After trading away their first-round, and a pair of second-round picks, the Rams have their first and 2019 draft selection in former University Washington safety Taylor Rapp.
Rapp, the No. 61 pick of the NFL draft and first safety drafted by the Rams since John Johnson III in 2017, stands 5-foot-11, 208 pounds, and is a two-time First Team All-Pac 12 player, and earned First Team All-American honors in his final season as a Huskie. As a Junior in 2018, Rapp started in all 13 games and logged seven interceptions, 14 passes defensed, 7.0 sacks, plus a pair of forced fumbles.
"I've dreamed of this moment my whole life, ever since I could walk — an unbelievable moment that I will remember for the rest of my life," Rapp told the Los Angeles media minutes after his name was called. "I get to come in under obviously Eric Weddle — a vet — and John Johnson, he's an incredible player. To come in and learn under them, it's an incredible opportunity and the perfect scenario for me. I couldn't ask for anything better."
The Los Angeles Rams select Washington safety Taylor Rapp with the 61st pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Rapp will join the Rams' decorated secondary with a few contracts set to expire over the next couple of seasons. Both corners Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib hold deals that will be up after the 2019 campaign. Weddle is set for two years alongside Rapp, with a contract set to expire after the 2020 season.
Rams remaining 2019 draft picks
Third round No. 79 No. 94, No. 99
Fourth round No. 101, No. 133
Fifth round No. 167, No. 169
Seventh round No. 251