THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Rams will get to make up for lost time with eight picks on Day 3 of the NFL draft on Saturday.
With four picks in both the fourth and sixth rounds, the Rams will have plenty of chances to address needs in the defensive front seven. The Rams have to replace outside linebackers Robert Quinn and Connor Barwin, who combined for 13.5 sacks last season, and inside linebacker Alec Ogletree, who led the team with 95 tackles.
Head coach Sean McVay identified replenishing depth throughout the roster as another goal, something they accomplished with their lone selection so far by taking TCU offensive tackle Joe Noteboom in the third round. Noteboom could serve as the swing tackle while being groomed as the eventual successor to Andrew Whitworth at left tackle.
Special teams contributions will also be a priority as several core players are expected to fill larger roles this season.
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