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The Daily Dose: What Needs Will the Rams Look to Fill in the Draft?

This offseason, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here’s a look at what’s out there for Thursday, April 25th about your Los Angeles Rams:

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Los Angeles Rams Have Four Pressing Needs Entering NFL Draft</span>

Today’s the day. Thursday night marks the official kickoff to the 2018 NFL Draft. When it comes to the first round, general manager Les Snead and head coach Sean McVay won’t be making any selections, but will be watching intently.

But come Friday, the Draft really begins for the Rams.

And in anticipation of the third-round, the Ventura County Star’s Joe Curley is taking a look at four pressing needs the club will look to address this week. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">

1) Outside Linebacker

“Considering the Rams look to have moved on from both starters at the position from a year ago, edge rusher is the team’s most pressing need entering the draft.”

2) Inside Linebacker

“Although Mark Barron and Bryce Hager return, and the Rams have added former Kansas City linebacker Ramik Wilson, Phillips said earlier this month that the team is relying on the draft to fill holes at linebacker.” 

3) Offensive Line

“The only starters the Rams have under contract beyond 2018 are 36-year-old tackle Andrew Whitworth and 32-year-old center John Sullivan, the two oldest players on the roster.

Snead could address that developing situation by using several of Saturday’s selections, perhaps one on each line position.”

4) Running Back

“The Rams could benefit from adding versatile running back, who could spell Todd Gurley, pass block and be a

weapon in the passing game.”

For more on which players the Rams could look to target beginning on Friday, read the rest of Curley’s article by clicking here.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Nine Questions with Los Angeles Rams Linebacker Mark Barron</span>

The Rams inside linebacker Mark Barron sat down with Alabama.com to answer nine questions about his life and career. In the interview, he talked about growing up in Mobile, Alabama and what he took with him from his high school and college experiences in the state.

Barron also discussed his career in the NFL thus far — candidly speaking about his experiences on both the Buccaneers and Rams rosters, as well as adjusting to various positions in the league. Finally, the sixth-year veteran opened up about his own NFL Draft Day back in 2012, giving his advice to the group hoping to hear their names called this week. 

Read Barron’s full interview here.

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