LA Rams post season Mock Draft adds strong TE and OL to roster

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LA Rams Draft Jalen Wydermyer
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With the 101st pick…

Jaylen Wydermyer. 101. player. 873. . Tight End. Aggies

Of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams select Jalen Wydermyer, tight end, Texas A&M. Though he has a year of NCAA eligibility, Wydermyer has declared for the 2022 NFL Draft, and for good reason. He is a huge target in the passing game at 6-foot-5 height and 255-pound weight, and he offers all the versatility that can make Rams head coach Seam McVay salivate over the likelihood of landing him.

This is a very versatile and able-bodied tight end. He is big enough to be a noticeable target downfield. College football does not feature many receptions from the tight end, and yet Wydermyer was very productive and improved each season for the Aggies. In just three seasons, all of 34 games, he caught 118 passes for 1,468 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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Big bodied swiss army knife

While he is a rather big-bodied receiver, he is a gifted one. His route-running is clean, crisp, and precise, one of the important characteristics that the LA Rams value in anyone who goes out for a pass. Additionally, he has a strong set of hands that seldom lets a pass slip through or fall helplessly to the ground. If it’s in his catch radius, it’s as good as caught.

But the part that is most attractive about him is the fact that he can block, and is quite happy to do so. He engages players who are larger and stronger than him and will not let up until the whistle blows the play dead. While he has proven again and again that he is happy to block, he will need to be coached in that area to be more effective.

He would also benefit from working out in order to improve his overall strength and body mass. He is a powerful runner with the ball in his hands, but at 6-foot-5 he will need to ensure that he remains durable in the punishing physicality of the NFL. It was clear that the LA Rams missed a capable second tight end when Johnny Mundt was injured.  We also know that the Rams will burn their first draft pick on an offensive skilled player. Choosing TE Jalen Wydermyer makes too much sense here.