The Los Angeles Rams front office and new coaching staff have a lot on their plate with minicamp and the 2017 NFL Draft almost here. Los Angeles has several needs they will address through this year’s draft and the remainder of free agency.
That is why it will be important that head coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead establish a healthy rapport. According to Myles Simmons of Rams, the duo has been able to do just that as they prepare for their first draft together:
“We’ve spent a lot of time together, just watching and evaluating. I think there’s a lot of things, just the way that he assesses players when we’re having that communication as we watch,” McVay said. “Ultimately, it’s about us being on the same page. Once decisions are made, decisions are final and we’re all on board and moving in the same direction. That’s exactly how it’s felt ever since I was fortunate enough to get here.”
Another instrumental piece in the draft process has been veteran defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. McVay says his extensive expertise in evaluating the type of players he feels best fits his system has been significant.
Although they do not have a first round pick in this year’s draft, they do have seven other picks they can put to use. With several needs on both sides of the ball, it will be intriguing to see which direction the Rams choose to go.