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2018 NFL Mock Draft: Is Boston College EDGE Harold Landry now the lead candidate for the Los Angeles Rams at #23?

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Do we have a favorite heading into free agency?

Boston College Eagles DE Harold Landry dives for Clemson Tigers RB Wayne Gallman
Boston College Eagles DE Harold Landry dives for Clemson Tigers RB Wayne Gallman
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Yes, this week is all about free agency. With tampering fully underway and the window opening on Wednesday at 4pm ET, the rumors are about to come flying in with signings alongside them.

But let’s not forget about the 2018 NFL Draft, folks. The mock drafts are still coming in, and once the dust settles in free agency, they’re going to gain even more clarity as we near April 26.

We’ve got a new Monday mock from Mocking the Draft’s Dan Kadar that may just solidify the frontrunner for the Los Angeles Rams with the 23rd overall pick:

23. Los Angeles Rams: Harold Landry, EDGE, Boston College

After acquiring Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib and Sam Shields, so much for thinking the Rams will target a cornerback with this pick. Instead, the Rams’ top need now is arguably edge rusher. Landry is a speed demon off the edge, and at the least can replicate the type of play they got from Robert Quinn.

The need is obvious. And with a weak class of pass rushers in free agency, it would seem the only avenue to add talent for 2018 will be the draft. But right now, we’ve got a wild 96 hours in front of us that is going to remake plenty of the roster.

We’ll have to see what it holds for a couple of other positions of need, but I’d be shocked if we don’t come out of free agency still needing a pass rusher.

Thoughts on Landry? Any mid-round pass rushers you like, Rams fans? Comfortable with Landry as the odds-on favorite at this point?