Wow Impressed..

I was just over at bleacher report a couple of hours ago and read probably my favorite mock draft for the Rams this year, I mean I like it more than my own. Its a monster.

16.) Chance Warmack

School: Alabama Crimson Tide

Position: Guard

Size: 6'2", 317 Pounds

Projected Round: 1

At No. 16 overall, it would be ideal to secure a prospect who is ranked No. 1 overall at his given position rather than settling for someone who's the second- or third-best.

Alabama standout Chance Warmack is not only the top-ranked guard, but he's arguably the top overall offensive lineman of the entire draft class.

Fisher is not keen on acquiring offensive linemen in Round 1, but the value of this pick is too great to ignore.

Warmack will start immediately and will be expected to play at a high level. He’s a possible 10-year starter with All-Pro potential, and it doesn't get much better than that at No. 16 overall.

22.) Cordarrelle Patterson

School: Tennessee Volunteers

Position: Wide Receiver

Size: 6'2", 216 Pounds

Projected Round: 1

Tavon Austin has been the first-round receiver most associated with St. Louis, but don't be shocked if the Rams opt for the prospect with the higher ceiling in Cordarrelle Patterson.

Warmack was the safe pick, now the second first-round selection gives St. Louis the opportunity to take a bit of a gamble.

Patterson needs polishing and his intelligence has been questioned, but Fisher and the Rams have repeatedly demonstrated a willingness to take risks when the reward is great.

Patterson's explosive open-field moves is exactly what the St. Louis offense needs, while his size gives Bradford an outside threat he can trust.

Round 2.) Eric Reid

School: LSU Tigers

Position: Safety

Size: 6'1", 213 Pounds

Projected Round: 1-2

The Rams desperately need help up top, but this draft is deep at safety, so they won't allow themselves to be pressured into selecting one in the first round if they don’t feel comfortable doing so.

They need a hard-hitting safety to replace Quintin Mikell's superb run support, and Eric Reid certainly fits the bill.

Reid is an outstanding prospect who might slip due to the crowded crop of safeties. He’s a viable long-term replacement for Mikell at a fraction of the cost.

Round 3.) Bacarri Rambo

School: Georgia Bulldogs

Position: Safety

Size: 6'0", 211 Pounds

Projected Round: 2-4

Reid is a solid second-round pickup, but the Rams are in need of two starting safeties, which makes Bacarri Rambo too intriguing to pass up in Round 3.

While Reid is a strong tackler, he's not necessarily known as a big playmaker. Rambo, with his 16 career interceptions, will even things out and rid the safety position of Craig Dahl Syndrome.

With two young, promising safeties added to the roster, the Rams would be awfully close to a top-10 defense in 2013.

Round 4.) Christine Michael

School: Texas A&M Aggies

Position: Running Back

Size: 5'10", 220 Pounds

Projected Round: 3-5

Christine Michael was severely underutilized at Texas A&M and comes with some character red flags, but his well-balanced run style makes him a solid fit in St. Louis due to the departure of Steven Jackson.

Michael will likely begin his career as a role player, as St. Louis will be taking a running back-by-committee approach in 2013, but he has the potential to be an every-down back in the near future.

The Rams will want to give Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson every opportunity to succeed, but it would be a mild shocker if they don’t grab an insurance policy with a mid-round pick.

Round 5.) Zaviar Gooden

School: Missouri Tigers

Position: Outside Linebacker

Size: 6'1", 234 Pounds

Projected Round: 4-6

St. Louis cannot exit the draft without at least attempting to locate a starting-caliber linebacker. If the Rams are forced to wait until day three, Missouri's Zaviar Gooden is a solid value in the fourth or fifth round.

Gooden would compete with Sammy Brown and Jabara Williams for the starting spot opposite Jo-Lonn Dunbar, which gives the Rams a healthy dose of competition heading into training camp.

Also, it never hurts to take a hometown favorite out of Mizzou.

Round 6.) Tyrann Mathieu

School: LSU Tigers

Position: Defensive Back

Size: 5'9", 186 Pounds

Projected Round: 5-7

Tyrann Mathieu has a long rapsheet of off-the-field misdeeds and lacks the prototypical size of starting NFL defensive back, but if he slips this far, it’ll be tough to pass on him.

Mathieu is a flat-out playmaker, and that's something that cannot be taught through coaching. Whether it's an interception or an explosive kick return, he's always making plays at critical moments.

With Mathieu and Janoris Jenkins in the same secondary, quarterbacks will think twice before airing it out. Those two can change the momentum of a game in the blink of an eye.

Also, Mathieu will be a candidate to replace Danny Amendola in the return game, which is something the Rams will keep in mind heading into the draft.

Round 7.) Jordan Mills

School: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Position: Tackle

Size: 6'5", 316 Pounds

Projected Round: 5-7

Seventh-round players are typically camp bodies who will struggle to make to team, so the Rams will likely target a small-school gem such as Jordan Mills.

If Mills is productive at camp and looks the part of a future starting right tackle, the Rams won't fret over Rodger Saffold being in the final year of his contract.


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