The NFL Draft is right around the corner, as the thousands of Mock Drafts are being built showing the Los Angeles Rams selecting their franchise quarterback, but what if they go in the wide receiver route? There are two possible scenarios that will make the Rams select another position rather than a QB. First there is the scenario where the Rams select a quarterback in the Free Agency.
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A lot of quarterbacks are hitting the free agency, but will the Rams pull the trigger? If the Rams believe their franchise quarterback is in the upcoming draft, at what cost will it take to draft him? In the latest Mock Draft, Mel Kiper has both Jared Goff and Carson Wetnz off the board by No. 15, while Lance Zierlein has both those two and Paxton Lynch gone early. Now it does cost to view these Mock Draft, but Rams insider Myles Simmons got the inside scope for us on that.
If either the Rams select a quarterback in free agency or basically lose a opporunity in the draft, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell could be the answer. First of all, Treadwell is the top wide out available in the upcoming draft, and the Rams are in desperate need of a top wide out. Yes they have Tavon Austin who can quickly change the game but they cannot make a playbook built around him. Los Angeles needs multiple play makers.
Treadwell just finished his junior season at Ole Miss where he caught 82 passes for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns. Not a jaw dropping season, but he is very competitive. He led the SEC in both yards receiving and receiving touchdowns, earning a spot as one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award and a first-team All-SEC selection. Now even though he may not be the perfect choice with the 15th pick, but he helps the Rams offense immediately
However Treadwell made some noise Monday morning with a special announcement. Treadwell confirmed to College Football 24/7 on Monday that he will skip the combine’s showcase event in Indianapolis this week. Instead, he will wait to run the 40 at his pro day on March 28 in Oxford, Miss. Treadwell’s number one trait is his speed, and teams especially like the Rams are wanting to see it. Treadwell addressed the media following his decision.
"“I’ve only had a week and a half here (in Miami) and want to wait ’til I’m at our facilities,”"
Treadwell has the size (6-foot-2, 210 pounds), speed and catching ability to become a top receiver in the National Football League. Should the Rams focus on picking up a quarterback during free agency so they can use the Draft to build a team around him? If they do, Laquon Treadwell is the Rams man with the 15th pick.