Rams Project to Receive Four Extra Picks in the 2024 NFL Draft

Los Angeles Rams fans can look forward to the 2024 NFL Draft knowing that their team will have four compensatory picks in their back pocket.

The Rams are projected to receive four compensatory picks at April's NFL Draft.
The Rams are projected to receive four compensatory picks at April's NFL Draft. / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Even though a deep playoff run didn't happen, the Los Angeles Rams should be proud of their 2023 NFL season performance. In a year when many projected to be among the league's worst teams, the Rams proved their doubters wrong by going 10-7 before making a Wild Card Round appearance.

General manager Les Snead must do everything in his power to continue the Rams' momentum into next season. The 2024 NFL Draft will offer him a plethora of opportunities to add talented prospects, especially now that Los Angeles is projected to receive several more selections.

Rams Compensatory Draft Picks 2024

Over the Cap's 2024 compensatory draft pick projections are out and, even though nothing is finalized, things look promising for the Rams. As it stands, Los Angeles is projected to receive four extra picks in April's draft.

Round

Overall Pick

Compensated Player

5

176

Baker Mayfield

6

211

Matt Gay

6

216

Nick Scott

6

217

A’Shawn Robinson

The Rams previously had six 2024 draft picks in their possession, bringing their new total to 10 with these compensatory projections. They hold their pick in each of the first three rounds but won't make their other seven selections until Day 3.

What are Compensatory Picks?

The NFL annually awards compensatory picks to teams based on free agent signings and departures. Those who qualify are those who are unrestricted free agents before 4 p.m. ET on the Monday following the previous year's NFL Draft while also ranking inside of the league's top 35% of players.

In other words, teams receive compensatory picks if they lose more qualified players than they sign. Picks will be awarded between Rounds 3 and 7, however, a team can't receive more than four, meaning the Rams were right at the limit this year.

Time will tell if any players selected with these compensatory picks wind up making an impact next fall. The Rams' future already looks bright with their current crop of young studs, however, things can improve tenfold if Snead & Co. strikes gold again.

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