NFL Draft 2023: Insider predicts Los Angeles Rams to draft top QB prospect via massive trade
The Los Angeles Rams head into next season with many unanswered questions. The Rams missed the playoffs last year after a poor season owing to injuries to their star players.
They have also traded away star cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Miami Dolphins, as they hope to build their team back via the draft. While Matthew Stafford is expected to start the season with the Rams, the franchise may look to get a new quarterback as well since Stafford's health has been a major concern.
As per Ryan Wilson of CBS, the Rams could draft Kentucky's Will Levis with the 18th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Since the Rams don't have a first-round pick next season, Wilson has proposed a trade with the Detroit Lions.
It would see the Los Angeles Rams giving away the 36th overall pick, the 77th overall pick, and a 2024 2nd-rounder in exchange for the 18th overall pick. While it may seem like a far-fetched idea, Levis on the Rams could be the best possible scenario for both parties.
It seems highly unlikely that Will Levis will remain on the board until then, but anything is possible when it comes to the NFL Draft. However, if the Rams are somehow able to draft Levis, then he could learn a lot under Matthew Stafford, who also has a very powerful throw similar to the Kentucky QB.
Sean McVay is one of the NFL's top head coaches, and he would relish the task of developing a quarterback. Hopefully, the Rams will be able to make some roster adjustments before the start of the upcoming season.
Los Angeles Rams have a lot of problems to fix
Sean McVay did decide to return as the Rams' head coach for next season, but he will have a very tough job at his disposal. After winning the Super Bowl last year, the Rams had a disappointing defense to their title.
They finished the season with an abysmal record of 5-12, and as of now, both the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers are in a much better situation than them. To even qualify for the playoffs, the Rams need to be at their best, and most importantly, Matthew Stafford needs to play as he did in the Super Bowl-winning campaign.
The Los Angeles Rams will be the team to keep an eye on in the upcoming draft. They need to be quite smart throughout the whole process to build themselves back to being a contender.