Gregg Williams

Rams could target defensive prospects in draft with Wade Phillips' help

Rams could target defensive prospects in draft with Wade Phillips' help

Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is scheduled for upcoming book-signing appearances for “Son of Bum,” his memoir about football and growing up with his father, former NFL coach Bum Phillips.

But in the months since he was hired — and during the run-up to this week’s NFL draft — Phillips spent hours evaluating the Rams’ defense and identifying the kinds of defensive players coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead should pursue.

Phillips, 69, has been coaching in the NFL since 1976 and was the defensive coordinator for Denver when the Broncos won the Super Bowl two seasons ago.

“He’s been doing it at a such a high level for such a long time, he knows what it...

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