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Random Ramsdom: Rams reinforce trenches in latest 2021 mock draft

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In a recent 2021 mock draft by The Draft Network, Senior NFL Draft Analyst Jordan Reid has the Rams grabbing an athletic edge rusher in the second round at pick #54 and a former 5-star offensive tackle recruit with pick #85 in the third.

Hamilcar Rashed Jr. is a 6’4, 238-pound pass rusher out of Oregon State that just recently accepted an invitation to participate in this year’s Reese’s Senior Bowl. He’s played just one game this year due to the PAC-12 having just started their season last week, but he’s looking to build off of a 14-sack, 22.5-TFL season in 2019.

Their third-round pick, Stanford offensive tackle Walker Little, was a highly-touted high school recruit who was named the conference’s Co-Freshman Offensive Player of the Year in his first year on campus. After putting together another solid sophomore season, the 6’7, 309-pound Little suffered a season-ending injury to begin 2019 and he eventually opted out of the 2020 season to prepare for the draft.

Are EDGE and offensive tackle positions of need that you believe the Rams should invest in? Why or why not?

And now for today’s links.

Rams News:

Listen to the latest comments from the podium with Sean McVay and players (TheRams.com)

Stu Jackson dives into the how the defense can be even better in the second half of the season (TheRams.com)

The Seahawks are expecting Jalen Ramsey to shadow D.K. Metcalf (The Rams Wire)

Bret Stuter highlights Colin Cowherd’s “Quarter-Bank” rankings (Ramblin’ Fan)

NFL News:

Ravens OC responds to Lamar Jackson’s comments on defenses calling out plays (ESPN)

Philip Rivers passed Dan Marino for 5th on the all-time passing yards list (ESPN)

Mike Florio picks games from the Week 10 slate (Pro Football Talk)

John Breech talks playoff chances for all 32 NFL teams (CBS Sports)

Cody Benjamin updates his quarterback power rankings (CBS Sports)

Nick Shook ranks the top-10 receiver corps in the NFL (NFL.com)