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WR - Kenny Britt
TE1- Jared Cook
LT - Jake Long
LG - Greg Robinson
C - Scott Wells
RG - Rodger Saffold
RT - Joe Barksdale
TE2 - Lance Kendricks
WR2 - Chris Givens
QB - Sam Bradford
RB - Zac Stacy
LE - Chris Long
NT- Michael Brockers
UT - Aaron Donald
RE - Robert Quinn
MLB - James Laurinaitis
RLB - Jo-Lonn Dunbar
LCB - Janoris Jenkins
RCB - Trumaine Johnson
SS - TJ McDonald
FS - Rodney McLeod
P - Johnny Hekker
PK - Greg Zuerlein
LS - Jake McQuaide
KR - Benny Cunningham
PR - Tavon Austin
Monday, May 12, 2014
Greg Robinson, Offensive Lineman, Auburn
Analysis: This was already been predicted by most draft expert early on. Greg Robinson would help the Rams provide protection to Sam Bradford as well as open better running lanes for Zac Stacy because of his impressive athleticism to go with the strength and excellent run blocking skills.
Aaron Donald, Defensive Tackle, Pittsburgh
Analysis: This was surprise for me as I was not expecting Aaron Donald to last to pick number 13 and of course Fisher and Snead quickly picked this freak of defensive tackle who lead the nation in tackles for loss to go with 11 sacks. Donald has very quick initial step opposing lineman are mostly slow to block him. He would provide the Rams the needed interior pass rush that the Rams needed.
Lamarcus Joyner, Cornerback, Florida State
Analysis: Snead and Fisher traded up several spots to take Lamarcus Joyner because they suspected a team will take Joyner before the Rams could pick. Joyner will be the Rams' replacement to Cortland Finnegan and more as he is versatile enough to play a bit of a Free Safety ala Tyrann Mathieu.
Tre Mason, Runningback, Auburn
Analysis: I was caught off guard and a bit disappointed when the Rams decided to pick Tre Mason over Free Safety Terrence Brooks of Florida State. Sure the did was a Heisman finalist and has rushed over 700+ yards against Mizzou in the SEC championship and of course both Fisher and Snead has Auburn ties.
Maurice Alexander, Safety, Utah State
Analysis: Most experts considered this pick a reach because he is virtually and unknown prospect but the Jeff Fisher and Snead are adamant that there are some team that invited him to workouts and didn't want to risk losing him. Alexander is big and physical he will likely be the backup to TJ McDonald and will be in very useful in special teams specially in the kick coverage teams.
E.J. Gaines, Cornerback, Missouri
Analysis: I was surprise and happy that Gaines was still available in Round 6 and the Rams gladly pick him because of his superb coverage skills. His selling point: he limited Mike Evans to only 4 catches for 8 yards which mean he can cover any receiver big or small.
Garrett Gilbert, Quarterback, SMU
Analysis: Clearly a developmental quarterback. This only shows that the Rams don't want to give Sam Bradford some quarterback controversy had they picked A.J. McCarron, Aaron Murray or David Fales in the earlier rounds.
Mitchell Van Dyk, OT, Portland State University
Analysis: I view this as a depth/insurance in case Joe Barksdale gets injured.
C.B. Bryant, FS, Ohio State
Analysis: This is a case of picking the best available free safety available. Bryant is also versatile enough to play both FS and SS. The only caveat is that he is injury prone which cast doubt on his availability in the long run.
Michael Sam, DE, Missouri
Analysis: Among the late round picks, only Michael Sam made the news as the Rams took a chance on him. Personally his measurables are not that impressive but you can measure the person's resolve and heart to succeed despite adversities. He'll he won't be the SEC Co-Defensive player of the year for nothing.
Demetrius Rhaney, OL, Tennesee State
Analysis: Rhaney is similar to Mitchell Van Dyk but for interior linemen. Scott Well's health is a concern and adding depth at center helps.
Friday, April 18, 2014
As an avid fan, I have my own opinions and I would explain to you why these prospects makes sense for the Rams to draft in the 1st round.
Jake Mathews, OL (Texas A&M):
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Before the I go over the mock draft there are certain situations that I would post before going proceeding to the mock draft itself to better understand the mock draft itself.
Free agency Signings
Rodger Saffold (Right Guard)
Shelley Smith (Guard) - 1 year minimum
Post June 1 Cuts
Rams trade Round 1 Pick2 to the Pittsburgh Steelers for (Round 1 pick 15, Round 2 pick 14, Round 4 pick 18).
Round 1 pick 13: Darqueze Dennard CB | Michigan State:
This is a surprise to some but this make sense since the Rams are very thin at corner back so the Rams will draft the best available cornerback in Darqueze Dennard. Dubbed "No Fly Zone" Dennard would provide the Rams the same ballhawk skills and physicality that Cortland Finnegan provides and instantly solidify the cornerback corp.
Round 1 pick 15: HaSean Clinton-Dix, FS | Alabama:
The Rams have been looking for a solid Free Safety since O.J. Atogwe so the Rams would draft the best "hybrid" safety in Clinton-Dix. "Ha Ha" is so good on both deep pass coverage as well as against the run and has played in a very tough college conference.
Round 2, Pick 12: Xavier Su'a-Filo OG/OT | UCLA:
The Rams needs to solidify the left guard position since Chris Williams AND Shelley Smith are average at best. Su'a-Filo also has Left Tackle experience so he provides versatility too. He's a bit raw for now but we all know how Paul Boudreau coaches his O-linemen.
Round 2, Pick 14: Ra'shede Hageman DT | Minnesota:
With the Rams releasing Kendall Langford, the Rams needed an upgrade and Rashede Hageman is the upgrade. Hageman is a freak of an athlete 6'6" 308lbs and is being compared to former Pat/Raiders Richard Seymour. There are some questions about his off-the-field attitude but that does not deter the Rams to get their own version of Albert Haynesworth (the good side hopefully).
Round 3, Pick 11: Jarvis Landry, WR | LSU:
With the Austin Pettis becoming a free agent next season, the Rams would add a receiver who has played in the same offensive system as the Rams who has good route running skills and good hands and good game speed. What stands out for Landry is his physicality specially when blocking. Having a good blocker down field would benefit Zac Stacy and the other runningbacks on running plays.
Round 4, Pick 10: Christian Jones ILB/OLB | Florida State:
The Rams need to replace Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Christian Jones would not only provide the Rams the toughness and speed, but he will also give the Rams some versatility as he can be either play middle linebacker, rush 'backer/ blitzer and a defensive end on nickel/dime packages. He is also great analyzing plays against red-option offenses like the Panthers, Seahawks and the 49ers.
Round 4, Pick 14: Zach Mettenberger QB | LSU:
The Rams needed an upgrade at backup QB who can potentially challenge Sam Bradford. Mettenberger has a benefit of playing in pro-style offense under Cam Cameron so his transition would not be as difficult.
Round 5, Pick 13: Wesley Johnson, OT | Vanderbilt:
Wesley Johnson is one of the top Offensive Lineman in the SEC. He help Zac Stacy rack up 2000 yards in his last two years in Vanderbilt and what good about Johnson is his versatility to play all FIVE o-lineman position. He's practically another Barrett Jones but much better body frame and more disciplined.
Round 6, Pick 12: Chris Coyle, Fullback / H-back / Tight End | Arizona State
Mike McNeil is a free agent and the Rams replace his production in both special teams and on Ogre Formations (Two Tight-end, 1 Full back formations).
Round 7, Pick 11: Dontae Johnson, FS/CB | North Carolina State
The Rams needed more depth in the secondary and with Darian Stewart now a free agent Johnson can play play both Free Safety and cornerback.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
The Pre Draft Scenario:
-Rams didn't sign any Free Agents
-Didn't re-sign any own free agents
#2 pick to the Cleveland Browns for #8 and #24 (Colts pick)
-Sammy Watkins is the beast Wide Receiver of this class in the level of A.J. Green. He is explosive and has great hands. He will start opposite Chris Givens.
Pick #13: Ha'Sean "Ha Ha" Clinton-Dix FS, Alabama
Pick #24: Ra'Shede Hageman, DT/DE, Minnesota
Pick #13: Cyril Richardson OG, Baylor
-Rams needs to protect Sam Bradford and Chris Williams is not the answer at LG. Richardson is one of the best available Guard in the draft next to David Yankey. What's great about Richardson is that he can slide out at LT and still play at a high level. Versatility is a one trait that Jeff Fisher likes with his offensive lineman.
Round 3: Pick #13: E.J. Gaines CB, Missouri
-Gaines is the best cornerback in the SEC conference as he has covered the opposing team's top receivers despite his 5' 11" stature. He effective shutdown Texas A & M's Mike Evans without problem.
- Has been a starter for 4 years at Vanderbilt
- Has played all five offensive line positions which shows versatility.
- Has not called been called "false start" since his freshman year that shows good football presence and discipline.
- Playing in the SEC shows that he faced the best competition.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
This is a scenario were there are no trade deals involve and the picks will be as it is.
1ST Round Pick 2: Sammy Watkins WR Clemson
-If the Rams are not able find a trade partner for pick #2 they will likely do the best player available approach. The selections would either DE Jadaveon Clowney, OT Jake Mathews but fter his performance at the Orange Bowl, WR Sammy Watkins has vaulted himself to the top 5 and be the next elite WR since A.J. Green. Sammy Watkins will instantly provide a surefire weapon for Sam Bradford.
1ST Round Pick 13: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix Alabama Free Safety, Alabama
-The Rams are in need of secondary help specially at the Free safety position. Haha Clinton-Dix is the best free safety in the class as he has already played in a high level and has 2 national championship in his resume playing for Alabama in a tough SEC conference.
2ND Round Pick 13: Zack Martin Offensive Tackle/Guard, Notre Dame
-Zack Martin is a good Offensive Tackle in college but he is projected as a Left Guard in the next level. Jeff Fisher like versatility in his offensive lineman and adding Zack Martin might ease the time while Jake Long is injured. Once Long comes back he can slide back in.
3RD Round Pick 13: Shane Skov Linebacker Stanford
-Rams needed to replace Jo-Lonn Dunbar's production as a blitzer and run specialist at ROLB and Mr. Skov would be my candidate for that role. He can also play MLB so he can be JL55's backup.
4TH Round Pick 13: E.J. Gaines Cornerback Missouri
-Despite his 5'11 height, Gaines plays like he's taller cornerback and has shutdown Big SEC receivers like Mike Evans. Gaines would be a welcome addition to a struggling Rams secondary
5TH Round Pick 13: Justin Britt Offensive Tackle Missouri
-Rams needed to add depth at Offensive Tackle and Justin Britt is the best available swing tackle at this juncture. Britt is a 1st Team All-SEC at his position.
6TH Round Pick 13: JC Copeland Fullback LSU
-With the Rams rededicating to the running game, there will be a need for a lead blockers. For now H-Back Corey Harkey has been their best lead blocker. Adding Copeland would at least give the Rams another receiving option from the backfield or for short yardage I situations.
7TH Round Pick 13: Denicos Allen OLB Michigan State
-Michigan State is the top defensive team in the nation and one of the stars of that squad is Denicos Allen, he is athletic and is good at the point of attack. The only knack is his small frame.
Friday, January 3, 2014
- Rodger Saffold T/G UFA
- Chris Williams G UFA
- Darian Stewart S UFA
- Jo-Lonn Dunbar LB UFA
- Kellen Clemens QB UFA
- Shelley Smith G RFA
- Matt Giordano S UFA
- Mike McNeill TE RFA
- Will Witherspoon LB UFA
- Tim Barnes C ERFA
- Austin Davis QB RFA
- Quinton Pointer S RFA
- Sammy Brown DE RFA