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4-12, 3rd in NFC West

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay told local reporters that Gerald Everett, Cooper Kupp and John Johnson was "kind of exactly what we wanted to come out with." They will all compete for playing time. Said GM Les Snead: "I have a feeling Gerald's one of Sean's favorite players in the draft."

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Kiper's Day 2 winners and losers

After not picking on Day 1, the Rams reached on all three of their Day 2 picks, based on Mel Kiper's Big Board.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Third-round pick John Johnson said he "knew there was a shot" the Rams would draft him, "but I wouldn't say they were on me hot." How does he see himself? "I think I fit best as a safety, although I think I have a corner body type. I came into Boston College as a corner. I like covering man-to-man, and I like covering zone."

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Rams addressing major needs (1:08)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Recapping the Rams' second- and third-rounds, which saw them address their most pressing needs, at tight end (Gerald Everett), receiver (Cooper Kupp) and safety (John Johnson).

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In two full seasons as a starter at Boston College, John Johnson tallied six interceptions and 12 passes defensed. He'll help reinforce a Rams secondary that lost T.J. McDonald this offseason.

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John Johnson fills Rams need at safety

Los Angeles drafted the Boston College safety in the third round, and get an instinctive and fluid athlete who shows quality range.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams got their DB. It's John Johnson, a safety out of Boston College, taken with the 91st overall pick to complete Day 2. Both of the Rams' safeties (Maurice Alexander and Lamarcus Joyner, transitioning from slot corner) are unrestricted free agents next offseason. So is their main backup (Cody Davis). Johnson is deemed to have good athleticism and ball skills. 6 feet, 208 pounds.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

New Rams WR Cooper Kupp told local reporters he brings "versatility; a guy who's going to know the offense in and out and who's going to be ready to go Day 1." Asked about facing inferior competition at Eastern Washington, Kupp said: "People want to question that, that's fine. I'm going to go out and do what I do. And I believe that opinion will change soon."

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Cooper Kupp might be the most productive receiver in the entire 2017 draft. The four-time consensus FCS All-American finished his college career with 428 catches for 6,464 yards and 73 touchdowns.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Cooper Kupp had an excellent week at the Senior Bowl workouts. Route running, catch radius and the ability to make some plays in traffic. Kupp doesn't have great top-end speed on the stopwatch (4.62 40), but he has the skill set to win on inside breaking routes. Another target for QB Jared Goff after the Rams drafted TE Gerald Everett in the second round.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Another pass catcher for the Rams. With the 69th overall pick, they take WR Cooper Kupp out of Eastern Washington. 6-2, 204. He broke 15 FCS records in college, finishing with 428 catches for 6,464 yards and 73 touchdowns for his career. Possession receiver, though he didn't test great at the combine.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Gerald Everett, the 44th overall pick, flew out to Los Angeles for a top-30 visit and for a private workout with the Rams, meeting Jared Goff along the way. On what he brings, Everett told local reporters, "I think I bring the complete package of a tight end. Definitely a vertical threat, but also being a willing blocker in the run game. And just being able to create that mismatch at any point in time in the game."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

No one got more out of tight ends last year than Sean McVay did with Washington. With Lance Kendricks released earlier this offseason, McVay needed another TE to pair with Tyler Higbee, a fourth-round pick from last season. Like Higbee, Everett has size, is a major threat in the passing game and needs to develop as a blocker. McVay hopes Everett is his new Jordan Reed.

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Looking for his own version of Jordan Reed, Rams head coach Sean McVay tabbed South Alabama TE Gerald Everett in Round 2. Everett is known for big plays, averaging 14.8 yards per catch in college.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Gerald Everett had a good week at Senior Bowl workouts. Route running and open field ability after the catch. At 239 pounds, with 4.6 speed, Everett will play an H-Back/Slot role in the Rams offense.

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Rams add tight end Gerald Everett

Jared Goff gets a weapon in the South Alabma tight end, who had 717 yards receiving last season.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

With the 44th pick, the Rams have selected Gerald Everett, a tight end out of South Alabama. 6-foot-3, 239 pounds; forms a nice complement to their other pass-catching tight end, Tyler Higbee. Tight ends are crucial to Sean McVay, and he needs a second one.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Gerald Everett is another of these no-blocking TEs who function as dynamic receivers, which is something Jared Goff and the Rams very much need. Can help them create mismatches on offense.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams, who traded down from 37 to 44 to gain an additional third-round pick, are finally on the clock. Some names available: WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, CB Jourdan Lewis, S Josh Jones. It will be either a receiver or a defensive back.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Correction on Bills' trade with Rams: according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, it is pick No. 149. But that is a fifth-round selection, not fourth-round. Bills now have four selections in fifth round.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

G Forrest Lamp and WR Zay Jones are on the board at 37th overall, but the Rams have traded their pick to the Bills, who also get the Rams' 149th pick. Rams will pick 44th and 91st, giving them two third-round picks today.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have traded up with the Rams from No. 44 to No. 37. Buffalo also received 149 (fourth round) and gives up No. 44 and No. 91 (third round).

Team Stats

Passing Yards184.431st
Rushing Yards78.331st
Points For14.032nd
Points Against24.623rd

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