I’m a sucker for mock drafts, and I pretty much check out a few mocks every day in the month leading up to the draft. There are a ton of good ones out there, and many intelligent people have tried their hand at predicting the upcoming draft that is now just 11 days away. I’m not trying to offend anyone or downgrade the work anyone else does, but my favorite mock draft site to check out is at WalterFootball.com. They have a bunch of different mocks to view, and the main one goes several rounds deep and gives detailed explanations on most, if not all, of the picks. This is the first place I go when I want to do mock draft research, so I suggest anyone interested in the draft should go check it out.
When I look at a mock, I obviously go look at the Rams picks first before I do anything. Sometimes I agree with who they have the Rams taking, and sometimes I don’t. Since we don’t know what’s going to happen until the draft actually begins, it’s kind of a fun exercise that every football fan has done at some point. When I jumped on WalterFootball today, I fell in love with their draft projections for St. Louis.
Round 1, Pick 6 — Justin Blackmon, WR Oklahoma St.
Round 2, Pick 33 — Jerel Worthy, DT Michigan St.
Round 2, Pick 39 — Janoris Jenkins, CB North Alabama
Round 3, Pick 65 — Brandon Brooks, G Miami (Ohio)
Round 4, Pick 96 — Cyrus Gray, RB Texas A&M
Round 6, Pick 171 — Brian Stahovich P San Diego St.
If the Rams’ first three picks are Blackmon, Worthy and Jenkins in real life, I will be ecstatic. Worthy is a beast at DT and a guy who has first-round talent, and we have talked about Jenkins some already but suffice it to say he has top 15 talent. I don’t know much about Brooks, but I know we need depth at guard. Gray is an interesting back to take later, and although I would love LaMichael James from Oregon to be a Ram with that third-round pick, I’m fine with Gray. Don’t know anything about Stahovich, but I know we need a punter. Again, this could be way off and the Rams could end up with none of these guys, but it’s fun to dream.