In the latest mock by Luke Easterling of The Draft Wire, the Rams choose to reinforce their secondary that lost two starting bodies from a year ago in safety John Johnson III and cornerback Troy Hill.
With the 57th-overall pick, the Rams took Oregon safety Jevon Holland, a 6’0, 205-pound defender with the versatility to play on the back end or come up and guard the slot.
Holland opted-out of the 2020 season, but he was going to enter his third campaign with nine interceptions already to his name, including one taken back for a touchdown. He’s also quite athletic as you can see below in his relative athletic score (RAS) chart:
Jevon Holland is a FS prospect in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 9.47 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 42 out of 767 FS from 1987 to 2021.— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 2, 2021
Splits projected, times unofficial.https://t.co/y3zEe7lXJM #RAS pic.twitter.com/B37SUcANRb
Holland would pair with promising 2020 draft picks Jordan Fuller and Terrell Burgess, while also getting the chance to play alongside veterans Jalen Ramsey and Darious Williams. I don’t know about you, but that’s a secondary with plenty of top-end talent and future upside.
What do you all think of the selection? What position would you prefer at No. 57? Let me know in the comments below.
Now for today’s links.
Notable compensatory picks in recent NFL drafts (TheRams.com)
Get to know the chefs who are building the culinary experience at SoFi Stadium (TheRams.com)
Rams land Javon Holland in new mock by The Draft Wire (The Rams Wire)
How the synthetic turf may affect DeSean Jackson (Ramblin’ Fan)
An inside look at a NFL team’s year-long grind to the NFL Draft (ESPN)
The Seahawks signed Aldon Smith (ESPN)
Ryan Wilson’s Top-150 (CBS Sports)
A new mock draft with a first-round shocker (NFL.com)
Chris Carson has high expectations for the Seahawks’ backfield (NFL.com)
The Bears are the most-recent team to speak out against in-person workouts (Bleacher Report)