2013 NFL mock draft: Mel Kiper, Todd McShay weigh in one last time

USA TODAY Sports

The big dogs have released one last look at the draft. How do the Rams do in this version?

Just over 24 hours, and let me tell you, I can't wait. The last few mock drafts are trickling out as the experts get one last shot at predicting what will happen on Thursday night. Todd McShay and Mel Kiper rolled out new mock draftsfollowing the Darrelle Revis trade. Let's check, briefly, to what they had to say about the St. Louis Rams.

Todd McShay

No. 16 - Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

No. 22 - Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama

Huh? Okay, I'm on board with the Vaccaro pick. Tavon Austin is off the board, and the draft's best safety is a solid get at that point in the draft. I wonder if he'll go higher than anticipated? Maybe not since the safety class seems to be fairly deep. And yeah, the Lacy pick ... no thanks. I'm fine with the Rams drafting Lacy, but not with the 22nd pick, not when they need receivers.

Mel Kiper

No. 16 - Tavon Austin, WR, WVU

No. 22 - Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

Now, this is a first round that I could live with, "live with" being a bit of an understatement. It's hard to overstate what kind of impact a safety of that caliber would have on the Rams defense. Austin is the high-end replacement for Danny Amendola, as Kiper notes. He can't be any more injury prone than Amendola either.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker