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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Daniel Jeremiah's Second Mock Reinforces Rams-QB Connection

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NFL.com's lead draft analyst weighs in with his second mock of the season.

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New mockery out from Daniel Jeremiah over at NFL.com with his second effort. Some surprises lift up his top 14, though:

# Team Pick POS School
1 Tennessee Titans Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
2 Cleveland Browns Carson Wentz QB North Dakota St.
3 San Diego Chargers Jalen Ramsey CB Florida St.
4 Dallas Cowboys Myles Jack OLB UCLA
5 Jacksonville Jaguars Joey Bosa DE Ohio St.
6 Baltimore Ravens DeForest Buckner DE Oregon
7 San Francisco 49ers Jared Goff
QB Cal
8 Miami Dolphins Jaylon Smith OLB Notre Dame
9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vernon Hargreaves III CB Florida
10 New York Giants Noah Spence OLB Eastern Kentucky
11 Chicago Bears Darron Lee OLB Ohio St.
12 New Orleans Saints Sheldon Rankins
DT Louisville
13 Philadelphia Eagles Vernon Butler
DT Louisiana Tech
14 Oakland Raiders Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio St.

That's Wentz at 2, Goff at 7 and a Rankins-Butler-Elliott trio leading into the Rams...might wanna bookmark this one for reference.

In any case, it sets up a familiar sight for the Rams with the 15th overall pick:

Paxton Lynch (QB, Memphis)

Lynch would fit nicely alongside a very young offensive nucleus in Los Angeles.

Concise.

Look, I'm not terribly motivated by any prospect or set of circumstances for the Rams this year. They're in Year Five under Jeff Fisher. The five-year plan is here...and it's not all that great.

I'm more interested in seeing how TSTers react to the process this year. Seeing you guys react to Bate's open threads the last week where he asked for reactions to taking a QB in the first and then came out completely opposed to it is more telling than the mocks or any BS smoke coming out, especially prior to the combine.

Because at this point, it's all about momentum. The draft takes on a momentum of its own independent of the 32 individual teams. And they get spun up on their own momentum as well. The hard part about predicting what will happen, or mocking an accurate first round, is finding the areas they overlap.

And at least for right now, that overlap for the Rams includes a quarterback to be named later.