Believe it or not, the Los Angeles Rams didn’t trade this pick. Instead, they went with Wisconsin OT David Edwards to provide more depth to the offensive line.
Edwards possesses the ideal size for an NFL offensive lineman. Standing at 6’6″ and weighing about 308 pounds, Edwards takes advantage of his size. He’s strong enough to overpower opponents, and does have adequate lateral speed.
One of the reasons Edwards slid into the later rounds is his weak technique. He plays too high and doesn’t use his full body consistently enough. His hand placement is inconsistent, at times it’s on point but completely misses on occasion.
Most likely the Rams took Edwards with the intent of adding depth. The Rams didn’t have many backup options last season at tackle. Also, with Joseph Noteboom likely becoming the starting guard, he cannot serve as a backup anymore. Edwards is a guy with potential, so expect the Rams to attempt to work closely with him to improve his odds as a starter someday.