LA Rams draft Nagy’s choices Creed and Cooper in latest mock
By Jay Blucher
Notable UDFA priority signings (5)
The disparity among multiple draft profiles is so dramatic right now, that there are multiple players who project as a day-two prospect on one site, and yet are among the priority free agents on another site. Some do not even register at all. So with that in mind, here are some priority free agent signings who may hear their names called in the 2021 NFL Draft as early as round two:
California outside linebacker Kuong Deng is a 6-foot-6 250-pound stretcho off the edge who could morph into a very versatile defender among the linebackers. (see Stretch Armstrong video in a previous slide)
Ohio State linebacker Tuf Borland is another Buckeye who loves that pinball banging that goes on at the defensive line of scrimmage. He is a 6-foot-0 229-pound Tazmanian Devil in the heart of the defense. The Rams will definitely need inside linebackers for 2022, so grab another one here.
UCF cornerback Tay Gowan has already been noted meeting with the LA Rams, among many other NFL teams. He is that 6-foot-2 185-pound super-secondary player that seems to be a trademark of new defensive coordinator Raheem Morris.
Penn State offensive tackle Will Fries is a 6-foot-6 312-pound behemoth with an NCAA career of competing against some of the best defenders in the NCAA week in and week out. He may not a plug-n-play in 2021, but in 2022 he could be ready to play a significant role for the LA Rams offensive line.
Oregon State CB Nahshon Wright is a 6-foot-4 188-pounds cornerback who also fits that super-secondary version of a big defensive back who can slide to safety, outside cornerback, or even to the slot. He’s a towering defender, which in itself is bound to cause headaches for quarterbacks.
In the end, it’s about improving the talent on the team, from wherever it may come. In this mock, the Rams land top talent throughout the draft, and continue that pursuit well after the draft ends. That is why, after all, the Rams remain successful despite no first-round picks.