Or is it sixth... I can't seem to remember at this point... Anyways, not much description is needed at this point; so I'll let my words be brief. I'm assuming no trade downs, albeit that's highly unlikely.
Round 1, Pick 16: Kenny Vaccarro, FS, Texas
Our defense is currently the strength of our team, and in order for us to remain competitive in our division, it needs to get even stronger. We have virtually nothing at the safety position right now, which leads me to believe that we'll be picking up not one, but two safeties early in this year's draft. Vaccarro would likely fit well in a Jeff Fisher defense, because he has the size to play in the box and the coverage ability to play center field.
Round 1, Pick 22: Matt Elam, SS, Florida
Two safeties in the first round? Cody, you're a madman. Once again, in order for us to compete in our division, our defense must become even stronger. Matt Elam is a splash player who could really compliment our current secondary nicely. He knows how to lay a big hit, and should up our turnovers created.
Round 2, Pick 16: Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
When it comes to receivers that fit what the Rams are looking for, Nuk Hopkins ranks first on my board. However, Patton is a close second. He has very sudden movement skills and route running ability, and has the potential to develop into a Reggie Wayne-type guy. The powers that be already put out a great article on him, which includes a video of a game in which he had 21 receptions and 4 TDs... He could basically be the definition of a go-to-guy.
Round 3, Pick 16: Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama
With Jones now being projected in the third round or later, I absolutely love him as a pick for the Rams. He has amazing versatility, and a higher football-IQ than almost any rookie coming into the league next year. He could easily work his way in to any of three positions along the line and likely win a starting role.
Round 4, Pick 16: Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
Jeff Fisher has expressed the desire for a big running back to add to the mix, and Bell definitely fits that profile; assuming he lasts this long. Bell ran well at the combine, and therefore his stock is on the rise. However, the RB position is very hard to predict the stock of aside from players like Trent Richardson.
Round 5, Pick 16: Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union
Adding dynamic playmakers is a goal of our front office, and rightfully so. Up until last year, "dynamic" was a word not associated with the Rams... lest sarcasm was involved. Collins follows in the footsteps of Pierre Garcon and Cecil Shorts, both of which graduated from Mount Union. He has great speed and decent size, and would be an excellent pickup this late in the draft.
Round 6, Pick 16: David Bass, DE, Missouri Western State
I honestly got this name from a list of the prospects that the Rams have interviewed, so I decided to look in to him... He fits the profile of a Rams draft candidate (no, not a criminal record)... He's a small school pass rusher who was a team leader on the defense at Mo Western. He gives our already potent defensive line another weapon.
Round 7, Pick 16: Nathan Williams, LB, Ohio State
Another name that I nabbed from the prospect interview list. We have an ever-widening hole at one of our OLB positions that needs to be filled. Will a 7th rounder do that? Probably not. However, Williams is a solid player from a solid school, and has a chance to succeed at the NFL level.
There you have it.
As always, I look forward to reading your comments and critiques.