The Rams are two offseasons away from being Super Bowl contenders. In order to come out with the best possible options, there are free agent signings that need to happen and also cuts that need to be made. Here's what I feel should happen:
RE-SIGNINGS: Steven Jackson RB (2-year), Danny Amendola S-WR (6-year), William Hayes DE (3-year), Rob Turner G/C (2-year)
SIGNINGS: Andy Levitre LG (Buffalo), Jared Cook TE (Tennesse)
Banking on these signings, we will fill spots that are needed to bolster the offense. Fisher likes to draft defense in the early rounds, so I feel he will look to help out the offense any way he can in free agency.
Round 1.9: C.J. Mosley OLB Alabama: This pick will sure up the SSOLB position that the Rams desperately need. He's a play-maker and is the best player on the best defense in the country.
Round 1.16: Eric Reid FS Louisiana State: Reid is the most complete FS in the draft and can use his size (6'2" 220) and his smarts to lead the Rams defensive secondary.
Round 2.9: Jesse Williams DT Alabama: With a large draft class at DT, there will be a chance that a 1st round talent DT will fall to us in the 2nd round. I believe it will be Wiliams. He has great run-stuffing ability and can make the Rams front 7 almost complete.
Round 3.9: Duke Williams SS Nevada: The Rams need help at both safety positions, and this pick is similar to the Trumaine Johnson pick from last year. A small-school player with big-school talent.
Round 3.24: Ricky Wagner RT Wisconson: The Rams need help on the offensive line. With Rodger Saffold playing great at LT and there only being one player being a franchise LT in the draft (Luke Joeckel) and the Rams having two 1st rounders next year, they can afford to take a great player like Wagner to hold down RT until next year. The Rams trade their 4th rounders from 2013 and 2014 along with 2015 extra 5th round pick (Greg Salas trade) for this pick.
Round 5.9: Tyrann Mathieu CB/S/PR Louisiana State (formerly): Surprise pick? Yes. Good pick? Yes. What makes this pick happen is Jeff Fisher's ability to take troubled youth and make them into young men. That's what makes him a good coach. Mathieu has the ability to be a hybrid player who can do just about anything you ask of him.
Round 6.9: Braxton Cave G/C Notre Dame: This is an insurance pick. He is a good lineman who knows how to play the center position.
Round 7.9: Toss up. Someone small with potential.
What to look for in 2014 draft: Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Washington, Cyrus Kouandjio LT Alabama, Marquise Lee WR Southern California.