The Super Bowl is over and now every team will have its full focus on free agency and the draft. For the first time we finally know what the full draft order will look like. Here is our post Super Bowl Mock Draft.
With the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the St. Louis Rams Select…
Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
The Rams are going to want to trade back from this spot, but with Cleveland being top contenders to trade for Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, it could be unlikely. Either way, the Rams will not trade back far enough to miss out on Watkins.
Watkins gives the Rams that number one receiver that they have been missing since Torry Holt left and gives quarterback Sam Bradford a legitimate weapon on the outside.
Watkins has great ball skills and the ability to make big plays which is exactly what the Rams offense needs.
C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
The Rams could try to trade down to get Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, but I think 13 could be a bit of a reach for him. If the Rams can’t trade down, they still go defense, but instead draft a linebacker.
The Rams are more than likely not going to retain Jo-Lonn Dunbar this offseason which means they are going to have a hole at linebacker. Mosley played in a 3-4 at Alabama, but has the ability to play the “Will” linebacker in a 4-3, which is exactly where the Rams need him.
Mosley played a big part in the dominant Alabama defense and will give the Rams a scary linebacking corps and a dominant front seven. Gregg Williams would be licking his chops if the Rams drafted Mosley.
Mosley is very good against the run, has great tackling ability in the open field, and has pretty good pass coverage skills. Mosley is the missing piece in the Rams front seven that will make them elite.
The Rams have a lot of options in the first round and it would be ideal if they could pick up Clevelands other first round pick in a trade so that they could have a chance of drafting Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix as well and sure up their secondary, if not the Rams can get a good safety in the second round like Louisville’s Calvin Pryor or Florida State’s Lamarcus Joyner.
Pro days and the combine will change some things come May, but if the draft were to take place next week this is a direction that I could see the Rams going in.