Ok, the St. Louis Rams have plenty of options available to them in the 2014 NFL Draft ... blah, blah, blah and yada, yada, yada. You know the picks, you know the players, so let's just jump right in an take a look at this week's mock draft from SB Nation and what it has to say about the Rams and their many options.
2. St. Louis Rams - Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
Rams general manager Les Snead should be busy weighing the value and risks of moving this pick. Drop down to No. 4 and the return may be negligible. Move down to No. 6 and risk missing out on a highly rated player. Of course, if the Rams happen to stay at No. 2, none of that matters. Should St. Louis stay here, Robinson is an easy choice to make. He's a violent blocker with off-the-charts athleticism. While there is some projection in his draft evaluation, Robinson's style should work well in the NFL.
Other options: DE Jadeveon Clowney, OT Jake Matthews, WR Sammy Watkins
I think trading down is probably the most preferred option. Outside of that, it seems like fans are divided between Robinson and Watkins, with a slight lean toward the Clemson receiver. Understandable. Both players fit a tremendous need for the Rams. Watkins gives them the bona fide No. 1 wideout they haven't had in almost a decade. Robinson gives them a ready-made replacement for an aging, oft-injured Jake Long at left tackle in 2015.
Who would you rather have, Watkins or Robinson (or someone else)? Vote in the poll below.
13. St. Louis Rams - Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
Given the overall quality of the draft this year, it's conceivable that a top-10 talent like Evans slips. If he does, the Rams should strike. The team has tried to get by with a bunch of wide receivers who are, at best, No. 2 options. Evans is a legit No. 1 and the best bad-ball receiver in the draft this year.
Other options: WR Odell Beckham Jr., DT Aaron Donald, S Calvin Pryor
I like this scenario, because I like Robinson and I like Evans because he's the kind of receiver that wins on high throws, matches up well against big ass NFC West corners and can work well in the end zone ... where the Rams have been hurting. Obviously Watkins is a better receiver, but this scenario is sort of the best of both worlds.