I am new to this site and thought it would be fun to make up my first mock draft. I wouldn't mind moving down again from the 6th pick, but if we were to stay put this is a realistic mock that I would definitely be satisfied with.
1-#6: Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (WR)- I think it is time to stop spending mid-round picks on receivers hoping they can develop and just draft one with an early pick. The Rams haven’t had a true #1 wide receiver since Torry Holt was released in 2009. I know Blackmon may not have the breakaway speed of most receivers picked this high, but he has tremendous physical skills and showed the ability to take over games while at Oklahoma State.
2-#33: Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin (OG)- We need to protect our franchise quarterback. I have seen Zeitler go in the first round in some mocks, but if he were to fall into the second round he would be a great fit. Jacob Bell is a free agent so the Rams could use a guard.
2-#39 (from Washington): Jerel Worthy, Michigan State (DT)- Both Justin Bannan and Fred Robbins were recently released leaving a shortage of defensive tackles on the roster. The Rams signed Kendall Langford about a week ago to play inside but someone else will still be needed to shore up the interior of the defensive line.
3-#66: Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma (OLB)- I feel like the Rams have needed to improve at outside linebacker for as long as I can remember. Brady Poppinga was awful last year, Ben Leber didn’t last the whole season, and Chris Chamberlain is now on the Saints.
4-#96: Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati (RB)- The Rams signed Cadillac Williams and Jerious Norwood last year to back up Steven Jackson. Neither played very well or could stay healthy and the Rams could use some youth at the position. Pead’s breakaway ability would be a perfect complement to Jackson.
6-#159: Matt Reynolds, BYU (OT)- It never hurts to add depth along the offensive line. Reynolds started most of his college career and hopefully will be able to contribute down the road.
7-#191: Jack Crawford, Penn State (DE)- Crawford has NFL size but is a little bit unpolished. With Robert Quinn and Chris Long holding down the two starting defensive end spots, this guy might be worth the time it might take for him to develop.
7-#193 (from Cleveland): Omar Bolden, Arizona State (CB)- Bolden has missed parts of two seasons with knee injuries, which allows him to fall down most draft boards. If not for the health concerns, Bolden would most likely be a mid-round selection. In the seventh round why not take a shot?
Let me know what you guys think!