LA Rams: 2021 NFL Draft – Mock Draft 3.0

(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Les Snead
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The LA Rams have just cleared the 2020 NFL season, and have already been active in the 2021 NFL Draft.  Well, at least by trading a 2021 NFL Draft pick just two weeks after losing in the Divisional Round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs.

With the 2020 season officially over, it’s now the draft season for all 32 teams. With the Rams facing minimal cap space to maneuver with, it might be difficult to sign players in free agency this offseason. This is why the NFL draft will be critical to get those few missing pieces the LA Rams need to make a run at the super bowl.

After trading their 2021 first-round pick for defensive back Jalen Ramsey and trading a 2021 third-round pick in the blockbuster deal for quarterback Matthew Stafford, general manager Les Snead and the staff have some work to do in this year’s draft to find some more mid-round gems; Thankfully, they haven’t had much of a problem with in the past few years. That being said, it’s time to unveil my first mock draft of the offseason starting with pick 57 in the second round.

57. NDSU OT, Dillon Radunz

This would be an ideal fit for the LA Rams, the only question is will he drop to pick number 57? Radunz had a strong showing during the senior bowl week which bumped up his stock tremendously.  There are a few teams ahead of the Rams that could be eyeing this stalwart such as the rival Seattle Seahawks, which would make sense to them considering Russell Wilson’s frustration with the lack of protection.

The Rams may need to trade up a few spots to get him but he falls to their laps at 57 it would be a slam dunk pick. Radunz fits the mold of an ideal lineman for Offensive line coach Aaron Kromer. Kromer looks for versatility which Radunz has with the ability to play at guard or tackle.

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He thrives in both the pass and run game but his effort is what shows the most, he is always looking for work and doesn’t stop his motor until the whistle. I couldn’t think of a better player to take over the reins from offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth when he decides to hang it up and what better player to learn from than Whitworth.