Last week here on Ramblin’ Fan we broke down the Rams’ picks on Mel Kiper’s first official mock draft. Another mock draft that seems to grab people’s attention is that of nfl.com’s Daniel Jeremiah.
Mock drafts are almost pointless this early in the game, but it’s always interesting to see who the expert’s have the teams taking. Here is a breakdown of Daniel Jeremiah’s mock draft 1.0.
With The Second Pick Of the 2014 NFL Draft The St. Louis Rams Select….. Sammy Watkins, Wide Receiver, Clemson.
This is just one of very few mock drafts that have the Rams taking Watkins this early. Les Snead may not say that the Rams need a number one receiver, but in reality they really do. Ive said it pretty repeatedly, but the Rams need that guy that can completely take over games, and Watkins is able to do just that. If the Rams took Watkins in May, there is no question many in Rams nation would be jumping for joy.
With The 13th Pick Of The 2014 NFL Draft The St. Louis Rams Select….
Taylor Lewan, Offensive Tackle, Michigan
If the Rams drafted Lewan, both of the Rams’ offensive tackles would be Michigan alumni. Snead and Fisher have never taken an offensive lineman in the first round of a draft, but there may be a chance that the tradition ends this year.
There is a lot good offensive line talent in the first round, and in order to compete in the NFC West you need to be able to win up front on the line of scrimmage. The Rams can still get a solid offensive tackle in the second round, but if the Rams want to get a good offensive tackle to protect Bradford, they may need to take one in the first round.
Overall if the Rams did go in this direction in May, there wouldn’t be many disappointed Rams fans. This is a pretty good mock draft for the St. Louis Rams. They are filling needs and upgrading at those positions.