14 days, 14 minutes, and 14 seconds and counting...
fans will know soon enough the thought process of Fisher and Snead and their intention with the 2013 Rams draft class. According to Walterfootball their is a lot shaking up over the last few days with regards to trades and draft prospects rising and falling. Along with walterfootball, nfl.com posted a segment on what the Rams strategy should be (of course nfl.com had St Louis taking Cooper...yikes!) However, with the recent shakeup and rumors with teams and prospects, I am hoping that the Rams have a shot at getting both Chance Warmack and Tavon Austin in the first round. Its too tough to predict if the Rams will trade away a first round pick. It would make sense because of the weak top-talent in the draft, but if they can land Warmack and Austin then there is no reason to trade down. Here are a list of prospects that I would love to see the Rams pursue come the night of the 25th...
Chance Warmack (G) Alabama - Warmack would stock the Rams offensive line and would be the replacement for a more recent injury-prone Harvey Dahl
. Warmack might be the best talent in th draft. My thoughts of his talent havent changed since the National Championship.
Tavon Austin (WR) West Virginia - The speedy wideout would make many forget the loss of Amendola and Gibson..."quickly". Austin would not only be a play-maker for 3rd down plays, but he would be a constant threat against defenses with his speed.
Alec Olgetree (LB) Georgia - The prodcut from Georgia has great speed for the Rams 4-3 defense. Teaming him up with Lauranitis and Dunbar would give the LB corps some help. Ignore the DUI incident, his stock will slightly drop because of that, but Fisher wont care...
Justin Hunter (WR) Tennessee - Hunter is 6'4" and contistently continues to be in my Top 3 wideouts of the draft. Hunter would be add height and speed to the offense.
Jonathan Cyprien (S) Florida International - Although I have him here on this list, Cyprien is not necessarily the Safety I demand for the Rams. The Safety I desire will come later, hopefully in Rounds 3 and 7. However, if the Rams would select Cyprien, I would not be disappointed.
Kyle Long (G) Oregon - My second favorite Guard in the draft class...purely because he's connected with Howie and Chris. Kyle is raw and doesnt have the experience at Guard and Tackle just yet...however Fisher and OL coach love developing mediocre guys into offensive line stars.
Larry Warford (G) Kentucy - My third favorite Guard. There could be a chance that Warford could be the best Guard in the draft when we look back on the draft a few years from now. Again, I would not be disappointed with Warmack, Long, or Warford.
Eddy Lacy (RB) Alabama - The replacement to Action Jackson? I wouldnt mind it one bit, however I do want Richardson and Pead to have a chance to show their talent.
Baccari Rambo (S) Georgia - Here's my hope at the safety position in Round 3. I love what Rambo has to offer with his size and ability. He's just like Janoris Jenkins
, only in safety form.
Jelani Jenkins (LB) Florida - Another great 4-3 linebacker with tremendous speed that could be paired up with the linebackers. 4th round maybe?
Barrett Jones (C) Alabama - Any Alabama player coming out needs to be highly regarded. He's a do it all kind of guy that would be an asset to the Rams offensve line.
(RB) South Carolina - Either the Rams draft Lacy, Lattimore, or nobody until the 6th or 7th rounds. Lattimore is my second favorite running back in the draft just because of what I know he can do. Yet, the injuries worry me just like they do to everyone else...
Ray-Ray Armstrong (S) Miami - The 7th round safety. My brother loves him and has been following him for a long time so I'm trusting him on this one.
Honorable Mentions: T.J McDonald (S) - Southern California, Terry Hawthorne (CB) - Illiois, David Bass (DE) - Missouri Western, Gerald Hodges (LB) - Penn St.
1a - Warmack
1b - Austin
2 - Olgetree
3 - Rambo
4 - Jones
5 - Lattimore
6 - Hawthorne
7 - Armstrong