Well, my dreams of watching Sammy Watkins in a Rams uniform seem all but over with the recent signing of former convict...sorry, former Titan, Kenny Britt. With the addition of Britt, Alex Carrington, Shaun Hill, Greg Reid and the resigning of Saffold and Dunbar, I'll try to dive into what could potentially be the outcome of the Rams draft.
First and foremost, as widely broadcasted as it is, I expect the Rams the trade away the #2 pick. Taker? The Atlanta Falcons. Snead obviously is close with the organization, so a trade with Atlanta seems likely. As the Falcons snatch up Clowney, the Rams receive their 6th, 37th and first round pick for 2015. So what do the Rams do?
Khalil Mack (OLB): Despite the resigning of Dunbar, I fully expect the Rams to draft an OLB for the future. Mack is a monster, with his only real flaw being that he played at Buffalo and against...well, far less superior competition. Still, Mack dominated the opposing line and quarterback, and even showed a BIT of versatility in the passing game. Question is...can Greg Williams successfully convert him into a 4-3 OLB?
Hasean Clinton-Dix (FS): This seems to be the most popular pick with our second reach in. Clinton-Dix is simply a better pass defender than Calvin Pryor and would definitely be an upgrade over our current free safety, Rodney McLeod. This kid looks to be a perfect fit for a Fisher-run defense, as he can switch from deep safety to covering the nickel pretty well.
David Yankey (OG): I'm a huge Su'a-Filo supporter, but he's off the board at this point. Yankey is the second best G available in this year's class. His alma-matter, Stanford, played in an NFL ready offense...so I do indeed expect Yankey to be NFL ready.
Lamarcus Joyner (CB): Let's be clear on this...Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson are out starters. There. I said it. But the Rams still need a reliable third corner, and there's no guarantee Greg Reid will be who he was a few years ago in college or if McGee will be the same guy declining a Janoris interception. Joyner seems to be what Fisher had in Finnegan...a feisty, physical corner who plays bigger than their size. That size is the biggest knock on Joyner, or else he would've been a first round pick.
A.J. McCarron (QB): Low key, McCarron had one of the most celebrated college careers in recent memory. The Rams need a backup for the often injured Bradford, and Shaun Hill is months away from signing up for AARP. McCarron not only can bring his talents to The Lou, but also his sexy ass girlfriend. Most straight men get boners just from looking at her pics.
Jared Abbrederis (WR): So long Austin Pettis. Your climb on the depth chart will not be forgotten. Bradford needs reliable weapons, and a target who can run those under neath routes to open up downfield for our speedsters. Abbrederis may not be a starter come day one, but he could be a huge contributor during the season.
Cameron Flemming (OT): Yankey's Stanford teammate would provide our line with great depth at the tackle spot. His technique could use some tuning, but with his intelligence, this could have a great outcome. A little heavy on the feet...but we do have THE BEST offensive line coach in the business, after all.
Trai Turner (OG): The former Tiger is a great scheme fit for our offense. This massive guard dominated the SEC with his run blocking...it's everything else about his game that needs tuning.
DeAnthony Thomas (RB): Let's face it. Pead is a failed pick. The Rams need somebody with some gitty up to switch up the pace from the backfield. *Side note* Not only does he look like Tavon Austin, but he plays a game very similar to him as well. Imagine them being on the field at the same time. Yikes.
Tre Boston (FS): Depth. The Rams desperately need depth in the defensive backfield. Boston is a ball hawking safety who would be a decent sub in and could improve his overall game with special teams work.
Marcel Jensen (TE): With this more than likely being Lance Kendricks' final season in St. Louis, it'd be nice to find a hidden gem in the draft that could possibly be his replacement...hell, might even eventually challenge Jared Cook for the starting spot. Jensen is a huge prospect with excellent blocking abilities. However, he is a project, indeed.
Charles Sawyer (CB): Low risk, high reward. Sawyer is coming off injury, but when healthy, he is a play maker on defense. As I've said before...DEPTH IS NEEDED.
So...what are your thoughts?