New mockery out from Daniel Jeremiah over at NFL.com with his second effort. Some surprises lift up his top 14, though:
|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||
|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||
|13||Philadelphia Eagles||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.
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.