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The Los Angeles Rams do not exactly believe in building through the NFL draft. Their first choice of the 2022 draft comes first in the third round. Rams’ GM Les Snead has famously a coffee mug and a t-shirt that expresses his opinion on the draft capital.
But this is Hollywood. There may be a plot twist or a surprise in film noir style. Maybe even a plan to assemble a crew to steal the draft in Las Vegas.
The Super Bowl champions released a short film on Tuesday titled “On The Clock.” With its own tagline (“The House Always Wins”), the video recreates the draft as an epic cross between “Ocean’s Eleven” and “The Fast and the Furious.”
The plot: Stan Kroenke, played by Dennis Quaid, must gather his crew to take the draft down. Snead, played by “Lost” and “Yellowstone” actor Josh Holloway, coach Sean McVay, played by Scott Eastwood, and defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, played by “Fast” franchise alum Tyrese Gibson, are recruiting their crack team.
That team includes Kendall Blanton, Terrell Burgess, Aaron Donald, Tyler Higbee, Jordan Fuller, Van Jefferson, Cooper Kupp, David Long Jr., Jalen Ramsey, Nick Scott, Ben Skowronek and Matthew Stafford.
There are sports cars, Coup in a high-speed chase and Fuller and Jefferson stealing the show with some comic chops. It even has a few draft Easter eggs. Coup (69th overall pick in 2017), Blanton (underdraft in 2019), Burgess (104th in 2020), Higbee (110th in 2016), Fuller (199th in 2020), Long Jr. (188th in 2019), Scott (243rd 2019) and Skowronek (249th in 2021) were all selected in the third round or later. Stafford and Ramsey came to Los Angeles via swap of the first round.