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Sunday Evening Open Thread: FanSpeak Mock Simulator Gives Rams Options at 15

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Good evening, Rams’ fans. Hoping this one finds you well. Had a few minutes to spare tonight, so I thought I’d freshen things up a bit. "Slow news day" would be fitting for the weekend, as there was absolutely nothing to report for your Los Angeles Rams.

But as you settle in on Sunday evening, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about. With just over three weeks until the 2016 NFL Draft, the team’s impending additions are at the forefront of our minds. And therefore, we mock.

If you’re anything like me (I’m sorry) you enjoy toying with the thought of different scenarios for the Rams. Trade up. Trade down. Draft Laquon Treadwell. Draft Sheldon Rankins. It’s all in good fun -- it keeps us honest -- and it makes us more knowledgable as fans. But let’s face it, none of us have any clue what the Rams are going to do on April 28th [unless you’re in here Jeff Fisher or Les Snead].

Draft simulators are a good time. And if you haven’t had the opportunity to try one, head on over to FanSpeak. It’s simple.  You pick your team. You select the "big board" of your liking, and you mock. It’s that easy.

For the sake of saving you a moment or two, though I’d still suggest you try it yourself [and the picks do change], I simulated the first round for the Rams with every available big board they had. Here are the results, showing the Top 3 available with the Rams on the clock:

FanSpeak - [8] Carson Wentz, [13] Sheldon Rankins, [15] Eli Apple

Composite Big Board - [7] Ezekiel Elliott, [9] Carson Wentz, [12] Laquon Treadwell

DraftTek - [5] Carson Wentz, [7] Laquon Treadwell, [12] Paxton Lynch

CBS Sports - [11] Laquon Treadwell, [12] Darron Lee, [15] Reggie Ragland

Matt Miller [Bleacher Report] - [3] Jaylon Smith, [8] Ezekiel Elliott, [9] Vernon Hargreaves III

Walter Football - [6] Carson Wentz, [8] Ezekiel Elliott, [11] Emmanuel Ogbah

NFL Draft Geek - [7] Vernon Hargreaves III, [10] Laquon Treadwell, [11] Ezekiel Elliott

Jeff Risdon [Draft Breakdown] - [8] Cody Whitehair, [9] Reggie Ragland, [10] Paxton Lynch

NFLMock.com - [9] Robert Nkemdiche, [10] Laquon Treadwell, [15] Carson Wentz

With the First Pick - [11] Jarran Reed, [13] Josh Doctson, [14] Reggie Ragland

Kyle Crabbs [NDT Scouting] - [12] Sean Davis, [14] Carson Wentz, [15] KJ Dillon

Optimum Scouting - [11] Braxton Miller, [14] Paxton Lynch, [15] Josh Doctson

Arrowhead Addiction - [5] Josh Doctson, [9] Michael Thomas, [11] William Jackson III

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The number to the left of the player’s name represents their ranking on that particular outlets big board.  You’ll see some names slip in there that you may like, some you may hate, and some you may not recognize.

And that’s why we’re here.

Now talk.