Finally, some variance.
Our first four mock drafts had the St. Louis Rams going after Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell. Well thankfully due to Rotoworld's Josh Norris and his first mock, we've at least got an early name to bandy around if not another position to get Fisher'ed up about:
Corey Coleman (WR, Baylor)
I love me some Corey Coleman. Yes, he is under 6’0" tall, but Coleman has the level of ability to win in both the "big" and "small" game as a receiver. he is a big play threat. The route tree and designed plays off on running plays will always be criticisms, however, Baylor receivers have transitioned quite well to the NFL while facing the same obstacles.
If I'm being honest...I hate the pick. Not because Coleman's an undeserving prospect. He's athletic as hell and pure electricity after the catch. But I can't see Fisherball taking advantage of that kind of receiver, especially with Tavon Austin soaking up much of the passing schemes at or behind the line of scrimmage.
Now perhaps the argument to be made is that Coleman's a natural upgrade to Wes Welker and/or Stedman Bailey (get well, Steddy). That's a fair discussion to have, but I just wonder that for as little as the Rams got out of the role if that's a fair option in the first round of all places.
Here's how Norris got to the Rams at 15:
|San Diego Chargers
|San Francisco 49ers
|Vernon Hargreaves III
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|New York Giants
|New Orleans Saints