The NFL draft is simply a month away and the mock drafts are being launched completely force. ESPN’s Jordan Reid carried out the job of a complete seven-round mock draft today and his haul for the Rams would be considered as a win for Los Angeles.
Reid not just deals with the Rams’ main requirements, however he likewise includes a developmental quarterback, 2 pass rushes and the fastest cornerback in the draft.
Here’s a breakdown of his 11 overall choices for the Rams.
36. OLB Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State
Reid goes with Anudike-Uzomah over LSU’s B.J. Ojulari and Derick Hall, which I have no issue with. Anudike-Uzomah is an effective rush who fits well in a 3-4 defense regardless of being a little undersized at 6-foot-3. The Rams usually choose larger edge rushes with much better length, however Anudike-Uzomah displayed in college he can hold up versus the run in addition to hurrying the passer.
69. CB D.J. Turner, Michigan
77. WR Rashee Rice, SMU
Turner would be a wonderful choice at No. 69, offering the Rams a cornerback who can play in the slot or on the limit like Jalen Ramsey did. He’s not a one-for-one replacement for Ramsey, however Turner is the fastest cornerback in the class and loaded with capacity.
Rice is an explosive receiver with a 41-inch vertical, and regardless of doing not have top-end speed (4.51 in the 40), he can be a vertical risk with his jumping capability and abilities. That’s precisely what the Rams require, particularly if they move Allen Robinson.
167. RB Israel Abanikanda, Pittsburgh
171. QB Jake Haener, Fresno State
177. OLB Nick Hampton, Appalachian State
Here’s where things get enjoyable. The Rams aren’t desperate for running back or quarterback aid, however those are 2 positions they might really quickly deal with on Day 3 of the draft. Abanikanda isn’t the getting back that numerous anticipate Los Angeles to target as an enhance to Cam Akers, however he’s a fast back with a nose for completion zone and big-play capability.
Haener is a quarterback to look for the Rams this spring due to the fact that despite the fact that he’s undersized, he’s a wise passer with fantastic college production. He’s somebody who might sit for a year or 2 behind Matthew Stafford and possibly become a future starter.
Hampton contributes to the Rams’ pass rush, which requires depth and skill. He’s likewise smaller sized, standing 6-foot-2 and 236 pounds, however he’s a skilled pass rush who might contribute early on as a third-down expert.
182. S Anthony Johnson Jr., Iowa State
189. G Jaxson Kirkland, Washington
191. WR Charlie Jones, Purdue
It’s not out of the concern for the Rams to wait up until the 6th round to include a security after losing Nick Scott and Taylor Rapp. Johnson is a previous cornerback who relocated to security and drew a contrast to John Johnson III by NFL.com.
Kirkland provides the Rams another choice at guard. He’s somebody who might take on Coleman Shelton, Logan Bruss and the rest of the guards.
Jones has great speed (4.43) and can be a getting choice near the line of skirmish considering that he’s a bit small and doesn’t typically win down the field.
223. CB Mekhi Blackmon, USC
251. K Chad Ryland, Maryland
Reid called Blackmon his preferred prospect-team fit in Round 7, liking the method he would suit the Rams’ system.
Blackmon might beat this draft slot if he goes to the ideal group. The Rams frantically require aid at outdoors cornerback, and he has actually the ability to play in numerous protections. He requires to get more powerful, so the Rams might be client with him as he establishes. Blackmon had 3 interceptions and separated 13 passes last season.
Ryland fills an apparent requirement at kicker after the Rams lost Matt Gay in totally free company. They might likewise include a veteran prior to the draft to take on whichever novice they may choose, however Ryland is a fantastic choice. He made 19 of his 23 basket efforts and 39 of 40 PATs last season at Maryland.
Story initially appeared on Rams Wire