I’m going to do an occasional mock draft here at the end of the season and through the offseason and because this is a Rams site, I will just include the Rams selections (no trades allowed). At this point, the Rams are currently in the 2nd overall position per NFL.com’s standings, so I will go with that.
1. (2 overall) – Alshon Jeffery, WR – South Carolina. I still can’t shake the fact that Jeffery would be the right pick despite his unproductive year. He’s got NFL size and strength, but lacks elite NFL separation ability and speed. This pick could change frequently, but I think this is a good start. Blackmon is too much of a headcase for me and I just don’t believe in Michael Floyd. Plus, I just called this in the Looking Ahead: WR post.
2. (~34 overall) – Dontari Poe, DT – Memphis. I’m going to go with the massive dude from the small school here to fill the gaps in the front of the Rams defense. Poe is listed at 6’5, 350 pounds.
3. (~66 overall) – Levy Adcock, T – Oklahoma State. The Rams will more than likely be moving on from Jason Smith in the offseason and Adcock can step right in a pass block at a NFL starter left at RT. The run blocking might need some work, but getting a starter in the 3rd is a big deal.
4. (~100 overall) – Tank Carder, OLB – TCU. Carder is a big time tackler and has played in TCU’s two linebacker system, so he can work with multiple responsibilities. The Rams will stick him on the field and use his run instincts and quality tackling ability right away.
5. Brandon Lloyd trade.
6. (~164 overall) – Dan Herron, RB – tOSU. Herron is less than spectacular, but he can do it all solidly. He is a jack of all trades, master of none. Capable of running between the tackles, but won’t run away from anyone in the secondary.
7. (~196 overall) – Case Keenum, QB – Houston. I believe in taking a project QB in every draft. The Rams will get the guy with the big numbers from the high powered offense and let him stay at 3rd QB for a few years and learn the craft.