LA Rams 2023 Mock Draft featuring 3 blue chip OL prospects

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LA Rams Draft Bralen Trice
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Round 3: Pick 69

When the LA Rams choose an EDGE rusher named Bralen Trice out of the University of Washington, the Rams are choosing a 6-foot-4, 269 pounds powerhouse who is a bit raw, but whose ceiling is among the highest from a very deep and talented draft class. But the LA Rams do not get just an EDGE rusher, but also an emergency punter, a role he played throughout his high school career.

That’s right.  A powerhouse off the edge who can put the football in a pinch? Well now, let’s dive a bit deeper into this guy. For starters, how is this guy’s pass rush win rate? You’d better sit down for this one.

He has only played for the Huskie for two seasons. But his most recent season was solid. He recorded 33 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, and 8.0 quarterback sacks. He pushes hard on each play, an energetic edge guy who holds a remarkable balance, with outstanding play against the run, the instinctive ability to set the edge and force the ball carrier back to the middle of the defense, and the ability to get small and turn the corner to get after the quarterback.

While raw, he has no quit. He has tremendous special teams experience, covering both punts and kickoffs, as well as blocking field goals and return units. And he has all of the uncoachable attributes that linebacker coaches love in outside linebackers. He has good length, a solid and powerful physique, a mindset to play hard on each play through to the whistle, and a thirst to get to the quarterback as though he has just arrived from desert maneuvers.

Blindside blocker? Check. Edge rusher? Check. Onto the next positional need: