Latest LA Rams Mock Draft plays the numbers game to address vital needs

2024 NFL Draft
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Round 6: With the 195th pick

The LA Rams select ILB Curtis Jacobs, Penn State. The team needs a new face to pair up with veteran ILB Ernest Jones, and Curtis Jacobs is ideally suited to settle in at the heart of this defense. There is a reason that Penn State is known as Linebacker University, and Jacobs is a throwback to the glory days of the Nittany Lions linebackers. Standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 241-pounds, this hard-hitting thumper does everything well enough for the position to become an NFL starter.

He has great instincts, a nose for the football, even in heavy traffic, and loves to tackle. Even as the NFL has become a sport of track stars, Jacobs is an old-school football player whose best performances are in pads on a football field. He loves the game, and the game loves him.

And Rams fans will love that.

Round 6: With the 209th pick

The LA Rams select TE Dallin Holker, Colorado State. With the exodus of TE Brycen Hopkins, the Rams pick up a huge target pass-catching tight end who will become the player that the team envisioned Hopkins to be. Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 241-pounds, Holker is a combination of Hopkins pass catching with WR Ben Skowronek's physicality, versatility, and blocking ability.

Utimately, the team finds a suitable replacement for two 53-man rostered players in Round 6. That is a huge win for the team then and there. But we're just getting started.

Holker has jaw-dropping route-running skills for a tight end, and brings something that this team loves to see in receivers, the ability to pile up plenty of yards after the catch. More than that, Holker has an incredible knack for clutch catches, whether that means moving the chains or putting up six points on the scoreboard in the red zone. He could restore the team's use of 12-personnel packages, as he is a solid slot receiver as well.