Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Oklahoma Sooners running back Brennan Clay (24) carries the ball between Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Cyrus Jones (5) and defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (6) in the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Oklahoma defeated Alabama 45-31. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Rams 2014 Mock Draft


Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks before the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Scouting Combine is over and free agency will be getting started within the next week which could change how a team approaches the draft. Here is our latest St. Louis Rams 2014 mock draft.

 

Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Tre Mason (21) carries the ball past the blocking of Greg Robinson (73) against the Florida State Seminoles during the first half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

With the second pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the St. Louis Rams Select….

Auburn OT, Greg Robinson

This has been what you could call an expert consensus pick. I go back and fourth between Robinson and Watkins, but Robinson is the better player and also fills a need. He fits what the Rams are looking for in a tackle and has a huge upside.

Although the Rams will try to trade out of this pick, in the rare case that they can’t, the Rams should highly consider taking Robinson he has gone up draft boards over the past month and could very well have a slim chance of going first overall. If the head coach Jeff Fisher is ever going to take an offensive lineman in the first round, now is the year to do it.

With the 13th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the St. Louis Rams select… 

Alabama, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor are fighting for that top safety spot, and although Pryor has made a strong effort, that guy is still Clinton-Dix. The Rams could go wide receiver here, but this draft is very deep at wide receiver and not very deep at safety.

The Rams can get a starting wide receiver in the second or even third round while it will be hard to find that in any of the other safeties. The Rams take the best player available while also taking the safety that best fits their defense in Clinton-Dix.

 

What the Rams do in free agency could change which direction the Rams go in the first round of the draft, but as of right now, this would be a pretty solid first round. The Rams get their left tackle of the future, while adding a playmaker in the secondary.

 

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  • Kevin Cardwell

    Please please please do not draft anyone from Alabama. Judging off the last 10 years it seems like a 90% bust rate

    • Blaine Grisak

      I would have to disagree. Although Richardson is obviously a bust. Eddie Lacy did well last year, Clinton-Dix plays safety, last first round S from Alabama was Barron who plays in TB and he’s doing well. Julio Jones is Atlanta is doing well. And there are others, although I agree with you there has been some busts, it is one of the most respectable programs in college football, and with proper coaching these players can come out and do well

      • MichaelNupe Thompson

        I feel that besides the last Alabama class to get drafted all of the other ones was surrounded by do much talents that it made them look better. The class coming out now obviously doesn’t have as much talent as far as in numbers. That’s why I’m more comfortable with dix. He didn’t have the top flight d line like they usually do. You know what I mean. I feel that bama didn’t have as many stars to help other players thrive of if like Richardson thriving off the line he had or those CBs thriving off the d line and linebackers. Don’t get me wrong. Bama still had some top talent but not as much as of recent history. They just had dix and Moseley in my opinion.

  • Fangface

    If your going to write an article for the Rams at least do your homework. Read the recently posted article by Nathan Kearns..

    • ricdram

      Blaine ALWAYS does his homework ! Neither
      Nathan or Blaine are PROPHETS. They are Ram
      Fans that speak their minds in order to get the
      conversation going. I usually agree & disagree
      with both as I am not a PROPHET. Catch my
      drift? At this time I like Robinson & Clinton-Dix
      @ #2 & #13 also. Those are solid picks IMO.
      Note: I am just a “Shipper”, what do I know!

    • Blaine Grisak

      I think taking Matthews or Robinson in the top 10 is something that the Rams have to be open to. Although some offensive lineman don’t make an impact right away, many positions don’t, the same can be said for WR, QB, and DL. In order to win in the NFL you need to be able to win the battle up front and last year I saw the Rams getting pushed around a lot up front on the offensive line. Robinson is arguably the most talented player in the draft and has a huge upside. he is a fantastic run blocker, which fits exactly what the Rams want to do, his pass blocking could use a little refining, but that is something he can improve at, all players aren’t perfect at everything coming out of college whatever position that may be.

      • Fangface

        Agreed on the college NFL transition especially WR, but if you closely at the Rams roster OT is clearly not one of the Rams biggest needs. Any OL drafted is moving inside and do we really want them taking a guard with the number two overall pick? Every mock draft I see has the Rams taking an OT in either Robinson or Mathews at the 2 slot. In reality I think that is the least likely scenario. Best case scenario they move down. Worst case we take either Clowney or Watkins at 2. I appreciate the articles and look forward to your next STL mock.

        • Blaine Grisak

          What if Barksdale moved to the inside? I remember reading somewhere that Barksdale played some guard in camp last year and did pretty well.He even said at the end of the season that he’d be open to changing positions if needed. Robinson is good in run blocking which fits exactly what the Rams are looking for in a right tackle. Obviously they are going to try to move down if they get the chance, so we may be debating for nothing, but personally Id take offensive line at number two.

          • http://www.cnsqonline.com cesarnoel

            The problem is that Barksdale is the league’s top 5 pass blocking RT with good run blocking skills too. Moving Barksdale inside would only waste Barksdale’s pass blocking skills on the edge AND pit Robinson spotty pass blocking skills against a experience NFL player would spell disaster for sure,

            On the other hand moving Robinson at LG for now to take advantage of his superb run blocking skills and learn his pass blocking skill beside a Pro Bowler is much better than what I have mentioned above.

  • Henry Owen

    Like these picks, would you think that we take a corner in the 2nd or 3rd round to replace McGee and maybe Finnegan?