Rams’ Sean McVay, Les Snead got a lot of calls about one draft pick in particular
The Los Angeles Rams entered the 2020 NFL Draft with seven draft picks and came away with seven players. While the Rams selected safety Jordan Fuller in the sixth round, Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead received tons of texts from other teams reassuring the selection.
“He’s one of those guys where it’s always like, you know you picked a football favorite when it’s the sixth round and you make a pick and whether it’s Sean was sharing with me head coaches texting him, ‘Hey, love that pick.’ Same with myself, GMs and personnel guys: ‘Hey, love that pick,’” Snead said, via SiriusXM NFL Radio. “What’s always interesting when you’re getting those, you like that, right? A little confirmation bias. ‘OK, we made the right pick, this is good.’ But then you’re looking like, why is he still in the sixth round?”
Earlier in the draft, the Rams took Terrell Burgess, safety out of Utah, with the No. 104 pick. Nevertheless, Los Angeles decided to add another safety in Fuller in the later rounds.
In his final three seasons at Ohio State, Fuller combined for 205 tackles, 10 pass breakups, and five interceptions. As rookies, Fuller and Burgess will join a safety group that already features Taylor Rapp and John Johnson. Johnson is returning from a season-ending shoulder injury in 2019.
While Burgess could see some time at nickel cornerback, Fuller is more of a traditional free safety. Given that the Rams have Rapp and Johnson starting, Fuller may have to wait to get a chance to start. Seeing that other teams were fond of the pick, Fuller may be a late-round gem for Snead and McVay.