The 2017 NFL Draft is in the books. Take a look at who the Los Angeles Rams selected on Day 3:
Round 4, Pick 117 – WR Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M – Reynolds was a touchdown machine at Texas A&M, breaking the single season touchdown record set by Mike Evans during his first year at the school. He finished his career with 30 touchdowns in just three seasons. Reynolds is long, has great ball skills, and should be a dangerous red zone threat from the Rams. He’s weak for his size, which may make it a tough transition to the NFL, but overall Reynolds has touchdown machine written all over him.
Round 4, Pick 125 – LB Samson Ebukam, Eastern Washington – The second player from Eastern Washington selected by the Rams this draft, Samson Ebukam is an uber athletic linebacker who may still be rough around the edges. He has the potential to be a dangerous pass rusher and has the athletic ability to be a solid linebacker in the league. The Nigerian born linebacker should contribute on special teams while the Rams develop him to fit the system.
Round 6, Pick 189 – DT Tanzel Smart, Tulane – Smart is a quick rusher with solid ball instincts that was an conference selection each of the last two years. He’s got great intangibles and if he picks up the pro game quick could become a nice rotation player behind Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers.
Round 6, Pick 206 – FB Sam Rogers, Virginia Tech – Sam Rogers is the first fullback taken by the Rams since 2005 and the third taken since 1967. An AFC East scout best described Rogers: “He’s not going to measure out very well but he’s just a good football player. He’ll probably be a demon on special teams and I like how versatile he is.” Rogers is a bruising fullback that won’t be outworked by anybody. I have a feeling he’ll quickly become a fan favorite in Los Angeles.
Round 7, Pick 234 – OLB Ejuan Prince, Pittsburgh – The Rams may have found a sleeper by taking Ejuan Prince with their final pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. A redshirt senior who started his tenure with the Panthers in 2011, Prince suffered two season ending injuries before putting up back to back All-ACC seasons in 2015 and 2016. He was second in FBS with 23 tackles for loss last season. Prince has flaws, but this guy just doesn’t quit and I don’t expect him to quit anytime soon. He’s a guy that will give it his all in training camp to earn a spot on the Rams.
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