We discussed pre-draft visits a little yesterday, but the visits officially got started today as the Rams welcomed four players to town. Today’s group featured a nice variety of positions, and all of the players are intriguing prospects. The players involved were Oklahoma St. WR Justin Blackmon, Ohio St. OL Mike Adams, Mississippi St. DT Fletcher Cox and North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins.
I think we’ve already spent plenty of time talking about Blackmon, so let’s move on to the others. Adams is a guy who has had some issues and a guy who I really wasn’t impressed with at the combine. However, he is talented and numerous scouts believe his size and athleticism are quality NFL attributes. I have seen a couple of mock drafts that have Adams going to the Rams in the second round, and I think he would be a decent value there.
Speaking of mock drafts, I have seen a couple that have Cox going to St. Louis at sixth. I don’t think that’s realistic, but he is a real option if we move back. Cox would be a great fit.
Jenkins is one of the most interesting prospects in the draft. He is supremely talented, but his list of off-field issues is a mile long. He has numerous drug arrests, a failed drug test, an arrest from a bar fight, and he’s got four children from three different women. Still, he seems to be climbing up draft boards. I think he will go the the late first round if he stays clean before the draft, but if he would fall to the second he might be too good to pass up.