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  • 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.

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    Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

    Conceptually I really like you approach to attacking the draft ...I, along with probably everyone else, want different players and/or think different players will / won't be available at those spots, but I think it is important to see the "plan of attack".

    The only conceptual point I disagree with is that there should be another WR taken (and taken in top 4 rounds)....
    Running Backs can be found easier in later rounds (unless they are T-Rich type) and Wrs are the weapons we need. Our defense will be good even if we don't add anyone but free agents...but our offensive attack needs weapons ---

    I would go Warmack or Cooper but back it up with Woods and Dobson -- something like that...


    Be once again ., we all like different players, its the 'scheme' that matters

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      Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

      I have to say that I like this draft a lot. The first three picks especially jump out at me. Warmack, Austin, and Reid would fill the the three of the biggest needs the Rams currently have. I would prefer another safety, such as Elam or Vaccaro, but I would have no qualms about getting Reid. Especially, if the the first two picks turned out this way. I think drafting a LB in the 4th round or sooner, like you mock here, is a good idea. I don't know much about Moore, but he seems like good value at that pick. Some nice picks to round out the draft as well. Good mock.

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        Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

        Originally posted by richtree View Post
        Conceptually I really like you approach to attacking the draft ...I, along with probably everyone else, want different players and/or think different players will / won't be available at those spots, but I think it is important to see the "plan of attack".

        The only conceptual point I disagree with is that there should be another WR taken (and taken in top 4 rounds)....
        Running Backs can be found easier in later rounds (unless they are T-Rich type) and Wrs are the weapons we need. Our defense will be good even if we don't add anyone but free agents...but our offensive attack needs weapons ---

        I would go Warmack or Cooper but back it up with Woods and Dobson -- something like that...


        Be once again ., we all like different players, its the 'scheme' that matters
        I don't know if I agree with taking two WRs in the draft early. While the Rams could use as much talent as possible at the receiver position, the thought of two rookies, two 2nd year players, and a 3rd year player, and Jared Cook really scares me. I feel there is way too much inexperience. Not to say that is a bad thing, but I would prefer adding a veteran to this team just to help out the younger guys. Someone like Nate Washington to Devery Henderson would seem to fit the bill. Not that I'm locking on those two players, but guys that have been productive with some experience to boot.

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          Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

          Devery Henderson or another guy of value would be fine....I should of said assuming we don't add someone of value before then....

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            Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

            Nice Job on the selections and your ideas on where we may go in this draft AvR! You know I love your top 3 alot! As we are huge Eric Reid fans... I only hope we can get him! I do like the idea of two safeties a ton as I have been saying the same thing! Also would be nice to get two WR's as some suggest. I actually would prefer Wide outs to D-Linemen. At least for this year, as I think this class of recievers is pretty awesome just not a ton of top end but love the mid range. Not too happy with adding most of what is available in Free Agency to be honest... Over all a nice draft.

            Last edited by Randart; -03-20-2013, 11:00 AM.

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              Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

              I agree that the Rams need a playmaker. How do you see Austin in this offense. It is projected that he will see about 40 to 50% of plays. If you draft Austin then what do you do with Cook? Is Austin worth a 1st round pick if he will only see about half the snaps? I do realize Austin will help out in specail teams. But I just feel that the Rams have more of a need to get a everydown WR on the roster.

              Also, anyone think the Rams may go with a TE. Can you see them line up Lance, Givens, Quick, Cook in the slot, and one of the top TE in this years draft. You have Given who can take the top off. Quick working the outside and three guys who can blow up the middle. Just my thoughts what you guys think?
              Last edited by CRAZYHORNS; -03-20-2013, 10:48 AM.

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                Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

                Originally posted by CRAZYHORNS View Post
                I agree that the Rams need a playmaker. How do you see Austin in this offense. It is projected that he will see about 40 to 50% of plays. If you draft Austin then what do you do with Cook? Is Austin worth a 1st round pick if he will only see about half the snaps? I do realize Austin will help out in specail teams. But I just feel that the Rams have more of a need to get a everydown WR on the roster.
                As I noted in another thread, you have to commit to being creative in using a guy like Austin. He can line up on the outside, as a flanker, in the slot, and in the backfield. The key is to find a way to get the ball in his hands in open space at least 5-6 times per game. He's a racehorse, not a workhorse.

                Also, anyone think the Rams may go with a TE. Can you see them line up Lance, Givens, Quick, Cook in the slot, and one of the top TE in this years draft. You have Given who can take the top off. Quick working the outside and three guys who can blow up the middle. Just my thoughts what you guys think?
                I think Kendricks progressed towards the end of last year, and I don't see much of a need to add another TE (at least not in the top 4-5 rounds).

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                  Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

                  I'd rather have Rambo in the 3rd round but darn it (and I can't believe I'm saying this) but the mock is not half bad.

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                    Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

                    Right there with you on this one. I think if Warmack's not there at #16, Cooper will be the pick. In case no one noticed, Robert Turner was signed yesterday by the Titans. For the Rams to let him walk they must be planning to draft a guard, so why not #1 or #1A.

                    Austin just doesn't strike as a Jeff Fisher type receiver. I worry he's too light to play and if he gains weight, will he be as fast? He does offer the kick/punt returner capabilities working in his favor.

                    If Reid isn't there for us, how do you feel about Cyprien? I'm with you on Reid because I prefer LSU players to FIU ones. As for Gillislee, does he receive well as we need to replace SJax's pass catching as well as his running.

                    Love the B. Williams pick. I thought I recall reading the Rams had their eye on him as he plays in their backyard. Overall great mock, I'm just not there on Austin as I'm clinging to Keenan Allen for the physicality that we'll need against our divisional CB's.

                    Go Rams!

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                      Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

                      I would be more than happy with this mock. Personally I'm not that high on Austin as I would rather have more of a traditional WR, but I can understand why you do it. My question becomes our first selection though. As much as I would love Warmack falling to us, I just don't see him getting past teams like Arizona, Buffalo, Tennessee, San Diego who have OL needs. Who do you seeing us taking if he isn't around and does that change your board at all?

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                        Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

                        Sio Moore interesting pick works for me. Would sign off on this all day, not sure we could do much better.


                        2013 NFL Draft Prospects: Sio Moore Scouting Profile - Mile High Report

                        Chance Warmack might be there, I'm seeing more mocks with Cooper going higher then Warmack. I'd take either in a heart beat,

                        Tavon Austin would be a nice pick at 22, 10 touches a game, 5 on ST and 5 anyway we can get him the ball.

                        Second, when asked about Mike Wallace, he stated "we already have that guy" (referring to Chris Givens). I said this before and got slammed hmmmm....
                        Last edited by Rambos; -03-20-2013, 01:40 PM.

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                          Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

                          The two players I'm most hopeful of seeing on the board at #16 are Warmack and Cordarrelle Patterson, if they are both gone, I'd look at Cooper, D.J. Fluker (possibly with a trade of Saffold), Matt Elam and (depending on his Pro Day) Keenan Allen.

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                            Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

                            Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
                            The two players I'm most hopeful of seeing on the board at #16 are Warmack and Cordarrelle Patterson, if they are both gone, I'd look at Cooper, D.J. Fluker (possibly with a trade of Saffold), Matt Elam and (depending on his Pro Day) Keenan Allen.
                            All these guys are great picks. Allen for some reason reminds me of Keenan Burton. He's not that high on my board. If Austin is gone, I would rather wait until the second round and possibly the third to find a receiver. Sosa boy DeAndre Hopkins is starting to grow on me.

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                              Re: Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)

                              Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
                              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.
                              If we could get both Warmack and Austin, that would be awesome - I'd stand on my head and spit wooden nickels! Do you really think Austin could drop as low as #22? Some are projecting him going before our 1st number one at the 16 spot. I do believe there is a chance of Warmack falling to us at #16, and if so, I hope we don't pass on him.

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                              • AvengerRam_old
                                Av's Rams 7 Round Mock (3/20/13)
                                by AvengerRam_old
                                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...
                                -03-21-2013, 04:42 PM
                              • AvengerRam_old
                                Av's FINAL 7 Round Rams Mock
                                by AvengerRam_old
                                Here is my final prediction:

                                Round 1 (#16): D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
                                Round 1 (#22): Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
                                Round 2 (#46): Sio Moore, OLB, Connecticut
                                Round 3 (#78): Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse
                                Round 4 (#113): Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
                                Round 5 (#149): Ace Sanders, WR/RS, South Carolina
                                Round 6 (#184): Earl Wolff, S, NC State
                                Round 7 (#222): Nick Moody, OLB, Florida State
                                -04-18-2013, 09:14 AM
                              • AvengerRam_old
                                Av's 3 Round Rams Mock (1/24/13 Edition)
                                by AvengerRam_old
                                This mock is a combination of (1) players that fit the Rams' needs, (2) players I like, and (3) players I think will be available when the Rams make their first four picks.

                                So... with those considerations in mind, here is how I see it:

                                Round 1, #16: Matt Elam, S, Florida

                                I think that if one of the three "elite" OL were there (Luke Joekel, Eric Fisher, Chance Warmack), then the Rams would likely take one of them. However, if those three are gone, as I expect they will be, I think the Rams will go with a BPMA (best play maker available) approach. Elam fits that mold. I also see him as a guy with the kind of "swagger" that Jeff Fisher loves in his DBs. Plus, when it comes down to it, while safety might not be the "most important position" on the field, it is clearly the position where the Rams were the most deficient last year.

                                Round 1(#22): Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor

                                I expect the Rams will be shut out in FA at the WR position, and I have my doubts that Danny Amendola will return (particularly if he tests the market), so the Rams will need to give Sam Bradford another weapon. Williams is a big play receiver who has decent size (6'2, 200) and deep speed. He was ridiculously productive at Baylor last year. Adding him would give the Rams a promising set of young WRs.

                                Round 2(46): Dallas Thomas, OT, Tennessee

                                At this point in the draft, the next group of OL (Johnathan Cooper, Lane Johnson, Barrett Jones, D.J. Fluker) will likely be off the board, so the Rams will need to pull the trigger here and upgrade their OL. I think there is a good chance that Thomas will still be available, and he would be a great addition at RT (or, potentially, LG).

                                Round 3(#78)/Steven Jackson Stays:
                                Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA

                                Fauria is more of a really big WR than a full-service TE (translation: he's not a great in-line blocker). His main roles are as a chain mover from the slot, and a Red Zone nightmare for DBs. The mix of him and the improving Lance Kendricks would give the Rams a nice TE duo and round out the receiving corps as a whole.

                                Round 3(#78)/Steven Jackson Leaves:
                                Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State

                                If Jackson leaves, the Rams will need a new workhorse to compliment speed backs Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead. Bell is 244 lbs., and was extremely productive at Michigan State (1,793 yards, 12 TDs). He is also a good receiver out of the backfield (67 receptions over last two years). I doubt he'll run a great 40 time (probably somewhere in the 4.6s), so he'll likely still be on the board at this point. He could prove to be a steal.
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                              • AvengerRam_old
                                Av's Pre-Combine 4 Round Rams Mock
                                by AvengerRam_old
                                Here's my current projection (which will likely change after the Combine):

                                Round 1 (#16): D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
                                The Rams need a RT, and Fluker may be the best prospect at this position in the draft. I expect that Luke Joekel, Eric Fisher, Chance Warmack and Kenny Vaccaro will all be gone by this point in the draft. Other OTs, such as Lane Johnson and Dallas Thomas, should still be available, but I think Fluker is the cream of the remaining RT crop.

                                Round 1 (#22): Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
                                I'm expecting Danny Amendola to price himself out of the Rams' market. This will leave a gap in the position of Sam's Safety Net/Chain Mover. The best option for this role is not another slot, WR, but rather at TE like Eifert, who can bully DBs for position on those pesky 3rd and 6 situations.

                                Round 2 (#46): Travis Frederick, OG/C, Wisconsin
                                Frederick is a guy I expect to rise on many draft boards. He is a 338 lb. mauler who can play any of the interior OL positions. This is a great move for the Rams, as Frederick could compete for a starting OG spot, while providing valuable insurance if Scott Wells is not healthy.

                                Round 3 (#78): Philip Thomas, S, Fresno State
                                The Rams will gamble a bit that they can wait until Round 3 to take a safety, given the depth at the position. This will pay off with the selection of Thomas, who is a Jeff Fisher-style ball hawk with great size (6'1, 215) for the position.

                                Round 4 (#110): Corey Fuller, WR, VaTech
                                The Rams add more speed at the WR position with the selection of Fuller, who could have one of the faster 40 times at the Combine. He's a bit raw and inexperienced, but should be able to make some plays in the manner that Chris Givens did last year.

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                                What this mock accomplishes: The Rams' O line would be downright nasty with the addition of two huge blockers like Fluker and Frederick. Eifert would be a valuable addition to the receiving corps, while Fuller would be a bit of a wild card. Thomas would be an instant starter.

                                What this mock leaves undone: The Rams would be relying on an extremely young receiving corps, though that may be unavoidable. As I have not addressed the OLB spot, the Rams would have to hope that a potential starter can be found in Round 5 or in the FA market. Other options for Rounds 5-7 would be depth at DT and perhaps another safety.
                                -02-18-2013, 10:31 AM
                              • eric2810
                                Eric2810's Final Rams Mock Draft
                                by eric2810
                                My view on where the Rams could be headed this upcoming draft,

                                Round 1:

                                Tavon Austin



                                With the potential of becoming the best offensive player out of the 2013 NFL draft, the Rams won't hesitate to pull the trigger. Les Snead and Jeff Fisher know this team needs to score pts and get Sam Bradford some weapons.

                                Round 1:
                                Arthur Brown


                                Warmack, Cooper, Vacarro could all be gone by the 22nd pick. Arthur Brown has the best instincts of the whole LB group. Fills gaps quickly, and alongside James Laurinaitis and this front 4, could be a great playmaker at the weakside linebacker position. Ogletree (heck, the whole georgia defense) is overrated in my opinion. The fact the Rams haven't made Safety a priority with pre-draft visits could be smokescreen, and demonstrates just how deep the class is. Brown makes the team better against the run.

                                Round 2:
                                Larry Warford



                                At the top of the 2nd round, we could see a run on CB. With that in mind, Warford could easily be available in the 2nd round. Could fill in at RG or LG, giving the Rams a legit starter at the position. Rarely gets beat in pass coverage, yet can get lost at times on running plays. On a talent level, he's up there with Warmack and Cooper.

                                3rd Round:
                                Dj Swearinger



                                The Rams address their need at Safety here. Although he looks and hits like a Linebacker at times, He plays the deep pass fairly well. Disciplined in that regard, yet always goes for the big hit. Stewart got paid so the Rams are hoping he returns to form, while Swearinger is a nice all-around safety that could compliment the defense.

                                4th Round:
                                David Quessenberry



                                Protecting the quarterback is the only way we're going to get the football downfield. The Saffold situation could end up resolving itself next off-season, while bringing back Williams on no guarentees through training camp could also thin out the OT position. Quessenberry played well at the senior bowl and really opened some eyes, he finds a way to keep DE's infront of him.

                                5th Round:
                                Mike Gillislee


                                Another RB gem in the later rounds for the Rams, Gillislee never got the opportunity to carry the workload at Florida behind Demps and Rainy. Richardson was serviceable last season and shows some promise. Pead is another running back that should play a lot more, while Gillislee could become the offense's "Joe McKnight" like Schotty had in NY.

                                6th Round:
                                Michael Clay



                                Leader of the Oregon defense, played out of position at MLB for the Oregon Ducks. Sometimes finds himself getting pushed around by offensive lineman, still battled and made plays. Special teams player.

                                7th Round:
                                David Bass


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