Grading all of the Rams’ draft picks in the 2020 NFL Draft

Brycen Hopkins, Bears, NFL Draft
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Round 4, Pick 136: Brycen Hopkins (TE, Purdue)

Grade: B-

Since Sean McVay arrived in Los Angeles, the Rams have drafted for the future, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Taking that into consideration, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Brycen Hopkins was selected by Los Angeles with the No. 136 pick out of Purdue.

With Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett, and Johnny Mundt already on the roster, Hopkins could be a developmental piece at tight end. Next offseason, both Everett and Mundt are slated to hit free agency — albeit Mundt is a restricted free agent.

Hopkins is a vertical receiving threat at tight end, averaging 15 yards per reception in college, giving McVay a player that could become a mainstay in the offense. But with a massive void in the interior of the offensive line and multiple interior linemen remaining in the draft, Hopkins doesn’t address an immediate need for the Rams.

1 Comment

  1. Pretty good grading I would say.
    How the Rams cannot address the offensive line or ILB earlier in the draft is frustrating as a Rams fan. Taking a TE when we have a lot of talent at that position already is perplexing as well when there are gaping holes elsewhere.

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