I know many Rams fans were less than pleased with how the first round went on Friday, and I can’t say I blame anyone. Although I really like Michael Brockers and I think he’s going to be very good, I can understand the disappointment. Anyone who was down on the Rams draft after Day One should feel much better after rounds two and three.
The Rams kicked things off with a much-needed receiver, Brian Quick out of Appalachian St. The organization absolutely loves this guy, and the more I see, the more I agree. He has great size at 6-foot-4, and he has some of the best hands in the draft. He still has to develop a bit, but this guy has the potential to be a big-time weapon in this offense.
Next, I finally got one right. The Rams grabbed CB Janoris Jenkins at 39, and I couldn’t be happier. We have talked about this guy at length for the last few weeks, but if he stays out of trouble and wors hard, he could turn into the steal of this draft.
The Rams went with a running back next, but not the one many expected. Isaiah Pead out of Cincinnati was the guy, and this is probably my least favorite pick so far. It’s not that I don’t like him, but I think he was a bit of a reach here. LaMichael James was still on the board, and I would have like him more at this spot. To make matters worse, James went to the 49ers, so we will have to see him twice a year.
Finally, the team went cornerback again in the third round and took Trumaine Johnson out of Montana. He has great size for the position at 6-foot-2, and he projects as a starter down the road. Johnson might be more of a project, but the upside makes this pick worth it.
Looking ahead to Saturday, the Rams will kick things off again with the first pick in the forth round. If I were making the decision, the pick would be Bobby Massie, an offensive lineman from Ole Miss. This guy was projected as a first-rounder leading up to the draft, and I’m pretty surprised he’s still there. We have to address offensive line in the final few rounds, and the value with Massie at a need position looks too good to be true.
Of course, since I said it that means it probably won’t happen.