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2016 NFL Mock Draft: St. Louis Rams Go WR...But Not Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell

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A CHALLENGER APPEARS!

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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:

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