If we’re talking about perfect fits, there probably isn’t one better than a pass rusher falling to the Los Angeles Rams in the 2019 NFL Draft. Typically, great pass rushers don’t hang around long when it comes to the draft, but the Rams luck out when it comes to Peter Schrager’s first mock draft for NFL.com as he has the Rams selecting Florida State Seminoles DE/OLB Brian Burns:
#31 - Florida State EDGE Brian Burns
School: Florida State | Year: Junior
Burns is an explosive pass rusher, who, despite a “skinny” frame, seems to get to the quarterback and shed blockers. Los Angeles has decisions to make on several free agents, including Dante Fowler. Burns could make a difference immediately.
Burns is one of the most explosive and pro-ready edge rushers available as he accumulated 23 sacks, 38.5 tackles-for-loss, and seven forced fumbles across three seasons at Florida State. Burns would automatically vault himself into the top edge rushing presence on the Rams’ roster and would offer a young and productive piece for DT Aaron Donald to grow with. Burns is also one of the youngest players in the draft as he’ll only be 20-years old when he’s drafted.
Ideally, the fanbase as a collective whole should be hoping Brian Burns finds his way to #31.