Nick's Top 50 Prospects for Day 3 of 2014 Draft
Not every one of these guys would be great fits with the Rams at first glance, but I think we're approaching the part of the process where they'd be good value and maybe could find a role.
There are some really intriguing prospects on this list, so I'm confident the Rams can still find some solid contributors on Day 3.
Nick's Day 3 Top 50
CB Keith McGill
-4.4 speed and 6'3" size, worth taking a shot on that combo.
OT Cameron Fleming
-Massive size and power as a drive blocker, could play inside at guard or be tried at RT.
WR Martavis Bryant
-6'4" with 4.4 speed. Better athlete than a football player but could develop.
CB Pierre Desir
-Division II standout that held his own at Senior Bowl. Average timed speed.
DT DaQuan Jones
-Big force on the inside. Not a Rams need anymore but value is there.
WR Bruce Ellington
-Smaller slot receiver with excellent hands. Rams have Tavon, but Ellington carries Day Two value IMO.
LB Carl Bradford
-Hybrid DE/LB with athleticism to handle coverage. Could be a good Gregg Williams blitzer.
LB Telvin Smith
-Lanky WILL who needs to bulk up but has good instincts and closing speed.
OT Tiny Richardson
-Looks the part but needs technique work. Boudreau could challenge him.
DT Kelcy Quarles
-Long arms and good upper body strength (27 reps), could factor into DL rotation.
CB Bashaud Breeland
-Timed speed left a lot to be desired, but is fluid and will mix it up against the run.
LB Jordan Tripp
-Football smarts and character give this guy a chance to become a WILL contributor.
OG Dakota Dozier
-Wrestling background and good finisher, needs technique work.
FS Brock Vereen
-Brother is Patriots RB Shane. Doesn't have ideal length but is fluid with good awareness.
QB Aaron Murray
-Bit of a game manager but great intangibles. Exactly what you look for in developmental back-up.
OG David Yankey
-Once considered 1st round prospect, gets the job done though a bit lumbering.
FS Ed Reynolds
-Good sized, zone defender. Not as athletic as you like but can find the ball.
CB Marcus Roberson
-Former Day 2 prospect that's slipped, solid size but underwhelming timed speed.
LB Christian Jones
-Great size and versatility, needs to work on instincts.
WR Kevin Norwood
-Solid size, could become a decent possession target.
DT Daniel McCullers
-Massive inside stuffer, could remind Fisher of Albert Haynesworth with his size.
LB Shane Skov
-Worth considering to provide depth behind Laurinaitis.
TE Arthur Lynch
-Good size, solid speed short area threat. Needs technique work as in-line blocker.
CB Jaylen Watkins
-Impressive 22 reps and nice speed. Has experience at both CB and S.
CB Walt Aikens
-Nice size and physicality, dismissed from Illinois.
DT Justin Ellis
-Stout nose tackle prospect who sits in a spot and holds it.
OG Cyril Richardson
-Dropped like a rock since start of process, but has versatility and physical tools.
RB Andre Williams
-Loved his story as a senior, but how much is left in the tank after a heavy college workload?
QB Zach Mettenberger
-Strong arm, could be a capable back-up in power running play action offense.
FS Marqueston Huff
-Solid size, speed, and versatility. Could blossom under good coaching.
WR Brandon Coleman
-Needs work in a lot of areas but offers great size and former basketball experience.
RB Lache Seastrunk
-Quality complimentary runner w/ deceptive open field speed
LB Trevor Reilly
-Versatility as a rush SAM 'backer. Love that he's described as "country strong"
CB E.J. Gaines
-Size is an issue but is aggressive. Better fit in zone, perhaps.
CB Antone Exum
-Size and strength to funtion as press corner, needs technique work.
FS/LB Dion Bailey
-Not as high on him as others, but has playmaking ability. What's his role?
RB James White
-Is he good in his own right or because of offense he played in? Tough with low center of gravity.
OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
-Canadian prospect with developmental intrigue. Aggressive on field and intelligent.
OG Charles Leno
-Long arms, possible untapped potential and positional versatility.
LB Howard Jones
-Athleticism is there but does he fit scheme? Could be special teamer and rush 'backer.
WR Shaq Evans
-Good enough possession type receiver, could fill that Austin Pettis role.
CB Chris Davis
-Why stop the Auburn pipeline? Physical with return ability, plays bigger than he is.
QB A.J. McCarron
-Will need good supporting cast to succeed, but solid decision making.
DL Taylor Hart
-Intriguing size as a potential left end, offers positional versatility.
LB Jordan Zumwalt
-Nice size, temperament could fit this defense. Has played all LB positions.
WR Robert Herron
-Small but can threaten vertically or contribute on special teams.
OT Seantrel Henderson
-Very questionable maturity but has the physical tools to be developed.
LB Adrian Hubbard
-Size of a DE but could be tried as a blitzing linebacker. Hasn't come together for him yet.
QB Tom Savage
-Inconsistent passer but he has physical tools. Hasn't been able to put it together.
LB Chris Smith
-Might be worth looking at as situational blitzer or special teams player.