FanPost

Another 2014 mock with 2015 speculation

To preface, this post gets a little crazy. I realize this and anyone that plans to read through to the end of the post needs to prepare for assumptions made too far into the future while hinging on too many ifs to speculate on with any reasonable validity. With that said, the possibilities are fun to think about and I do this for, more than anything else, fun. So try and enjoy my best case scenario for how this draft and a portion of the 2015 draft materializes.

Trade 2 --> 4, 2015 1st, 2016 1st Browns trade up to grab Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Football keeping #26 in order to draft a playmaker to pair with their young QB.

Trade 4 --> 19, 2015 1st Dolphins trade up for a "can't miss" OT, something they didn't do last year that they look back on regretfully.

Trade 13,109 --> 25, 57, 88, 120 GB trades up to acquire Lee, Evans, or Benjamin to revamp their receiving corps

19- Ra'shede Hageman- Has the size and potential that Fisher prefers at DT. Would round out an incredibly talented Rams front four.

25- CJ Mosley- Rated highly now (deservedly), Mosley's stock will likely fall to the late first as the draft approaches and new names creep up draft boards, but he is a great fit for the Rams and would form a dominant group of LBs with JL, Ogletree, and possibly Ray Ray.

44- Austin Sefarian-Jenkins- A player that has shown the ability to block well and make tough catches. Would help the Rams run blocking as well as in the receiving game. We have Cook, Kendricks, and Harkey but there is not a player available at this position in the draft that can help us in as many ways as ASJ.

57- Bradley Roby- A corner with elite potential that had a disappointing, though not terrible, senior year. If he fell to this point in the draft he should be snapped up immediately.

75- David Yankey- Capable LG that could fill in immediately and help to build a young, gifted O-line with Saffold, Jones, Barksdale.

88- Deone Bucannon- Talented safety with size, physicality, and cover skills that the Rams would be lucky to acquire at this point in the draft.

120- James Hurst- A talented, though not elite OT that could fall due to a broken leg sustained in his last college game.

5th round- Spencer Long- Long likely won't be selected this early, though he was an all american level guard from Nebraska, who sustained a season ending injury early in the year.

[6th-7th round picks not addressed]

These trades allow for the Rams to add two first round picks in 2015, and another first for 2016. The three combined 2015 first round picks would prove rather intriguing, depending on how Bradford's 2014 season came together. If Bradford becomes the elite QB many of us still believe he can become, these picks will prove useful in adding even more blue chip talent to place alongside him. If Bradford fails to deliver on his promise in 2014, the three first rounders would give us tremendous firepower which could be used to trade up for a Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota level QB. Considering the two additional first round picks in 2015 come from the Browns and Dolphins, either of the two could likely be top 5/10 picks in the first place. My personal preference would be Winston, and adding him to the talent we have across the board in addition to the 2014 draft class and possibly a Green-Beckam level receiver if Quick/Givens don't exhibit marked improvement. The mismatches associated with having DGB, Tavon, Cook, ASJ, and Stacy on our offense combined with a young offensive line and a young star in Winston would be extremely difficult for opposing offenses to deal with. The defense, with additions of Hageman, Mosley, Roby, and Bucannon would be expected to compete for top 5 in the league perennially as well. Obviously, this is going too far into the future and something tells me the Browns and other teams will think before giving up future firsts after the Redskins fiasco, but the potential for pulling off another trade involving future picks obviously presents enticing possibilities, which (I guess) is my point.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

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