As we inch closer and closer to the 2020 NFL Draft, we take a look back at how the Los Angeles Rams have fared in the draft over the last 10 years.
The 2020 NFL Draft is moving forward per normal and the Los Angeles Rams are going to need a great showing. With several roster holes and not a lot of cap space, the Rams have to make the most out of the selections that they have in 2020.
In order to gauge ourselves for the draft, we have decided to take a look back at a decade’s worth of draft performances by the Rams and see how the franchise has faired, starting all the way back in 2010.
It is important to note that current general manager Les Snead did not take the position until February 2012. The decisions being made in the 2010 NFL Draft were made by Billy Devaney.
2010 NFL Draft Retrospective:
- Draft order location: First
- Selections: 11
- Pro Bowls: Zero
- All-Pros: Zero
- Trades: Four
First-round selection: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
The Los Angeles Rams ended up taking two quarterbacks with the first overall pick in the decade, which shows how Sam Bradford did with the franchise.
While he showed promising signs at the beginning of his career and was an average quarterback through his NFL time, he never took that next step that a first-overall pick should and definitely did not help the franchise right the ship as they expected out of him.
Bradford essentially played three and a half seasons with the Rams after injuries and his best year came away from the Rams with the Minnesota Vikings in 2016. Bradford is no longer in the league.
While Bradford is one of the most disappointing first-overall quarterbacks of all-time, you cannot fault the Rams too much for selecting him. The team needed a quarterback and if you look at the rest of the quarterbacks taken in 2010 then it makes it easier to see why the Rams took Bradford. Tim Tebow, Jimmy Clausen and Colt McCoy were the next three quarterbacks taken.
Could have drafted: