5. Marshon Lattimore (New Orleans Saints No. 11)
After a stellar career at Ohio State, Marshon Lattimore was arguably considered the top cornerback from the 2017 NFL Draft, and it was kind of a surprise to see him fall outside of the top 10, although the New Orleans Saints are quite happy he did. Believe it or not, there were plenty of people who believed the Chicago Bears would strongly consider selecting Lattimore at No. 3 before the team decided to pull off what could have been the biggest surprise of the first round by trading up to draft Mitchell Trubisky.
Either way, when looking at the current situation for the Los Angeles Rams surrounding all of the trade rumors with Trumaine Johnson, there’s no question the team would have strongly considered Lattimore at No. 5 if they still had the pick. Johnson may have received the franchise tag for the second year in a row, but there’s a reason why the Rams have been hesitant about rewarding their cornerback with a long-term deal.
Only time will tell when it comes to what the future holds for Johnson in Los Angeles, but don’t be surprised if the team considers options at cornerback once the second day gets underway just in case. Not to mention, the argument can be made that Johnson doesn’t have what it takes to be a No. 1 cornerback in the league, which may be a reason why the Rams haven’t jumped the gun on a hefty deal.