In a recent segment on NFL Network, draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah predicted the first three draft picks for the Rams in this year’s draft.
With their first selection in the second round (No. 57), he has the Rams selecting former North Dakota State and LSU linebacker Jabril Cox. A two-time All-American at the FCS level before moving on to LSU in his final collegiate season, Cox is one of the more rangy backers in this draft. He offers great athleticism and had a phenomenal showing at the Reese’s Senior Bowl earlier this year where he crushed one-on-one coverage drills against tight ends and running backs.
LSU LB Jabril Cox has a pretty crazy resume:— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) April 7, 2021
2017 - Second Team All-MCFC (NDST)
2018 - First Team All-American, MVFC Defensive POY (NDST)
2019 - First Team All-American, First Team All-MVFC (NDST)
2020 - Team Captain (LSU) https://t.co/KTSLsB4usV pic.twitter.com/dRnZ0avcPC
The Rams then select offensive tackle D’Ante Smith out of Eastern Carolina. Another Senior Bowl participant, Smith showed great intensity and excellent hand usage in all week long. Opposing defensive lineman loathed lining up across from him because they knew he would be fighting like hell to put them in the dirt every rep.
.@ECUPiratesFB LT D’Ante Smith will be a tremendous Day 2 value pick for some team. Many OTs being mocked higher than @B1GSmoove don’t have nearly his tools. Hard to get around someone with 35 1/4 arms (85 1/8 wing) and light feet. Great rep here vs. skilled rusher Quincy Roche. pic.twitter.com/afFFnZxl68— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) February 26, 2021
Lastly, at pick No. 103, Jeremiah gave the Rams Texas defensive lineman Ta’Quan Graham. At 6’4 and 293 pounds, Graham offers the Rams some inside/outside versatility and would help replace long-time tackle, Michael Brockers.
What do you all think of the picks by DJ? Yay or nay on this lot?
And now for today’s links.
Top interior offensive linemen should be on the board when the Rams select in the second (TheRams.com)
Mock draft roundup (TheRams.com)
DeSean Jackson names his favorite Rams legends (The Rams Wire)
Why the Rams are to blame for all the quarterback relocations (Ramblin’ Fan)
A former NFL GM mocks the entire first round (ESPN)
Two women who filed lawsuits against Deshaun Watson have spoken out (ESPN)
Mock Draft 3.0 for Daniel Jeremiah (NFL.com)
Projections for eight relocated quarterbacks (NFL.com)
Carlos Dunlap says Russell Wilson isn’t going anywhere (Bleacher Report)
The Panthers are allowing Teddy Bridgewater to search out trade candidates (Pro Football Talk)