Is Jarvis Jones the final piece to the Rams' front seven? - Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE
It's halfway through the NFL regular season and we're just under a month and a half away from college bowl games, so you know it's time for another all-Rams mock draft! Feel the excitement!
R1 Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M: Joeckel has separated himself as the premier offensive tackle in this draft class. He has no major weaknesses and would be the player to finally give Bradford solid protection from his blind side. If he's on the board with the Rams first pick, I would expect to see him in horns next season.
R1 Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia: MOAR PASS RUSH. Jones is used as a 3-4 outside linebacker at Georgia, but he certainly has the athleticism and football instinct to go from college 3-4 LB to pro 4-3 outside linebacker a la Von Miller. He may not be quite the prospect Miller was, but every defensive coordinator in the league will be clamoring for their team to draft Jones. He has what I consider to be the highest motor of anyone in this draft class and would really help vault this defense into the league's elite.
R2 Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee: Patterson is a speed demon who has proven to be a big play threat for Tennessee. Adding Patterson to the mix at receiver could potentially give the Rams a duo (Givens and Patterson) comparable to Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown of the Steelers. If Brian Quick develops and Amendola can stay relatively healthy, that's likely one of the better receiving corps in the league.
R3 Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State: Jackson is a big (6'4 320) guard who would fit in nicely between Joeckel and Wells and Left Guard. He is very athletic for a man his size, and although he does have some consistency issues, I'm confident that this coaching staff could iron out any problems he may have.
R4 D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina: Swearinger is a versatile and dependable safety, which is exactly what this defense currently lacks. Swearinger may never post huge interception totals or be a perennial pro-bowler, but he is the perfect complementary piece to add to this secondary.
R5 Michael Williams, TE, Alabama: Williams is a big (6'5 270) Tight End known primarily for his blocking prowess, but he's also an underrated receiver. He would be a big upgrade to Matthew Mulligan and would be a great asset in the red zone and in short yardage situations.
R6 Dennis Johnson, RB, Arkansas: Johnson is a bowling ball of a running back (5'08 215) who would serve mostly as a kick returner, but he would also be a legitimate option out of the backfield as his running style is different than both Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead. He may not have blazing straight-line speed, but his lateral movement and vision translate well to the pro game.
R7 Greg Reid, CB, Valdosta State: Reid was kicked out of Florida State prior to the season after he was charged with marijuana possesion and driving under a suspended license. However, Fisher showed last year that he will not shy away from players with character issues, and this is exactly the type of late round pick you would expect from the current regime. Reid did tear his ACL this year, but if he regains the quickness he has shown in years past, then this is a gamble worth taking. Reid is a great punt returner and he would also have some value as a play-making reserve corner.
Hit me up in the comments with your thoughts or questions you may have.
If the draft were held today, would you be okay with this draft class?
Yea (64 votes)
Nea (42 votes)
I have no strength in my convictions and cannot decide either yea nor nea as the pressure of being a functioning member of society has grabbed hold of me, and is currently dragging me screaming into the darkest recesses of the abyss that is the human mind (28 votes)
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