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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Kadar's Update Lays Out Rams' Options

A plan is great. But you need a Plan B. (and probably lots of others too)

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We've got our weekly mock draft from Dan Kadar, resident guru over at SB Nation's Mocking the Draft.

Today, he's taking a look at the Plan B's (and C's and some D's...) for every first round team. As per usual, let's run down the top 14:

# Team Pick POS School
1 Tennessee Titans Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
2 Cleveland Browns Jared Goff QB California
3 San Diego Chargers Joey Bosa DE Ohio St.
4 Dallas Cowboys Jalen Ramsey CB Florida St.
5 Jacksonville Jaguars Myles Jack OLB UCLA
6 Baltimore Ravens Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame
7 San Francisco 49ers Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss
8 Miami Dolphins Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson
9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
10 New York Giants Shaq Lawson DE Clemson
11 Chicago Bears Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama
12 New Orleans Saints A'Shawn Robinson DT Alabama
13 Philadelphia Eagles Carson Wentz QB North Dakota St.
14 Oakland Raiders Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida

This is perhaps the least favorable situation for the Rams based on the early CW. You've got two quarterbacks and a wide receiver off the board. Given some other mocks where we've seen just one QB and no WRs come off, this is perhaps the kind of mock that could fuel any discussion of trading up.

In any case, Kadar has the Rams pegged to:

Paxton Lynch (QB, Memphis)

The quarterback drop off after Lynch is heavy. So do the Rams wait or pounce on Lynch or Wentz if they're available? In this case Lynch was, so he gives the Rams a new quarterback for their new city.

Other options: Wentz, Noah Spence (DE, Eastern Kentucky)

There's something very uncomfortable about "upgrading" the 32nd-ranked offense in yardage with the third QB off the board...That's not to say Lynch isn't a fair prospect or that he couldn't turn into a capable NFL starting QB. It just sets up a very, very uncomfortable approach to 2016 given what we saw last season.

As for the backup options, Wentz is in the same boat as Lynch. And going defense, let alone adding to the line, would be very Fisher. Too Fisher.

As it stands right now with nearly half of the first round in front of them, the Rams are going to have to sit and wait to let the draft come to them unless they're willing to spend a lot of draft capital that they likely can't afford.