LA Rams post season Mock Draft adds strong TE and OL to roster
With the 211th pick…
Of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams select Micheal Clemons, outside linebacker, Texas A&M. The Rams have struggled to find dependable outside pass rushers, and with the likely defection of Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and Von Miller, the team will be down to Leonard Floyd, Justin Hollins, Terrell Lewis, and Chris Garrett. They will be pleased to add Clemons to the roster, and here’s why:
Clemons is a 6-foot-5 270-pound edge rusher who can toggle between a hand in the dirt (defensive end, also Morgan Fox) or upright (outside linebacker, ala Terrell Lewis). And hailing from the same alma mater as defensive lineman Bobby Brown will give both players an emotional boost next season, and facilitate Clemons orienting to the NFL.
Clemons is a producer. In 32 games, he amassed 93 tackles, 20.5 tackles for a loss, and 12.5 quarterback sacks. Amidst those raw statistics, Clemons demonstrated an ever-increasing proficiency to perform, becoming more and more effective with each successive season.
Clemons is still shaping his muscular frame, but he is long-armed and has a good knack for turning the corner and hooking the quarterback on the way around the wheel. He already has a solid understanding of containing mobile quarterbacks and will rush to a leveraged position outside of the pocket before taking an intelligent angle towards the passer that eliminates escape routes.
Even if the Rams extend Von Miller, Clemons has the stuff to enhance the Rams coverage units, and develop into a blue-chip depth piece on defense. Keep in mind that he is a long and physical player, and could flex into a defensive end if needed to place the best 11 players on the football field.