Now that the Combine is over and the Free Agents are signed(from what it seems anyway $ wise), we have a better view of which way the Rams will go in the 2013 Draft. The more I look at our 1st pick the more I think about a trade down happening. At #16 what if Warmack, Austin, and Cooper are gone and BPA is a reach at that point(very likely)? In this Mock Draft Cincinnati trades their two 2nd round picks to STL for #16. An extra 4th round pick should be available through this trade but I'll leave that out for you to decide(I'd take the Honey Badger at that pick). Fisher traded down not once but twice last year in the draft and they have two 1st rounders this year so you gotta guess he trades down again in this situation(though we were picking #2). So here goes.
(22)1. Alec Ogletree OLB- A defensive playmaker for the first pick. He will drop due to failing a drug test at Georgia. The Jenkins pick last year shows Fisher is willing to take risk with talented players.
(37)2. Jonathan Cyprien S- He's a ball hawk from a small school but really showed up at the Senior Bowl. Safety is a big need so Fisher goes there early.
(46)2. Larry Warford OG- He's an immediate starter at LG. The oline is now set with starters. Depth is the only concern left at oline.
(53)2. Stedman Bailey WR- For those of you sad we missed out on Tavon Austin here's the next best thing. Bailey is quick with great hands. He actually had better stats than Austin. 114 Rec. 1,622 yards. 25 TDs (WOW).
3. Barret Jones G/C/OT- Jones can play every position on the oline. This would probably mean the end of Harvey Dahl's career in STL($4 million savings). Jones would play RG and let Rok Watkins learn until he's pushed into battle. If Wells goes down? Jones at C and Rok at RG. Also with Turner C gone this is a no brainer.
4. Zaviar Gooden OLB- It's been a long time since the Rams had depth at the LB position. Gooden is a strong, athletic, raw prospect that would have the chance to learn the scheme for year one and be a big part of Special Teams. He'd be great for the running QBs in the NFC West.
5. Marcus Lattimore RB- If he's there in the 5th round he's a steal. Hurt from several bad injuries, Lattimore could ease his way back into the rotation with the other 3 guys taking most of the snaps. I'd even be fine with the RBs we have this year if he didn't play a single snap until next year. Playmaker!!!
6. TJ Moe WR- May be a homer pick. Late round sleeper that could be the #3 slot WR for a few years. It's the 6th round so worth the risk imo.
7. Ray Ray Armstrong S- He's been my favorite late round pick so far this offseason. 6'4" 220 lbs. He missed the 2012 season due to off field issues. Let this guy mature under the ex-safety Fisher.
WR- Givens, Quick, Bailey, Pettis, TJ Moe
TE- Cook, Kendricks, Mulligan
RB- Pead, D Rich, Lattimore, Ganaway
S- Cyprien, Stewart, Armstrong, Daniels
CB- Fin, Jenks, TRU
LB- Dunbar, JL55, Ogletree, Brown, Williams
DE/DT- Long, Brockers, Langford, Quin, Hayes, Cudjo
So there it is. A couple of areas I missed that I would have liked to hit were DT/CB depth and Kick/Punt returner but there's always guys after Training Camp that get cut that can fill those needs. Overall most needs are filled. And by the way we should still be the youngest team in the league. One last thought. Fuck the Whiners and Seacocks!!!