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St. Louis Rams Final Draft Selections and Mock

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For the most part the draft order is set in stone except for those teams headed to the playoffs. With the Redskins losing the Rams officially will have the number two overall pick. Here’s how the draft order shook out:


1. Houston Texans – 2-14 (.559)
2. St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins) – 3-13 (.516)
3. Jacksonville Jaguars – 4-12 (.504)
4. Cleveland Browns – 4-12 (.516)
5. Oakland Raiders – 4-12 (.523)
6. Atlanta Falcons – 4-12 (.553)
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 4-12 (.574)
8. Minnesota Vikings – 5-10-1 (.512)
9. Buffalo Bills – 6-10 (.520)
10. Detroit Lions – 7-9 (.457)
11. Tennessee Titans – 7-9 (.504)
12. New York Giants – 7-9 (.520)
13. St. Louis Rams – 7-9 (.551)
14. Chicago Bears – 8-8 (.465)
15. Pittsburgh Steelers – 8-8 (.469)
16 or 17. Baltimore Ravens – 8-8 (.484)
16 or 17. Dallas Cowboys – 8-8 (.484)
18. New York Jets – 8-8 (.488)
19. Miami Dolphins – 8-8 (.523)
20. Arizona Cardinals – 10-5 (.529)

Teams 21-32 are in the playoffs. Elimination will determine the proper order, so they’re only ordered by record.

21. Green Bay Packers – 8-7-1 (.553)
22. San Diego Chargers – 9-7 (.496)
23. Philadelphia Eagles – 10-6 (.453)
24. Kansas City Chiefs – 11-5 (.445)
25. Cincinnati Bengals – 11-5 (.480)
26. Cleveland Browns (via Indianapolis Colts) – 11-5 (.484)
27. New Orleans Saints – 11-5 (.516)
28. New England Patriots – 12-4 (.473)
29. Carolina Panthers – 12-4 (.494)
30. San Francisco 49ers – 12-4 (.494)
31. Denver Broncos – 13-3 (.469)
32. Seattle Seahawks – 13-3 (.490)


Obviously, you have to assume the Rams are going to try and trade out of the number two overall pick. The Browns, Raiders, or Vikings would be probably trade candidates, preferably the Browns as they have an extra first round pick to deal. However if the Rams cannot trade out of the number two pick, here’s who I have the Rams taking in the 2013 NFL Draft:


With The Number Two Pick In The 2013 NFL Draft, The St. Louis Rams Select…

Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M

Jeff Fisher has never taken an offensive lineman in the first round but I think that changes here. If the Rams can retain Saffold more than likely they will keep him at right guard and with Jake Long’s injury, the Rams need some depth on the offensive line.

Matthews could jump in right away and play across from Long or even play in for Long if he can’t go right away next season.

Another option here for the Rams would be outside linebacker Anthony Barr. I think it is unlikely that Dunbar will return and adding a talent like Barr would give the Rams one of, if not the best, front seven in the NFL.


With The 13th Pick In The 2013 NFL Draft, The St. Louis Rams Select…


Ha-Ha Clinton Dix S Alabama

The Rams need a safety to play across from McDonald and replace McLeod. If they take a safety here and then a cornerback in the second round, the Rams would solidify their secondary.

Other options here would be Notre Dame DT Nix III, one of the top wide receivers, if they are available, or CB Justin Gilbert.



A lot will happen between now and the 2013 NFL draft. Free Agency and trades will definitely shake things up, but as of right now, this is how I think things will shake out.

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  • Gary Stewart

    matthews and dix only if we cant get away from #2 and im higher on dix than matthews as i would also love barr that would give us a dominant 3 in a 4-3 scheme, lets hope we can get saffold re-inked. then id want barr for sure and he would be there at 4 if we trade down with cleveland dont you think??

    • Blaine Grisak

      This would be my perfect scenario right here. Rams trade out of number two with Cleveland to number four and their number 26. Rams trade back from 4 to about 7 with Tampa Bay get Tampa’s 3-4 round pick. Rams take Sammy Watkins at number seven, take Dix at 13, and then at 26 take a CB, maybe Oregon’s Ifo Expre-Olomu. That right there is my perfect first round for the Rams. To answer your question though I see Barr being available at 4

      • Gary Stewart

        my feeling is the 2nd part of your trade isnt enough after trading 2 for 4 and 26, the 5th 6th is as far as anyone can expect to drop and still get one of the elite 5 teddy jadaveon anthony jake and sammy a couple years ago we thought we were gonna get julio jones and atlanta jumped us to grab him, so when we are on the clock at 4 i would not trade down to 7 unless the first 3 picks all went qb leaving us at 4 with clowney barr matthews and watkins left on the board then we get one of them and we would have to get one of them at 7 but i wouldnt settle for anything less than #7 and their 2nd round pick. and my guess is if a qb is not picked in all of the first 3 oak or atl at 5-6 would want our #4 and an extra 2nd along with 5th or 6th overall is possible

        • Blaine Grisak

          I believe Sammy will be there at 7 easy as I do expect the top 3 to be QBs. Somebody could hop the Rams, but that is always a risk. I just think 4 is too high to take him, but I guess if you really want a guy it doesn’t matter where you take him. I do agree with you though after taking a second look at it, Rams would need a second and 5-6 at least to move back to 7, if they don’t get something in that area they can always stay put and take Barr or Watkins

          • Gary Stewart

            duke led a&m 38-17 at half then manziel went stupid and scored to make it a game want to see evans a bit cuz now im thinking 2 for 4 ,25 and a 2nd rounder then 4 for #7 with tb and their 3rd rounder and next years 1st rounder walter football has us mocked to trade down with tampa for our 2 and us still getting matthews @7 but dont say what the other part of the trade is. i say 2 for 4 4 for 7 7 for 12 with the giants leaving us with 11, 12, 25, 3 2nd rounders and an extra 1st rounder in 2015. plus our own 2nd rounder with 12 we take evans at 13 we take dix at 25 we take best avail between an o lineman dt or cb

            and continue doing that through all 4 of our second rounders. mark my words blaine the rams will wind up with a total of 5 picks this year and a first rounder next year if we do this right.