LA Rams land secondary starters in this 3-round Post Combine Mock Draft

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With the 20th overall pick of the 2024 NFL Draft

With the 20th overall pick, the LA Rams select Defensive back, Quinyon Mitchell, out of Toledo. The Rams fans and the Rams front office align perfectly with this selection, as the team takes a major step forward in the effort to reestablish the team's secondary as one of the best in the NFL. Toledo cornerback Quinyon Mitchell is a huge step in the right direction.

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Standing 6-foot-0 and weighing 195 pounds, he is certainly big enough for a defensive back to hold his own against even the most physical NFL receivers. And yes, his 4.33-second 40 time will come in quite handy as he will need to close on his receivers with the football in the air. He has remarkable awareness in zone coverages, allowing him to jump routes and make a play on the football. If the Rams secondary can disguise coverages, Mitchell could rack up plenty of interceptions.

Rams fans love the guy, and why not? Just check out how he motivated himself to perform so well at the Senior Bowl, and you will love him all the more.

But picking off passes is just the appetizer for this young man. His speed makes him an ideal cover player on special teams, and he could turn punter Ethan Evans into a Top-3 NFL punter by neutralizing returns. He is a legitimate tackler, keeping his eyes trained on the ball carrier and wrapping up the legs for a solid tackle. He is adept at both zone and man/press pass coverages, making him an ideal addition to a secondary that needs that one 'show stopper' to be elite. Mitchell brings that, and more.

With the 52nd overall pick of the 2024 NFL Draft

The LA Rams select Edge rusher, Bralen Trice, out of Washington. We haven't talked much about Bralen Trice, yet, because he is better suited for a 4-3 defensive end. But the Rams have the option of standing him up as an outside linebacker or allowing him to put his hand in the dirt and play as the defensive end in the odd-front 3-4 defense.

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Trice is a 6-foot-4, 245-pound edge rusher who will immediately help the pass rush of this defense. He is a no-quit type of player whose ferocity and constant energy will give teammates a boost. He never gives up on a play until the whistle sounds, and his relentless at hunting quarterbacks allows him to record a sack if the initial target is well covered.

Trice needs to improve at run defense, not uncommon for college players who could specialize in their roles in NCAA football. He was a team captain, and one of the most likeable guys in this draft class. Some will drop him down due to his Combine speed (4.72-seconds at the 40), but he plays much faster than he runs. The Rams bolster their pass rush. Now, onto Round 3.