This is my second all rams mock draft of the season. In this mock I have the rams picking around pick five, and I wouldn't expect this to change anytime soon. Since we need help at pretty much every position, I have us going BPA (best player available) in most rounds. I went into this with the mindset that Kroenke will want players that can contribute immediately, and I tried to grab as many playmakers as I could fit in.
On defense, I went after a lot of help for the secondary. On offense I just tried to put as many playmakers around Sam as possible. I also tried to add some players that could really help on special teams.
Hit the jump for the draft.
1: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina: This pick should come as no surprise. Jeffery has good size (6'4", 230 lbs.) and decent speed (he should run around a 4.5 at the combine). He has a propensity for the big play and has fantastic hands. Jeffery is the best receiver in a class that is loaded with receiving talent. He has the potential to be a Calvin Johnson-esque receiver, and Sam will love this pick.
2: Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech: In almost any other year, Hosley would have little chance of falling out of the first round, but this is shaping up to be one of the deepest corner classes ever. The reason I have Hosley falling to the second is because of his lack of size (5'10", 170 lbs.). He is an absolute ballhawk, and our secondary really needs a playmaker. Hosley could step in and be our punt returner from day one. I feel like he has the upside to turn into the next Asante Samuel.
3: Kawann Short, DT, Purdue: Robbins and Bannan are old, and we have no one to replace them. Enter Short, who is going to be a fabulous complementary piece on someone's defensive line in the NFL. With Long and Quinn Rushing from the outside, Short would flourish in our defensive scheme. He also is good at blocking kicks with two last year and one so far this year.
4: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor: Adding Wright would give Sam a player that can take those little five yard passes and turn them into long touchdown plays. The opposing defense would have to account for Wright on every play, and that would help free up the other playmakers that we we're adding through this draft. I really think Wright could be a special weapon in the NFL, kind of like a much more dangerous Antwaan Randle-El.
5: Chris Rainey, RB/WR/KR/PR, Florida: With this pick, the rams solve the kick returning issues, the third down running back problem, add another home run threat on offense, and pick up a guy that is really good at blocking punts. Rainey will be a special teams dynamo and can line up all over the field on offense. He would be a phenomenal weapon to add for Sam.
6: Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma: Fleming is a third round talent that falls because of character issues. Our corners are awful this year, and we need as much talent as possible moving forward. Adding Flemming along with Hosley would make our cornerback depth chart heading into next season look like this: Bartell, Fletcher, Hosley, Murphy, and Fleming. Do you see Justin King or a washed-up Al Harris on that list? Good, it means we're doing something right.
7: T-Bob Hebert, OG/C, LSU: I have yet to add any offensive line help in this draft, but I think we need to fix that through free agency, and probably a new offensive line coach. Anyway, Hebert has some backup potential and can play Center and both guard positions, so he's worth a shot in the seventh. Plus is name is T-Bob. I like to imagine this would bring alot more fake southern accents to the practice field. "Hey T-Bob you can't skin your dinner in the locker room!" For all Southern people that would get offended by this, please note that I am joking and feel free to remind me that pretty much any team in the SEC would kick my beloved buckeyes' ass.
7 (from Browns): Janzen Jackson, McNeese State: Jackson transfered to McNeese State from Tennessee because of off the field issues. I think the four pillars have shown that they are not effective, so we need to take as much talent as we can in this draft. If Jackson would have stayed at Tennesee, he would go much higher than this.
Well that's all folks, please respond to the poll and let me hear you in the comments.