free agents.

Even without a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft — and just one selection within the first three rounds — the Rams were able to acquire 11 new players. The group consists of four linebackers, three offensive lineman, one running back and three defensive lineman.

How the class performs will carry long-term implications for Los Angeles. But before we look forward to the 2018 draft class and how it stands to impact the team as a whole, take a look back at what the group has accomplished thus far.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">This is the Rams 2018 Draft Class, by the numbers: </span>

*1st *player from Stephen F. Austin University to be drafted since 2011. Defensive lineman John Franklin-Meyers broke his alma mater’s draft drought when the Rams selected him at No. 135 overall.

*2 *former teammates in left tackle Joseph Noteboom and linebacker Travin Howard. These two players will be reunited in the Rams locker room after playing three seasons together at TCU.

*3 *blocked kicks credited to defensive end Justin Lawler. He was tied for No. 1 in the nation after blocking two field goal attempts in his junior season at SMU.  

*4 *of the Rams draftees (Noteboom, Jamil Demby, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, and Micah Kiser) participated in the 2018 Senior Bowl. General manager Les Snead has long been vocal about the high value he places on the annual event and this year proved no different.

5 trades made by the Rams on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, increasing their eight selections to 11.

*6 *players in the club’s draft class were given All-Academic Conference honors throughout their college careers. This group includes Noteboom, Franklin-Myers, Demby, Kiser, Sebastian Joseph-Day, and Brian Allen.

*11 *players drafted in 2018. This year’s event marks the fifth time in franchise history that the Rams have acquired 11 players in a single draft since it became a seven-round affair in 1994.

*19.0 *sacks. Even as an inside linebacker, Kiser was very productive at rushing the passer amassing 19.0 sacks in just three seasons.

*37 *receptions for running back John Kelly in 2017, making him one of four players in the country to lead his team in rushing yards (778) and receptions.

*40 *consecutive-starts for Noteboom to close out his college career in Fort Worth. The TCU product also made 53 appearances in 53 possible games throughout four seasons.

*73.5 *tackles for loss made by the Rams two senior edge players — Lawler and Okoronkwo.

78-year streak. Allen preserved Michigan State’s place as one of five schools who have had at least one player selected in the draft since 1967.

*128 *rushing yards and 4 touchdowns scored by Kelly, marking a career-high performance in Tennessee's win over Georgia Tech at the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game in 2017.

343 tackles recorded by Howard to become the career leader during TCU head coach Gary Patterson’s 17-year tenure in Fort Worth.

*408 *career tackles made by Kiser. He became the second player in ACC history to lead the conference in tackles for three consecutive seasons.

*943 *pounds. The three new Rams offensive lineman collectively weigh in at just under a half ton.

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