Before I finish up the Rams mock, let’s discuss some other issues first. The team has signed restricted free agent Danny Amendola to a one-year, $1.972 million deal. Good news there.
Now, I just wanted to let everyone know that I will likely be unable to do any chatting or posting on the site during the first round of the draft on Thursday night. I am going to be stuck at work, and I’m going to be extremely busy all night. I will try to get on Twitter to do some chatting if I can, so follow @Ramblinfan and feel free to tweet questions or comments and I will do my best to answer.
So with that being said, let’s finish our mock. We have three picks left, so I’ll make them short and sweet. With the 171st pick, the Rams select Ryan Miller, G Colorado. Miller is a huge man at 6-foot-7, 321 lbs and he’s a great athlete. He might be able to play right tackle in the pros, but he projects as a high-upside guard who can be a good run blocker. With the Jeff Fisher run-first offense, Miller could be a nice fit.
With the 209th pick, the Rams take Brian Stahovich, punter San Diego St. I know a punter isn’t a sexy pick, but we don’t have one right now so it makes sense. Stahovich is probably the best punter in this class, so he’s the pick.
With the 252nd pick, the Rams take Vontaze Burfict, LB Arizona St. I’ll admit that this one probably isn’t going to happen. Burfict was projected as a first-round pick heading into the season, but he had an abysmal year and he completely bombed at the combine and his pro day. People I have talked with are torn. Some say he’s going undrafted, while others believe he’s probably going in the middle rounds. If he does fall this far, it’s worth it for the Rams to gamble. He’s a beast when he wants to be, and if a team can get the most out of him, he could be an All Pro. I’ve heard comparisons to Ray Lewis, and if he turns out to be even half that, he could be the steal of the draft.