The players seen mocked to the Rams at No. 57 have been all over the place. Just off the top of my head, we’ve seen offensive tackle, guard, center, inside linebacker, edge rusher, and safety.
If I had to pin down one position group that has been the most-consistently mocked to the Rams, it’d have to be offensive line. Between tackle and center, I’d say those are your two.
In Chris Trapasso’s latest two-round mock at CBS Sports, the Rams land the draft’s best pivot in Oklahoma’s Creed Humphrey, an uber-athletic player who would start immediately in Los Angeles.
According to Kent Platte and his relative athletic score (RAS), Humphrey is the most-athletic center since 1987, the date from when his numbers begin. At 6’4 and 3-2 pounds, Humphrey ran an 5.11 in the 40, but post great numbers in the vertical (33 inches), broad (9’4”), and the short shuttle (4.49).
Creed Humphrey is a OC prospect in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 10 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 1 out of 494 OC from 1987 to 2021. https://t.co/4M42BZppb4 #RAS via @Mathbomb pic.twitter.com/PqwkWCjCYJ— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 6, 2021
The two-time Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year would, without a doubt, be a notable upgrade over Austin Blythe and give the Rams an excellent center to work with new quarterback Matthew Stafford as he begins his tenure in L.A.
As always, let me know what you all think of the pick!
Now for today’s links.
Accuser in Aaron Donald incident apologizes for mistake (ESPN)
The Rams OL are working out together in Andrew Whitworth’s garage (The Rams Wire)
See which top defensive lineman will be on the board when the Rams select (TheRams.com)
10 Things with Van Jefferson (TheRams.com)
Best top-two picks for every team (NFL.com)
Trevor Lawrence is donating $20,000 to charities in Jacksonville (ESPN)
Ranking the top-five players ever taken at fifth-overall in the draft (CBS Sports)
How the NFL and players could compromise on offseason workouts (Pro Football Talk)
The Bengals unveiled their new jerseys on Monday morning (Bleacher Report)
Valuable free agents left on the market (Bleacher Report)