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

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LA Rams Draft Erik Ezukanma
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With the 213th pick…

874. . Wide Receiver. Red Raiders . Erik Ezukanma. 213. player

Of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams select Erik Ezukanma, wide receiver, out of Texas Tech. Okay, let’s just embrace the fact that the LA Rams will continue to stack up a never-ending stream of wide receiver talent, necessary or not, to this team’s roster. The team will be welcoming back Robert Woods, Jacob Harris, and Tutu Atwell from injured reserve next season. And if the Rams are so minded, they even have an option of extending veteran wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

But that is not the way it goes for the LA Rams. And for the fourth time in the 2022 NFL Draft, the team will scoop up a rookie out of the state of Texas.   In this case, it’s for good reason. After all, Ezukanma stands a robust 6-foot-3 and weighs in at a sturdy 220-pounds. After the team’s injury experience at the position in 2021, they will be looking for bigger stronger weapons for the 2022 NFL season, and Erik Ezukanma is a perfect option.

Ezukanma played four seasons for the Red Raiders. His freshman year was no more than a cameo appearance. However, he played 32 games in his next three seasons, and by the end of his collegiate career, he had 138 receptions, 2165 yards, and 15 touchdowns to his credit.

Another bonus is the fact that he was used in the running attack as well in his senior year, rushing ten times for 138 yards and two touchdowns. He is a natural attraction for the LA Rams, as Ezukanma puts up impressive yards after the catch (YAC), a trademark of the Rams receiving corps.

The drawback to Erik Ezukanma is his route running, which is a staple for the Rams receivers. However, he is a strong-handed, physically gifted receiver who emulates the skillset of WR Ben Skowronek.  While Skowronek has been used sparingly, he has continued to draw unsolicited praise from head coach Sean McVay. I suspect that appreciation for Skowronek can put the Rams’ on the hunt for Erik Ezukanma in the 2022 NFL Draft.