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

2024 NFL Draft
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Round 6: With the 213th pick

The LA Rams select RB Dillon Johnson, Washington. The team may have extended RB Ronnie Rivers, but Rivers is so closely identical to feature RB Kyren Williams, he is simply an inexpensive understudy. And the Rams still have second-year running back Zach Evans, a player who never seemed to get much work in 2023 despite the opportunity to do so.

The team goes a bit bigger at the position in this draft by adding 6-foot-0, 217-pound running back Dillon Johnson in Round 6. Johnson is a tough, physical runner who thrives with a heavy workload. is durable, and loves to lower his pads and blow through tackles. He is a north-south runner, and adds great value as a receiver out of the backfield as well. Much like veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford, the training staff will need to force Johnson to the sidelines after injury. This young man loves to compete.

He is perfectly suited to be the team's short-yardage red-zone runner in 2024. If he does well, that role can expand in 2025.

Round 6: With the 217th pick

The LA Rams select S Sione Vaki, Utah. You have no doubt read about Utah safety Cole Bishop, but this is the other guy. Standing 5-foot-11 and weighing 210 pounds, Vaki makes a solid addition to any secondary. He is willing to do whatever is asked of him, and is a great special teamer on coverage units.

Much like outgoing Rams safety Jordan Fuller, Vaki has a 'too slow to be good,' reputation that is unlikely to hold water as far as the Rams are concerned. He is good at anticipating where the quarterback wants to go with the football, reading the QB's eyes and diagnosing the routes. He has some coverage chops too, as he is football-quick and can turn quickly.

Vaki may not win a starting role instantly, but he is excellent depth and will make a roster spot from his ability to play on special teams.

Round 7: With the 254th pick

The LA Rams select K Cam Little, Arkansas. There is no secret that this team needs to address the kicker position, even with the return of Tanner Brown on a Reserve/Future contract. He made 53 of 64 field goals, and 2023 was his best ever with an 83.3 percent success. His longest kick of the 2023 season was 56 yards against Ole Miss. He kicked 33 of 33 extra point attempts and made four field goals of at least 50 yards.

We had scouted Cam Little after his 2024 NFL Scouting Combine performance, and believe that he makes sense to be selected in Round 7.