After the Rams moved to Los Angeles, fans were left to ponder how the team would handle the transition.
The Rams struggled on defense under new head coach Sean McVay and were in the midst of a 0-16 season.
The defense was not as stout as the Rams had hoped.
So why did the Rams turn to the defensive line, one of the worst in the league?
The Rams used a lot of two-gap schemes and spread the ball around to keep the opponent guessing.
A porous defense that could only stop the run and stop opposing quarterbacks.
With the Rams defense in shambles, they had to trade up to draft defensive end Robert Nkemdiche with the second overall pick.
While it may not be a perfect draft for defensive ends, Nkembe is a player the Rams should be getting at this stage of the draft.
The 6-foot-7, 310-pounder was a third-round pick of the Broncos in 2014 and made 53 starts for Denver before being released after two seasons.
He has played both guard and tackle for the Broncos, but was a starter at tackle in 2017.
Nkemba, who was also an All-Pro at the University of South Carolina, was the best tackle in the NFL last season.
He is the perfect fit for a Rams defense that was ranked No. 6 in Defenses-adjusted Value Over Average (VOA) in 2016.
The Seahawks have the second-best defensive line in the entire NFL behind the Denver Broncos, and they are also rebuilding.
The team is coming off a bye this week.
Seattle has a number of options for defensive line depth.
They can trade up and take a guard or tackle, but Nkempbe could be the player that they go after.
Nkelo has struggled with injuries, and while the Rams are hopeful he will be ready for training camp, they could use a solid player at the end of the line.
This could be a great fit for Nkelos versatility.
He can play both guard or center, and he can be an athletic defensive tackle, as well.
If the Rams do not get Nkeloes first-round selection, they should be able to find a better defensive tackle to help them get to the next level.
In the second round, the Eagles are picking at No. 19.
They are rebuilding their defensive line and have plenty of options on the board at defensive tackle.
They could use some help in the second tier at the defensive tackle spot.
This is an opportunity for the Eagles to find their own solution at the position.
With a new coaching staff, new players, and a strong offensive line, the pressure on the Eagles defensive line will be intense.
If they do not pick Nkelis first-rounder, the team could still use another edge rusher and a quality defensive tackle at the same time.
They would need a player like Nkeloa to come in and help fill in as they are looking to improve their defensive front seven.
If Nkeloh is available, the Raiders should be in the mix.
Oakland’s defensive line has a lot to prove, but it is in good shape.
They lost defensive end Michael Bennett to the NFL, and the Raiders could use an upgrade at defensive end.
If Khalil Mack were available, they would be in need of an edge rusher.
The Jets are in the market for a young player at defensive line.
They have been linked to defensive end Khalil Donald, who is out of football for the year after getting into a car accident.
He was in a fight with another teammate when he got into the car, and police were called to the scene.
They released him, and Donald is now free.
The Raiders should consider the possibility that Donald could be available if he were to join the team.
He had one season left on his contract, and it is unlikely that the Raiders would pay him $11.7 million next season.
It would be nice to have another player in free agency, and if the Raiders decide to sign him, it would be a nice way to show they want to build around him.
The Lions could use another interior defensive tackle if they are able to land a good one.
They need to add more depth to their offensive line.
The Bengals have struggled at the line of scrimmage with injuries and inexperience, and with several starters out.
The Browns are in desperate need of a pass rusher.
Cleveland is in the hunt for a defensive end, and Khalil Ramsey would be an ideal fit for the team, especially if he can play at the edge.
Ramsey had a career year for the Bills in 2017 and could be in line to make a move to a contender.
Ramsey was also a first-team All-Rookie in 2017, and his play has been trending up as of late.
He finished with 5.5 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles. Ramsey