Rams Unwisely Using Their 4th-Round Pick on a Tight End Proves Sean McVay Might Be Terrible at Drafting

Coach McVay watching his team play in a game vs. the Cardinals
Coach McVay watching his team play in a game vs. the Cardinals / John McCoy/Getty Images

With the Los Angeles Rams not having a first-round pick, they needed to hit big on their later selections to successfully upgrade their roster. However, head coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead decided to add to their skill position group, which is already the team's biggest strength.

While their fourth-round selection of tight end Byrcen Hopkins wasn't bad, but they just don't need him considering there are other larger needs, especially with veterans Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett on the roster.

The team has yet to fill holes at offensive line and linebacker that will keep fans and analysts alike a bit confused. Since McVay has took over in Los Angeles, the Rams have been awful at drafting. The most notable players they've chosen are Everett as well as receivers Cooper Kubb and Josh Reynolds. Not great.

If the Rams want to sustain long-term success, this can't continue to be a paramount issue for them. Even though it's flashy, building a team through trades and free agency will eventually crumble, and Los Angeles might just be starting to see that.

As the final day of the draft winds down, LA still has two more draft picks left. Rams fans are hoping they really make those count because the team needs all the help it can get heading into 2020.