Y'all know the deal by now. Let's get it.
|1||Tampa Bay||Marcus Mariota||QB||Oregon|
|2||Tennessee||Jameis Winston||QB||Florida St.|
|6||New York Jets||Vic Beasley||OLB||Clemson|
|9||New York Giants||Amari Cooper||WR||Alabama|
La'el's gone. Who does Kadar have the Rams picking up at 10?
Brandon Scherff (OT, Iowa)
The biggest strengths in Schreff's game are his power and technique. One may lead to the other, but he knows how to play to where he excels. Scherff doesn't have the quickest feet, but that could be masked somewhat playing right tackle for the Rams.
It's an interesting conundrum for the Rams coming to a head regarding Joe Barksdale and the other spots on the line. Of course, many people have already pointed to the inside as a natural starting point for Scherff in the NFL. As it stands, he's certainly a name that's popped up in enough top 10s for Rams fans to start taking a closer look at.
Take a look at Kadar's mock, because he's got a second round up. The stretch from #11-#40 takes so many names away from the Rams before their second pick. Arizona St. WR Jaelen Strong gone at 18. Miami OT Ereck Flowers gone at at #25. South Carolina G A.J. Cann off the board at #29. And that's before the second round even starts.
One of the big questions facing the Rams as it stands surrounds UCLA QB Brett Hundley. If the Rams haven't added a quarterback before the draft, Hundley becomes a prime target for the Rams in the second round. In Kadar's mock today, Hundley heads to the Jets with the 37th overall pick. Would the Rams move up to add a rookie QB? Should they? If they're not willing to move up, should they even consider him if he falls to 41?
All that and more sits in the balance going into day two, but here at 41 Kadar has the Rams taking:
Ronald Darby (CB, Florida St.)
A lot of mocks are pointing the Rams toward adding a cornerback. It's painful. Perhaps, it's rooted in reality. But spending a top pick adding to a corner unit that already has Janoris Jenkins, Trumaine Johnson, E.J. Gaines and Lamarcus Joyner just feels like the opportunity costs explode off the page. Guards come off at 47 & 49. Miami's Denzel Perryman and Washington's Shaq Thompson, two prime linebacking prospects, are called out at 42 & 45. The run from 57-59 of Miami WR Phillip Dorsett, Michigan WR Devin Funchess and Florida St. OL Cameron Erving looks strong. The Rams missed out on would might turn out to be the best WR class in the history of the NFL from the 2014 NFL Draft. With their offense looking perhaps meeker than usual per February standards, the idea of adding a corner this early just makes me a bit uncomfortable.
Stay tuned. The Super Bowl's in the books. Mockery is on the way.