In the wake of their disastrous 2022 season, the Rams will continue to make strategic and cost-cutting roster changes leading up to the NFL draft on April 27-29.
Still, at least one operational element will not change.
For the second year in a row, a team official said, general manager Les Snead and coach Sean McVay will not attend the NFL scouting combination, which begins Tuesday in Indianapolis.
Snead and McVay were last with the group in 2020, before COVID-19 caused the NFL to cancel the 2021 event. While medical personnel and a small contingent of scouts and assistant coaches will be on hand to evaluate and interview prospects, the Rams will primarily rely on training videos from Lucas Oil Stadium, daily college campus workouts, and in-person workouts.
For the seventh year in a row, the Rams have no choice in the first round. The Rams have one pick in the second and third rounds, four picks in the sixth round, and two in the seventh. They are expected to receive compensation for the departures of linebacker Von Miller, offensive lineman Austin Corbett and others.
Here’s a look at five positions the Rams could focus on before the draft in Kansas City, Mo.: