A lot has changed for the LA Rams in the last week, as the team made several key signings and also released the face of the franchise in Todd Gurley.
The LA Rams finally blew out the candle on what has been a slow burn for over a year and released Todd Gurley right before having to pay him a $10.5 million bonus for the 2020 NFL season. In less than two years, Gurley went from the best running back in the league to someone with knee problems that was overpaid.
The Rams would have been able to keep Gurley if the aggressive decision-making in recent years had been a bit more mellow. With little cap space and no first-round picks since the 2016 NFL Draft, the Rams’ hands were tied and benefitted more from releasing Gurley than keeping him.
Forgotten after releasing Gurley is that the team made three solid signings in free agency. The LA Rams agreed to terms on a three-year contract with veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth, signed standout edge-rusher Leonard Floyd and replaced Michael Brockers on the defensive line with A’Shawn Robinson.
The team still has a long way to go to return to the Super Bowl-caliber team from just two seasons ago, making the 2020 NFL Draft all the more important. The Rams have made it more difficult on themselves as they traded their first-round pick, and next year’s, for Jalen Ramsey.
Using FanSpeak’s On the Clock Mock Draft Simulator, we conducted an entire seven-round mock draft with the latest wave of moves. Here are our results.