The Los Angeles Rams don’t exactly seem to believe in building through the NFL Draft. Their first pick in the 2022 draft won’t come until the third round. Rams general manager Les Snead has a famous coffee mug and t-shirt expressing his opinion on the capital draft.
But this is Hollywood. There could be a film noir-style plot or surprise to come. Maybe even a plan to get a team together to steal the draft in Las Vegas.
The Super Bowl champions released a short film called “On the Clock” on Tuesday. With its own tagline (“The House Always Wins”), the video reimagines the draft as an epic crossover between “Ocean’s Eleven” and “The Fast and the Furious.”
The plot: owner Stan Kroenke, played by Dennis Quaid, must rally his team to eliminate the draft. 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, recruit their crack team.
This 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, Kupp in a high-speed chase, and Fuller and Jefferson stealing the show with some comedic chops. The show even has a few Easter egg drafts. Kupp (69th overall selection in 2017), Blanton (undrafted in 2019), Burgess (104th in 2020), Higbee (110th in 2016), Fuller (199th in 2020), Long (79th in 2019), Scott (243rd in 2019 ) and Skowronek (249th in 2021) were all selected in the third round or later. Stafford and Ramsey came to Los Angeles via first-round pick trades.