The time has come for my final lists.
Here's my methodology:
1. On prior boards, I included several players who, though perhaps of interest to the Rams, have virtually no chance of making it to No. 16. As these players are largely irrelevant to my priority lists, I've taken them off the board.
2. I've divided my Top 20 Draft Board into three categories:
Group 1 consists of priority prospects for Pick #16. In other words, if any of these players are on the board, the Rams should take the highest ranked prospect and not consider (absent an absurdly lopsided offer) trading back.
Group 2 consists of priority prospects for Pick #22. In other words, if any of players from Groups 1 and 2 are on the board at #22, the Rams should take the highest ranked prospect and not consider (absent an absurdly lopsided offer) trading back.
Group 3 consists of players who I might take in Round 1, but would prefer not to take them without first attempting to trade back to acquire more picks.
3. I've extended the second list from 20 to 30 players and am now calling it a Weekend Watch List rather than a Day 2 Watch list, as it includes players I would consider beyond Round 3.
4. Players with an asterisk are those who have met with, or are scheduled to meet with, the Rams.
And with those explanations... here are my final lists:
Off the board: Luke Joekel, Eric Fisher, Lane Johnson, Dee Milliner,Xavier Rhodes, Sharif Floyd, Dion Jordan.
Rams Draft Board
1. Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
2. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee*
3. Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia*
4. D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama*
5. Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
6. Matt Elam, S, Florida
7. Eric Reid, S, LSU
8. Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee*
9. Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor*
10. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
11. Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia*
12. Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
13. Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama*
14. Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech*
15. Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
16. Keenan Allen, WR, California*
17. Kyle Long, OT/OT, Oregon*
18. Le’Veon Bell, RB,Michigan State
19. Khaseem Green, OLB, Rutgers*
20. Jonathan Cyprien, S, FIU
Weekend Watch List
1. Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky*
2. Sio Moore, OLB, UConn*
3. Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA*
4. Terron Armstead,OT/OG, Arkansas-Pine Bluff*
5. Marcus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
6. Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi
7. Travis Frederick,OG/C, Wisconsin
8. Arthur Brown, OLB, Kansas State*
9. Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida*
10.ShamarkoThomas, S, Syracuse
11. Gerald Hodges, OLB, Penn State
12. Philip Thomas, S, Fresno State
13. David Amerson, DB, North Carolina State
14. Robert Woods, WR, USC
15. Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
16. Menalik Watson, OT, Florida State
17. Justin Pugh, OG/OT, Syracuse
18. Zavier Gooden, OLG, Missouri
19. Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech
20. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
21. Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern St.
22. Dallas Thomas, OG/OT, Tennessee
23. Alvin Bailey, OG, Arkansas
24. D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina
25. Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina
26. Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
27. Trevardo Williams, OLB, UConn
28. Da’Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
29. Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
30. Earl Wolff, S, North Carolina State