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Rams will select No. 31 overall in first round of 2019 NFL Draft

After the result of Super Bowl LIII, the Rams own the No. 31 overall in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Los Angeles has not made a first-round selection since the 2016 NFL Draft, when the club took quarterback Jared Goff No. 1 overall. The Rams sent their 2017 first-round pick to Tennessee as part of the deal to draft Goff, and then traded their 2018 first-round pick to New England in order to acquire wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

The Rams currently have four selections in the draft — but that’s anticipated to increase. L.A. has its own first, fourth, fifth, and sixth-round picks. But the Rams are also likely to receive compensatory draft picks when they are awarded at the upcoming owner’s meetings. Per the overthecap.com projection, the Rams will likely receive three compensatory picks — two in the third round and one in the seventh round.

Los Angeles previously sent its second-round pick to Kansas City in the trade for cornerback Marcus Peters. But when it comes to the third-round pick, the Rams will have to send one to Jacksonville to complete the trade for outside linebacker Dante Fowler. That would be the highest of the two compensatory picks L.A. is anticipated to receive.

So from that standpoint, Los Angeles should have seven draft picks when the official draft order is announced in the coming weeks.

The 2019 NFL Draft will take place in Nashville, Tenn. from April 25-27.

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