Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)
Here's my current projection, based upon who I think could be available, who I believe the Rams might be targeting, and who I hope they select:
Round 1 (#16): Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
I'm about 50/50 on whether Warmack will make it this far, but he is, in my opinion, too good a prospect to pass up. He'd be an immediate starter and, along with the addition of Jake Long, would give the Rams the most talented OL its had in years.
Round 1 (#22): Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
There are two things that Les Snead has said that make me think Austin could be the pick here. First, he has repeatedly stressed the need to acquire playmakers. Second, when asked about Mike Wallace, he stated "we already have that guy" (referring to Chris Givens). Well... we certainly don't have a guy like Austin.
Round 2 (#46): Eric Reid, S, LSU
I love the idea of Reid at this spot. Another immediate starter and, in my opinion, a player who has been downgraded more than he should have been. Plus, he has the same type of physical attidude as Finnegan, Jenkins and Johnson.
Round 3 (#78): Sio Moore, OLB, UConn
My top sleeper (though his workouts have caused more and more people to notice him). Moore has the reputation of being very disciplined and has the ability to play both the strong and weak side. Also has some pass rush skills, which could be utilized in blitz packages.
Round 4 (#113): Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
My top RB, Le'Veon Bell, should be long gone by this point, but the Rams get another young back for their stable here. Gillislee can run between the tackles, and has enough speed to break a big play. He'd compliment Richardson and Pead well, I believe.
Round 5 (#149): Earl Wolff, S, North Carolina State
Similar to last year, when the Rams took two WRs and two RBs in the draft, the Rams go back to the well at safety. Wolff is an underrated prospect. He may not be a superstar, but he does everything well and has the speed (4.44 at the Combine) to guard against big plays.
Round 6 (#184): Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern State
Williams is a monster sized (6'2, 325) small school prospect. He turned some heads during Senior Bowl week, and could be a valuable addition to the Rams DL rotation.
Round 7 (#222): Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech
You can never have too many CBs. Sweeting is a smart player who surprised with at 4.42 forty at the Combine. I like his potential as a special teams player and as depth in the DB.