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Some updated mock draft Rams Selections
Here are some updated mock draft picks. I'm only going to post the Rams picks but feel free to click on the links for the full ones.
From Si.com: by Chris Burke and updated 4/21
2. TRADE: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from St. Louis via Washington): Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
*Buccaneers send picks 7, 38 and a 2015 second-rounder to St. Louis for pick No. 2
In the words of Michael Keatonís Batman, ďYou wanna get nuts? Címon! Letís get nuts!Ē
The Falcons have been discussed as a likely trade-up candidate, with their eyes on either Clowney, Khalil Mack or an offensive tackle. Detroit, too, has been floated as a possible aggressor during Round 1, a Calvin Johnson-Golden Tate-Sammy Watkins receiving corp revving the fan base there.
But Tampa Bay needs a receiver worse than Detroit does after dealing Mike Williams. Plus, not so quietly, the Buccaneers have undergone a Lovie Smith-led roster shake-up this offseason, leaving them with far fewer holes than a team picking at No. 7 ought to have. It all adds up to Tampa Bay throwing caution to the wind and nabbing Watkins, giving new QB Josh McCown a Watkins-Vincent Jackson pairing to work with in what would be a dangerous passing game.
7. St. Louis Rams (via Tampa Bay): Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
Trade down, add a pair of second-rounders (one in 2014, one in í15), still get the guy you might have taken at No. 2? Not bad for the Rams.
There will be plenty of St. Louis fans clamoring for their team to stay put in the two-hole and just take Watkins, and there definitely is some merit to that approach. If the opportunity arises, though, to keep stockpiling picks while also addressing what was a troublesome O-line, the Rams will jump.
13. St. Louis Rams: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
Donít rule out St. Louis looking to drop down again here, especially if an earlier trade down works out as well as it did with Robinson landing seventh. The alternative in this case ó staying put and landing the No. 1 safety on the board ó would be just fine. Check another huge need off the list for St. Louis.
Walterfootball: Charlie Campbell updated on 4/21 (no trades)
2. St. Louis Rams: Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
Rams general manager Les Snead is hoping to auction off this pick and move down. A quarterback-needy team would have to move in front of Jacksonville to be sure to land the top choice if Houston takes Clowney.
If the Rams are stuck at No. 2, I've heard the pick will come down to Sammy Watkins or Khalil Mack, but the Rams are falling in love with Mack . The organization feels it can never have enough pass-rushers, and on passing downs, St. Louis will use Mack, Robert Quinn and Chris Long. Even though Mack isn't the best fit for the Rams, he has a big appeal to Gregg Williams and Jeff Fisher.
Mack is a deadly edge rusher with explosion off the snap. He is a very fast and instinctive hard hitter who has excellent pursuit skills. Mack could turn into a double-digit sacker off the edge.
There was a real buzz about Mack (6-3, 251) heading into 2013, and when one sees his production, it is easy to understand the genesis of the hype. Mack justified it when he dominated Ohio State to open this season. The senior had nine tackles with 2.5 sacks versus the Buckeyes, plus an interception returned 45 yards for a touchdown. He recorded 10.5 sacks, 100 tackles, five forced fumbles, seven passes broken up, three interceptions and 19 tackles for a loss for the year.
Mack entered 2013 with 56 career tackles for a loss and was a downhill play-maker throughout his career. He registered 94 tackles, 21 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, four forced fumbles, one blocked kick and two passes broken up in 2012. Mack totaled 65 tackles with 20.5 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks, two passes batted and five forced fumbles in 2011. He had 68 tackles with 14.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, 10 passes batted and two forced fumbles as a freshman.
Pick change; previously Jake Matthews, OT
13. St. Louis Rams: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
The Rams have been scouting the offensive tackles hard as St. Louis could use a young tackle to groom behind Jake Long.
Lewan played well in 2013. He did a nice job against Michigan State and was consistent in his pass protection throughout the season. Lewan looked much better versus Notre Dame in Week 2 this year against the Fighting Irish than he did in 2012. Lewan was impressive all night in pass protection and run blocking. He did well against Notre Dame's edge rushers Stephon Tuitt and Prince Shembo. Against Connecticut, Lewan was beaten for a sack.
2012 was Lewan's third straight season as the starter at left tackle, and he got better as the year progressed. Lewan was solid as a pass-protector and very effective as a run-blocker. The redshirt junior didn't have his best games against Alabama or Ohio State, but he wasn't dominated by Jadeveon Clowney in the Outback Bowl. The Wolverines tackle held his own and had his share of wins. Lewan was a Second-Team All-Big Ten selection in 2011.
The 6-foot-7, 309-pounder is a good run-blocker with the athleticism to be a pass-protector. He should fill out his frame, but has ideal length and athleticism. Lewan has some upside and just needs more development.
Pick change; previously Aaron Donald, DT
Also from Walterfootball: By Walter and updated 4/22
2. St. Louis Rams: Khalil Mack, DE/OLB, Buffalo
This is what St. Louis' preferred options look like, in order:
1. Trade down with a team wanting Jadeveon Clowney or Blake Bortles.
2. Draft Clowney if available.
3. Draft either Khalil Mack or Sammy Watkins.
Most mocks have Watkins or Greg Robinson here, but the Rams are deciding between Khalil Mack or Sammy Watkins at No. 2 barring a trade or Clowney being available. They are also "falling in love" with Mack, per Charlie Campbell's report. And for those wondering, this is not a smokescreen; it's the same source that gave us Alec Ogletree in 2013, which is why both Charlie and I had the Georgia linebacker mocked to St. Louis last year.
13. St. Louis Rams: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
Bradley Roby at No. 13 may surprise some, but there's been talk of the Ohio State product moving up in the first round. Though Roby had a poor 2013 campaign, his 2012 film was excellent. He has character issues, but St. Louis won't mind them.
Taylor Lewan is a strong option, as he falls because of off-the-field problems as well. However, Jeff Fisher believes that he can take offensive linemen later in the draft, so he could pass on Lewan if he likes Roby or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix enough.
Re: Some updated mock draft Rams Selections
IF we did go Mack then CB, whether that is Robley, Dennard, Fuller, or Gilbert it would help solidfy the middle and back side. If we could get a Buchannon or Ward in the 2nd or 3rd and an OT in either one of those(especially if it was for a trade to get additional 2nd pick that would satisfactory to me.
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