How will the Cardinals use their picks in the 2018 NFL draft? We’re breaking down every selection below.

By Scooby Axson
April 26, 2018

The Los Angeles Rams ended a 12-year playoff drought in 2017, winning 11 games and the NFC West.

A resurgent offense was led by second-year quarterback Jared Goff and All–Pro running back Todd Gurley. The defense was led by defensive player of the year Aaron Donald.

In the offseason, the Rams upgraded again, and look poised to make a deep playoff run after adding Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib and Ndamukong Suh and boosting their offense with a trade for wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

How will they use their picks in the NFL draft? We’re breaking down every selection below.

Here's the full list of picks the Rams hold in the 2018 draft, which will be updated as each selection is made.

Round 3, Pick 25 (No. 89 overall) [Via Oakland]:

Joseph Noteboom, OT, TCU

Andy Benoit's Grade: B-

Welcome to the party, Rams. You show up late, needing a new starter or two at defensive end, as well as stack linebacker. But instead you add an offensive tackle to a line that stayed intact and played extremely well last season? It’s actually not as crazy as it sounds. Three linemen—Rob Havenstein, Jamon Brown and Rodger Saffold—are in contract years, and the other two, Andrew Whitworth and John Sullivan, are old. All those young ball-handling weapons you have won’t do any good down the road if their blocking breaks down. Also, congratulations on finding Brandin Cooks with the No. 23 pick.

Round 4, Pick 11 (No. 111 overall): Brian Allen, C, Michigan State

Round 4, Pick 35 (No. 135 overall)*compensatory selection: John Franklin, DE, Stephen F. Austin

Round 5, Pick 10 (No. 147 overall): Micah Kiser, LB, Virginia

Round 6, Pick 2 (No. 176 overall): John Kelly, RB, Tennessee

Round 6, Pick 18 (No. 192 overall) [Via Dallas]: Jamil Denby, T, Maine

Round 6, Pick 21 (No. 195 overall) [Via Buffalo]: Sebastian Joseph, DT, Rutgers

Round 6, Pick 31 (No. 205 overall) [Via Carolina]: Trevon Young, LB, Louisville

Round 7, Pick 13 (No. 231 overall): Travin Howard, LB, TCU

Round 7, Pick 26 (No. 244 overall): Justin Lawler, DE, Southern Methodist 

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