2018 NFL Mock Draft: Los Angeles Rams select Donte Jackson first round

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In the latest 2018 NFL Mock Draft, the Los Angeles Rams focus on cornerback in the first round by selecting Donte Jackson.

Despite falling to the Atlanta Falcons in the WIild Card Round, the Los Angeles Rams have plenty to be proud of from their first season with Sean McVay as head coach, as this team looks ready to be strong contenders in the NFC for years to come. As for which area the Rams should focus on improving in the offseason, well let’s just say in the latest 2018 NFL Mock Draft, cornerback Donte Jackson seems like a fair target to focus on with the 23rd pick in the first round.

Last season, Trumaine Johnson received the franchise tag for the second year in a row, and while Los Angeles would certainly love to bring him back on a new deal, that’s always easier said than done since he’s going to want to be one of the league’s top-paid cornerbacks. Not to mention, Nickell Robey-Coleman is expected to hit free agency as well while nobody knows what to expect from Kayvon Webster at the beginning of the season since he’s currently recovering from an Achilles injury.

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In other words, there’s a ton of uncertainty surrounding the cornerback position for the Rams heading into 2018, and a selection like Jackson this late in the first round isn’t the worst idea in the world. But before getting into more details over why Jackson would be a good fit for Los Angeles, let’s take a look at the rest of the selections in the latest NFL Mock Draft for 2018.