Saturday, March 30, 2013

My 2013 Rams Mock Draft

This is another offseason on which I considered a "work in progress" as the Rams where able upgrade key areas of the offense by signing Pro Bowl LT Jake Long and TE Jared Cook. With these signings the upcoming draft will at least focus on area left void by the loss of Danny Amendola and All-Pro Steven Jackson.

Round 1A: FS Kenny Vaccaro (Texas)
The Rams needed some serious upgrade at FS as Craig Dahl has been targeted many times by opposing QB. Vaccaro can cover slot receivers and TE's and he is also good in run support.

Round 1B:  WR DeAndre Hopkins (Clemson)
The Rams needs to replace the loss of Brandon Gibson and Hopkins is one of those late 1st round WR's available.

Round 2: OT/OG Kyle Long (Oregon)
The Rams needed some depth at OT spot as well as possible starter at LG. Kyle Long is physical freak and is good in both run and pass blocking.

Round 3: Zaviar Gooden SLB (Missouri)
The Rocky MacIntosh experiment is a failure and Mario Haggans is 32. Gooden is considered the best LB in terms of pass coverage.

Round 4: Le'Von Bell RB (Michigan State)
With the loss of Steve Jackson, the Rams needed a big back to compliment Daryl Richardson

Round 5: Barrett Jones OG/C (Alabama)
Jones is one most versatile lineman in this draft and can play all five positions but his strength is at either at guard or a center. Jones can be the solution to the loss of Rob Turner.

Round 6: David Bass DE (Missouri Western)
Bass is one of those potential gems coming from the small school is Missouri Western which Greg Zuerlein attended too.

Round 7: T.J. Moe WR (Missouri)
Another Missouri product which I view as a member much tougher version of Danny Amendola.