It's been a few weeks since I've dropped one of these, and I figured it was about time to drop another one (insert immature joke here). This all-rams mock will feature two trades. Hit the jump for the trade details and the mock.
Trade number 1: Rams trade pick 8 to somewhere around pick 15 and pick up a second and fifth rounder in return.
Trade number 2: Rams trade both seventh rounders for a mid/late sixth rounder.
1. Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama: Kirkpatrick has the most potential out of any of the corners in this class, bar none. He has great size for a corner (6'3 190), and if he hits his ceiling, then he will end up being a top 3 corner in the NFL. I don't really see us passing on him for any other defensive prospect, and in this mock Blackmon, Jeffery, Kalil, and Jonathon Martin are all of the board. Kirkpatrick steps in from day one and locks shit down.
2. Dwight Jones, WR, UNC: I think Brandon Lloyd showed against the Saints what having a good receiver can do for this offense. Jones would come into camp and be the number two, and we could let Lloyd show him the ropes for the next few years. He is a big target (6'4 215) and he looks the part of a number one receiver in the NFL. With Lloyd and Jones, defenses will have a very tough time containing a potent passing attack.
2. Devon Still, DT, Penn State: Still has flown up draft boards this season. He has been a consistent force for the Nittany Lions this year. Still gets great penetration, and would be a great complement to Long and Quinn. Robbins and Bannan are getting old, and the interior of the defensive line needs an injection of youth.
3. Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU: Smith has been terrible this season and there is no way the rams are comfortable starting Goldberg at right tackle for 16 games. Enter Reynolds, who is great in pass protection and has the size (6'6, 325) to be a great run blocker. Bradford needs some protection, and Reynolds would provide that. The biggest downside to this pick is that Reynolds will be 25 as a rookie, but as long as he can step in and be a solid contributor, I could care less.
4. Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple: Pierce is one of my favorite prospects in the draft. I think he has lead back potential, and at the very least, he will be fantastic in a rotation with a speedier, home run threat type of back. If you have any concerns about Pierce's game, I suggest you go watch the Maryland game from earlier this year, when Pierce scored FIVE rushing touchdowns. Pierce would come in and help reduce the wear and tear on Sjax. You should tune in to espn tonight and check out Pierce and the Owls take on the Ohio Bobcats.
5. Mike Martin, DT, Michigan: Martin is another solid Big Ten defensive tackle. Again, Robbins and Bannan are old, and the interior of the d-line needs some youth. Martin should be a solid rotational tackle in the NFL, and he has some potential to develop into a decent starter alongside Quinn, Long, and Still.
6. Michael Williams, TE, Alabama: Billy Bajema is not that good, Hoomanawanui is frequently injured, and Kendricks needs some help at the tight end position. Williams is a great blocker at 270 pounds, and he would help the ground game and red zone offense tremendously. Although the main reason teams will be attracted to him is his run-blocking, he is also a sneaky good receiver.
6. Marvin Jones, WR, California: Yes, I realize I have us taking two receivers, and yes I also realize we just drafted two receivers last year and traded for Brandon Lloyd. I still want to take a shot on Marvin Jones. He has a penchant for the circus catch, and he would be a great number 4/5 receiver as a rookie, with number two type receiever upside. His hands and body control will allow him to be a decent receiver right out of the gate, and he also has decent size (6'2, 200) and speed. This pick leaves Lloyd and Dwight Jones as the star receivers, Amendola and Salas in the slot, DX as a situational threat, Pettis as a red zone threat/possesion receiver and Marvin Jones as a big play threat and reciever that will benefit from the extra attention the other receivers will require.
Well that's the draft, if you have questions or anything you want to add to my analysis hit me up in the comments.