As May’s draft approaches, mock drafts are released every few days or so. In case you are behind the curve on your latest mocks Rams fans, heres my most recent version of St. Louis’ 7-round mock.
Round 1, pick 2: WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson:
There is a strong possibility that the Rams trade down out of this pick, but let’s just say that they keep it here. St. Louis has thrown around a lot of names recently like Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack, Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson or Clemson’s phenom wide receiver, Sammy Watkins. Out of those three, Watkins makes the most sense. Like it or not this is Sam Bradford‘s make-or-break season. He is going to be given his walking papers next offseason if the team doesn’t preform, so this means that he needs weapons. The Rams signed Kenny Britt this offseason, but unfortunately there is more of a chance that he doesn’t pan out than the chance of him being successful. Additionally, aside from speedster Tavon Austin, the Rams receiving corp is on the back half of the NFL. Chris Givens didn’t have solid season last year and Brian Quick has troubles hanging onto the ball. In steps Watkins, a true number one receiver that the Rams have been begging for since Torry Holt made his exit. Sam Bradford and Rams fans alike would (and are) salivating at the chance at Watkins. Having him out wide, and then switching up Givens and Britt opposite of him and Tavon in the slot would be a solid core that the Rams can build on. Not to mention, the surge of success Stedman Bailey had at the end of the year. This is a no-brainer for the Rams here if they decide to stay put at 2.
Round 1, pick 13: S Hasean Clinton-Dix, Alabama:
Now that the Rams got their receiving needs out of the way at 2, they can focus on another big hole, safety. The Rams front 7 is top 10 in the NFL, but their achilles heal is the secondary. They have a solid core of corners, but they get burned at safety. Bringing in arguably the best safety in the nation would undoubtably boost the defense. Clinton-Dix is a hard hitting, smash mouth safety with great closing speed. He plays the hard nosed style of football that defensive coordinator Gregg Williams looks for. Clinton-Dix would fit right in with the Rams physical defense, and he needs to be selected here at 13.
Round 2, pick 37: OT Morgan Moses, Virginia
Round 2, Pick 44: CB Jason Verette, TCU
Round 3, Pick 75: QB Zach Mettenberger, LSU
Round 4, Pick 110: DT Ego Ferguson: LSU
Round 5, Pick 153: HB Storm Johnson: UCF
Round 6, Pick 188: OG Kadeem Edwards, Tennessee State
Round 6, Pick 214: S Dantae Johnson, NC State
Round 7, Pick 226: HB Henry Josey, Mizzu
Round 7, Pick 241: DT DeAndre Coleman, Cal
Round 7, Pick 249: WR John Brown, Pittsburgh State
Round 7, Pick 250: QB David Fales, San Diego State
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