INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 03: Ricky Wagner #58 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Michigan State Spartans during the Big 10 Conference Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
I can't help it. I have a draft problem. Early June or not, there's always time to take a peak at a mock draft, and this 2013 NFL Mock Draft from Draft Tek. is as good as any place to start this time of year.
The St. Louis Rams have two picks in the first round next year, twice the opportunity to make a big splash and put this team over the hump. In case you forgot, or are really dumb, the Rams dealt the second pick this year to Washington for the Redskins' first-round picks in 2013 and 2014 and others.
So who's on the list in this scenario?
With the sixth pick, which must be from Washington, the Rams draft Wisconsin OT Ricky Wagner.
The top OT in this year's draft, no matter what side, is the pick to protect Sam Bradford's blind side, as the Jason Smith era comes to a close and Rodger Saffold is much better suited for the right side. Wagner's footwork is outstanding for a man his size and his technique has been well-honed, coming out of that OL factory in Madison.
Remember, the changes to Smith's contract, an $11 million roster bonus, make it difficult for the Rams to hang onto him if he is anything less than superb. I still have my doubts about the Jeff Fisher taking an offensive lineman this high in the first round.
With the ninth pick, the Rams select Cal WR Keenan Allen.
Keenan Allen is an outstanding WR (#2 on the Big Board) . . . so the Rams continue to add young weapons for Sam Bradford, as Allen joins a WR depth chart on the roster that includes 2012 draft choices Chris Givens, Brian Quick and Nick Johnson, as well as 2011 picks Greg Salas and Austin Pettis.
We'll see about this. The current administration is pretty high on Quick.