LA Rams mock 2022 NFL Draft, grabbing OL and Edge value

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LA Rams Draft Ben Brown
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Round 6: Pick 213

With the 213th pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams select Ben Brown, an interior offensive lineman, from the University of Mississippi. If you wanted to get some competition at either offensive guard or offensive center, then Ole Miss’ Ben Brown is the right prospect at the right spot on the draft board.

Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing in at a stout 315-pounds, Brown is a bigger-bodied interior offensive lineman who can play all five positions on the offensive line at the NFL level, ensuring that the team that selects him will have an ideal swing tackle at the very least. With the LA Rams at risk of losing veteran offensive lineman Joseph Noteboom to what may be a very active NFL Free Agent market, Brown is ideally suited to step right in and fill that backup role in his first season with the Rams

A solid Corbett/Noteboom replacement

While he has made 24 starts at right guard and 10 starts at center, Brown played at either offensive tackle position in high school, and his long arms and experience give the Rams the option to either start him at right guard or give him a sampling at all NFL offensive line roles in his first year.

Brown is a bigger-bodied offensive lineman, but it is simply muscle mass. He has been growing and developing the power needed to play a very physically demanding position, and he has found a good playing weight. He is also a headsy lineman who quickly grasps defensive tactics like blitzes or stunts and makes good decisions as to his blocking priorities.

Much like Kirkland, Brown’s legacy has NFL offensive lineman genetics, and he has a complete grasp of the nature of the role and embraces it readily. Like AJ Jackson from the Iowa Hawkeyes, Brown has a robust body of collegiate work that places him into a plug-n-play for the Rams offensive line.