Going from lockdown to luxury, the Rams announced they’ll set up their headquarters for this month’s NFL draft at a house in Malibu.
General manager Les Snead and coach Sean McVay will make picks remotely from the 9,000-square-foot house during the April 29-May 1 draft, and the Rams will host other team business there in May, according to an announcement Monday morning.
The announcement called the use of a house with a Pacific Ocean view “a distinctly L.A. spin on the draft.”
For the second year in a row during the COVID-19 pandemic, teams will transmit picks electronically to the league’s draft base in Cleveland, others doing it from team facilities.
A year ago, the Rams said, Snead and McVay enjoyed drafting from their homes, giving rise to the idea of this year’s “draft house.”
The Rams plan live online draft coverage from the house.
Under a sponsorship deal with a mortgage lender, it’s called the Rocket Mortgage Draft House.
The Rams have six picks in the draft, numbers 57 (second round), 88 (third), 103 (third), 141st (fourth), 209th (sixth) and 252nd (seventh).