SOFI DRAFT LAB – The Rams are using their first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft to add to their offensive line.
Los Angeles on Friday selected TCU guard Steve Avila with the 36th overall pick in the second round.
The 6-foot-3 1/2, 332-pound Avila was a 15-game starter for the Horned Frogs and didn't allow a single sack in 515 pass-blocking snaps in his final season at TCU en route to Second-Team Associated Press All-American and First-Team All-Big 12 recognition.
The selection is the highest the Rams have made since taking tight end Gerald Everett 44th overall in 2017. Los Angeles had the 31st overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft before trading back and out of the first round that year.
It's also the second-straight year the Rams have used their highest draft pick on an offensive lineman.
Take a look at photos of new Los Angeles Rams offensive guard Steve Avila from his time at TCU.