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    Nick's "Nearly a Week Away" Two-Round NFL Mock & Full Rams Draft

    Weíre nearly a week away, and Iíve pumped out another two-round mock on how things may go down. The Ramsí picks didnít change much from my previous projection; I only swapped the placement of the second-round choices. Where changes were made from my previous April 7th mock, Iíll note them with the pick. Otherwise, have at it!


    Round One
    1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
    -Luck remains the top prospect in this class and the no-brainer selection for the Colts.

    2. Washington Redskins (f/STL): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
    -This selection could be written in ink the moment Washington traded up.

    3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
    -Since Iím not projecting trades, I think the Vikings nab Kalil if they stay here.

    4. Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
    -Richardson is a Top Five prospect and would fill the void left by Peyton Hillis.

    5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
    -Claiborne would almost instantly become the top corner for the Buccaneers.

    6. St. Louis Rams (f/WAS): Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
    -Sam Bradford finally gets a legitimate weapon in the passing game.

    7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
    -When push comes to shove, I think a defensive end wins out here.

    8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
    -Miami looks like the best potential home for Texas A&Mís Tannehill.

    9. Carolina Panthers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
    -Cox is still my highest ranked defensive tackle, making him the guy for Carolina.

    10. Buffalo Bills: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
    -Michael Floyd will get consideration here, but the need at tackle is too great to pass on Reiff.

    11. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
    (Previously OG DeCastro)
    -The Chiefs may opt to find OL help later, instead electing to take the draftís best inside linebacker.

    12. Seattle Seahawks: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
    -I like the fit of Coples with a Seahawks team in need of a versatile outside man.

    13. Arizona Cardinals: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
    (Previously LB Kuechly)
    -With Kuechly off the board, I think the Cardinals will take Floyd over DeCastro here.

    14. Dallas Cowboys: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
    -The addition of Poe could shift Ratliff to defensive end, where the Cowboys also need help.

    15. Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
    -OL could get consideration here, but Brockers should help shore up the run defense.

    16. New York Jets: Courtney Upshaw, LB, Alabama
    -Pass rusher is a huge need in New York, making Upshaw a sensible selection.

    17. Cincinnati Bengals (f/OAK): David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
    (Previously OG Glenn)
    -The Bengals are thrilled to see DeCastro still on the board for them here.

    18. San Diego Chargers: Nick Perry, LB, USC
    (Previously SS Barron)
    -Former USC assistant Joe Barry is now on the Chargersí staff. I bet heíd love to see a familiar face.

    19. Chicago Bears: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
    (Previously WR Floyd)
    -With Floyd off the board, the Bears turn to their defensive line and add some pass-rush help.

    20. Tennessee Titans: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
    (Previously DE Perry)
    -Gilmore could be off the board earlier than this, but his addition will help fill the hole Finnegan left.

    21. Cincinnati Bengals: Mark Barron, SS, Alabama
    (Previously CB Gilmore)
    -The Bengals cut Chris Crocker and could be starting Taylor Mays at strong safety. Need I say more?

    22. Cleveland Browns (f/ ATL): Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
    -Cordy Glenn gets strong consideration here to play RT, but ultimately, the Browns need weapons.

    23. Detroit Lions: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
    (Previously OT Martin)
    -Hard to pass up on Martin, but Kirkpatrick gives the Lions a legitimate cornerback.

    24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia
    (Previously LB Hightower)
    -The Steelers are thrilled to have a chance at Glenn, who could start for them at guard or tackle.

    25. Denver Broncos: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
    -Tailback will get some consideration, but Worthy combines great value and need.

    26. Houston Texans: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
    (Previously WR Hill)
    -A receiver makes sense, but the Texans also need to replace RT Eric Winston.

    27. New England Patriots (f/ NO): Shea McClellin, LB, Boise State
    (Previously LB Mercilus)
    -I still have the Patriots going linebacker, but with Mercilus gone, they like the versatility of McClellin.

    28. Green Bay Packers: Andre Branch, LB, Clemson
    -The Packers would love to help their pass rush with this pick, and sure enough, they do.

    29. Baltimore Ravens: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
    (Previously OG Silatolu)
    -If Hill is on the board, he makes a lot of sense for a Ravens team in need of a third receiver.

    30. San Francisco *****: Peter Konz, OL, Wisconsin
    (Previously DL Reyes)
    -Konz could step in right away at RG and also provide insurance at center behind Goodwin.

    31. New England Patriots: Kendall Reyes, DL, Connecticut
    (Previously CB Kirkpatrick)
    -Reyes has the versatility to play inside in a four-man front or at end in a three-man front.

    32. New York Giants: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
    -The Giants have a need at both tackle spots, so Adams wonít have trouble finding a home.


    Round Two
    33. St. Louis Rams: Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
    (Previously DT Thompson)
    -With no capable starting LG, the Rams will give Zeitler a long look.

    34. Indianapolis Colts: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
    -Pairing Luck with his college tight end makes a lot of sense for Indy.

    35. Minnesota Vikings: Harrison Smith, SS, Notre Dame
    (Previously WR Randle)
    -Smith could sneak into the top half of the second round to a safety-needy team like the Vikings.

    36. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
    -Martin would be a nice selection here if Tampa has soured on Blount.

    37. Cleveland Browns: Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State
    (Previously OT Massie)
    -If the Browns donít take a QB here, they may not get much of an upgrade over Colt.

    38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
    (Previously WR Jeffery)
    -Randle is a contender for a first-round selection; the Jags are lucky to see him here.

    39. St. Louis Rams (f/WAS): Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
    (Previously OG Zeitler)
    -Thompson on the nose should help the Rams improve their run defense.

    40. Carolina Panthers: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
    -Jenkins is a character risk, but he may be worth it to a Panther team in need of secondary help.

    41. Buffalo Bills: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
    (Previously LB David)
    -The Bills passed on Floyd to take an OT in Round One, and are happy to see Jeffery here.

    42. Miami Dolphins: Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
    (Previously WR Sanu)
    -While Sanu still makes sense, Miami needs to add players who can rush the passer as well.

    43. Seattle Seahawks: Dontía Hightower, LB, Alabama
    (Previously LB Brown)
    -A bit of a slide for Hightower, but heíd be a great man in the middle for Seattle.

    44. Kansas City Chiefs: Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State
    (Previously DB Dennard)
    -Now the Chiefs turn to their need at OG by selecting a small-school guy in Silatolu.

    45. Dallas Cowboys: Vinny Curry, LB, Marshall
    (Previously C Konz)
    -The Cowboys named Spencer their franchise player, but theyíd like more of a pass rush from his side.

    46. Philadelphia Eagles: Bobby Massie, OT, Mississippi
    (Previously LB Wagner)
    -Between Massie and Bell, youíd hope the Eagles sudden need at OT would be taken care of.

    47. New York Jets: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
    (Previously SS Smith)
    -With Smith off the board, the Jets fill their need at receiver by selecting Sanu.

    48. New England Patriots (f/OAK): Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech
    (Previously DT Still)
    -The Patriots have needs at bother corner and safety; Hosley is the best DB on the board.

    49. San Diego Chargers: Devon Still, DL, Penn State
    (Previously LB Curry)
    -Though the Chargers brought back Luis Castillo, they could use some more help up front.

    50. Chicago Bears: Josh Robinson, CB, UCF
    (Previously DE Jones)
    -The Bears need a quality #2 corner, and Robinson turned heads with his 4.33 forty-yard dash.

    51. Philadelphia Eagles (f/ARI): Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska
    (Previously QB Weeden)
    -The value of David here is solid, and the Eagles need more help at linebacker.

    52. Tennessee Titans: Zach Brown, LB, North Carolina
    (Previously CB Robinson)
    -Will Witherspoonís time as a starting LB in the league should be winding down.

    53. Cincinnati Bengals: Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
    (Previously RB Miller)
    -Givens is solid value in the late second and could do some damage opposite A.J. Green.

    54. Detroit Lions: Kelechi Osemele, OL, Iowa State
    (Previously CB Hosley)
    -Osemele could plug into the Lionsí line-up at either right guard or push for time at right tackle.

    55. Atlanta Falcons: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson
    (Previously LB McClellin)
    -The Falcons grab a talented tight end in Allen to groom behind Tony Gonzalez.

    56. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington
    (Previously OL Osemele)
    -Taíamu may see himself pushed up boards due to the need for true nose guards.

    57. Denver Broncos: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
    (Previously RB Wilson)
    -Miller is in consideration for the Broncosí first round pick, so heís great value here.

    58. Houston Texans: A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois
    (Previously OG Brooks)
    -The Texans prefer their receivers taller, but Jenkins brings a lot to their offense.

    59. Green Bay Packers: Chris Polk, RB, Washington
    -Ryan Grant is gone, so the Packers have a hole to fill in the backfield.

    60. Baltimore Ravens: Mychal Kendricks, LB, California
    (Previously WR Quick)
    -The versatile Kendricks could help situationally while being groomed to replace Ray Lewis.

    61. San Francisco *****: Jared Crick, DL, Nebraska
    (Previously CB Johnson)
    -Crick provides great depth to a ***** unit that is already a big strength.

    62. New England Patriots: Alfonzo Dennard, DB, Nebraska
    (Previously WR Givens)
    -The Patriots already took one cornerback; Dennard could compete for them at safety.

    63. New York Giants: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
    (Previously TE Allen)
    -With Brandon Jacobs gone, Ahmad Bradshaw may need someone to help share the load.


    Remaining Rams Draft
    Round 3: Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State
    -Wagner is one of the best values on the board at the start of Round Three, and should compete to start immediaely for the Rams.

    Round 4: Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State
    -The Rams and San Diego State runners have done well together in the past, right? Hillman is an intriguing mid-round prospect who broke some of Marshall's old records.

    Round 6: Chris Greenwood, CB, Albion
    -If Greenwood is still on the board here, he's worth considering given his physical tools (6'1", 193 lbs, 4.41 forty, 43" vert).

    Round 7: Adrien Robinson, TE, Cincinnati
    -Robinson put on an impressive show at his pro day, and the Rams aren't so stacked at tight end that he couldn't compete as a late-round body.

    Round 7: Brad Nortman, P, Wisconsin
    -With Donnie Jones elsewhere, the Rams may opt to take a gamble on a late-round punter to see if he sticks.


    Rams Projected 2012 Depth Chart
    (New Starters Underlined; Rookies in Italics)
    QB: Bradford, Brandstater
    RB: Jackson, Hillman, Porter
    FB: Miller
    WR: Blackmon, Gibson, Amendola, Smith, Salas, Pettis, Alexander
    TE: Kendricks, Mulligan, Robinson
    LT: Saffold, Welch
    LG: Zeitler, Turner
    C: Wells, Barnes
    RG: Dahl, Hughes
    RT: Smith, Ojinnaka

    DE: Long, Quinn, Hayes, Sims
    DT: Langord, Thompson, Scott, Laws
    OLB: Dunbar, Wagner, Cole
    MLB: Laurinaitis, Hull
    CB: Finnegan, Fletcher, Gordy, Murphy, Greenwood
    S: Mikell, Stewart, Dahl

    K: Brown
    P: Nortman, Malone
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    Re: Nick's "Nearly a Week Away" Two-Round NFL Mock & Full Rams Draft

    Four starters in three rounds. Well done, sir.

    P.S. If Weeden beats out McCoy, that Browns offense will be very young, but WOW....crazy explosive!
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    I'm AvengerRam, and I approve of this Mock Draft.

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    Re: Nick's "Nearly a Week Away" Two-Round NFL Mock & Full Rams Draft

    whiners --- Konz, Crick

    cards --- Floyd

    hawks --- Coples, Hightower

    Whiners patched a couple holes, Cards got a counterpart to Fitz. But wow, the Hawks potentially took two large steps forward with their defense.
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    Re: Nick's "Nearly a Week Away" Two-Round NFL Mock & Full Rams Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    whiners --- Konz, Crick

    cards --- Floyd

    hawks --- Coples, Hightower

    Whiners patched a couple holes, Cards got a counterpart to Fitz. But wow, the Hawks potentially took two large steps forward with their defense.
    The worst part of the draft is seeing your rivals pick good players.

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    Re: Nick's "Nearly a Week Away" Two-Round NFL Mock & Full Rams Draft

    Good one, Nick!

    Nothing to complain about here.

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    Re: Nick's "Nearly a Week Away" Two-Round NFL Mock & Full Rams Draft

    Nice mock, I noticed Konz made it back into the first RD. Both our lines would look pretty good after this draft.

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