The Los Angeles Rams more than doubled the number of picks they have in the 2022 NFL draft on Tuesday. The league awarded compensatory picks to teams based on their losses in free agency last offseason and the Rams were tied with the 49ers for the most in the NFL with five.
They received one third-round pick, one fourth-round pick and three sixth-round picks, giving the Rams a total of eight picks in the upcoming draft. They were originally only slated to have three picks, which was the result of several trades made in recent years, including deals for Matthew Stafford, Sony Michel and Von Miller.
Below is the full list of compensatory picks awarded by the NFL.
The Rams’ third round was thanks to Brad Holmes being hired as the Lions’ general manager last year, which was part of the NFL’s minority signing initiative that gives teams a third-round compensatory pick in years in a row for another team to hire an executive or coach. like your head coach or GM.
That third round will be his first pick in the draft, coming in at No. 104 overall. If it wasn’t for that pick, his first pick would have been 142nd overall.
The other competition picks were from the losses of Samson Ebukam, Gerald Everett, Morgan Fox, Troy Hill and John Johnson.
In all, the Rams have one third-round pick, one fourth-round pick, one fifth-round pick, three sixth-round picks and two seventh-round picks.