#6 (1): Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
-Although I don’t think this is great value here, I think the Rams will probably go in this direction as I think Blackmon and Richardson will both be off the board. Claiborne is a better prospect but after signing Finnegan, CB is not as great of a need as DT.
#33 (2): Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
-After seeing him as early as the 15th pick to the Eagles early in the offseason, I think Wright has a good chance to fall into the 2nd round. He could quickly become one of Bradford’s favorite targets in an offense desperate for playmakers.
#39 (2): Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
-The Rams need to get help on the offensive line with one of these first three picks. His stock has fallen off a bit as of late but Martin would get a chance to start right away at right tackle while moving Jason Smith to guard.
#65 (3): Sean Spence, OLB, Miami (FL)
-I also think Spence could come in and have a shot to get immediate playing time. Jo-Lonn Dunbar was recently signed but the Rams could still use some more bodies at outside linebacker.
#96 (4): Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple
-The Rams need to address the running back position in the draft one way or another. With last year’s free agent additions Cadillac Williams and Jerious Norwood battling injuries all season, a decent backup is needed.
#171 (6): Desmond Wynn, OG, Rutgers
-The Rams should grab some depth along the offensive line with these later picks. Wynn is very raw but I think he has the potential to turn into a decent backup down the road.
#209 (7): Derrick Shelby, DE, Utah
-After signing William Hayes a few days ago the Rams continue to add depth to the defensive line. Shelby would give us one more body to compete for the 5th defensive end spot on the team.
#252 (7): Chaz Powell, DB, Penn State
-The Rams always seem to add some kind of secondary help late in the draft. Powell is very versatile as he also played wide receiver at PSU and even returned two kicks for touchdowns last season.