The Los Angeles Rams will have a lot of work to do if they would like to not see their welcome back season in L.A. tarnished by poor offensive play.
The Rams were relatively small participants in free agency as they have managed to sign most of their own players back to their roster. They, obviously, lost cornerback Janoris Jenkins to the New York Giants, defensive end Chris Long to the New England Patriots and they flat out released James Laurinaitis. On the bright side, they re-signed defensive end Eugene Sims, fullback Cory Harkey, center Tim Barnes and wide receiver Brian Quick.
They may have not been the biggest signings, but it will help keep this team together in the long run. The Rams also managed to sign outside linebacker Quinton Coples (formerly of the Miami Dolphins) and cornerback Coty Sensabaugh (formerly of the Tennessee Titans).
The Rams have gone back and forth about whether or not they are ready to select a quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft, trade for a quarterback or stick with the signal callers they have on their roster. Los Angeles currently has Nick Foles, Sean Mannion and Case Keenum as potential quarterbacks that could start the 2016 season, and it is an understatement that Rams fans are not thrilled by any of those options.
The Rams will have the 15th overall pick, and have needs other than just at quarterback, but after such a drastic relocation, the Rams need a face for this franchise that fans can cheer for. The Rams could stay put in the draft and reach up for Paxton Lynch or they could look to trade some of their players or picks to move up in the draft.
They also need a wide receiver, center and defensive back, so whoever they select should be based off whoever is left on their draft board and what a player's value is to the franchise. If Laquon Treadwell is still available, the Rams could absolutely take the top wide receiving prospect.
The three top cornerbacks should be gone, which means they should be able to wait until round two to select one. Finally, at center, Ryan Kelly out of Alabama could be sitting there at the 15th overall position, so selecting him as the foundation for this offensive line could be the most effective use of their draft pick.