Rams Select Alabama EDGE Terrell Lewis 84th Overall in 2020 NFL Draft

by Jake Ellenbogen
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The Los Angeles Rams addressed the offensive side of the ball with the first two picks in the second round but here in the third, the Rams decided to give rookie defensive coordinator Brandon Staley something to play with. The Alabama pass rusher Terrell Lewis fell into their lap and so the Rams made him the selection.

In regards to this pick, this was very much a value pick. This is someone that competed at the Senior Bowl, this is someone who competed in the SEC but more importantly, this is someone who could have gone way earlier as a late first-rounder had it not been for an injury red flag. That red flag is, of course, the fact that Lewis had season-ending elbow surgery at the beginning of 2017 and in 2018 he tore his ACL. Sure, that’s definitely reason enough to be concerned but the type of player Lewis is, it’s no wonder the Rams made him the pick.

The Rams let Dante Fowler Jr. and Clay Matthews leave in the offseason and so now with the addition of Leonard Floyd, the team adds Lewis to sure up that pass rush in addition to Samson Ebukam, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Jachai Polite and others.

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