Friday, April 18, 2014

Why Jake Mathews and HaSean Clinton-Dix makes sense for the Rams in Round 1

It's less than a month or so before the upcoming NFL Draft 2014 and the Rams has several key areas that needed to be address in the draft mainly the offensive line and the secondary. There are several scenarios on which prospects would the Rams draft come May 8th.

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):
Regardless if the Rams stay put at pick #2 or trade down to get additional picks drafting Offensive Lineman Jake Mathews of Texas A&M makes A TON of sense and here's why: Mathews is technically polished and can play right away from day 1. Aside from his bloodlines (for those who are unaware he's the son of Hall of Fame lineman Bruce Mathews who played for Jeff Fisher during his Oilers/Titans days), Jake Mathews is versatile enough to play all five offensive lineman position as well as a long snapper on special teams. If Jake Long is available in Week 1, he can play left guard. Having Jake Mathews would also give Rodger Saffold the chance to concentrate on playing guard and will backup both offensive tackles positions. 

HaSean "Ha-Ha" Clinton-Dix, Free Safety (Alabama):

For several year, the Free Safety position has been in flux since Aeneas Williams retired. O.J. Atogwe was though to be his replacement but injuries has derailed his career and the Rams has to settle with subpar players. The Rams could have the chance last year in Kenny Vaccaro but the Rams opted to trade up and draft playmaker Tavon Austin. This year the best Free Safety in the 2014 class is HaSean "Ha Ha" Clinton-Dix. He has played in the SEC and has the ability to cover deep in pass coverage as well play the run very effectively which defensive coordinator Gregg Williams preferred of his safeties.