NFL mock draft 2025: A way too early red-carpet reload of Rams roster

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With the Round 3 pick

  • Drew Shelton, OT, Penn State

The Penn State Nittany Lions lost stellar left tackle Olu Fashanu in 2022, they turned to redshirt freshman Drew Shelton to step up. He did that and then some. But he did so well as a fill-in starter at left tackle that he was promoted to play at the right tackle spot the following season. And coming straight from the player himself, that was not a seamless transition:

But Drew Shelton is a fan of hard work. Standing 6-foot-5, and tipping the scales at 306 pounds, Shelton is very much the part of a future NFL offensive tackle. And now, having had the experience of starting at left tackle and getting plenty of work at right tackle for a major NCAA college football program, he brings the versatility that is prized in the NFL by GMs.

But with Fashanu hearing his name called out by the New York Jets with the 11th overall pick of the 2024 NFL Draft, this is Drew Coleman's time to shine. And he has already seized those moments for the Nittany Lions in the past, as shared by PSU OL COach Trautwein to DK Sports Cory Giger:

"“It is remarkable for a kid who’s only been here for five or six months to be able to play as a true freshman. To do that at offensive tackle in the Big Ten? It’s pretty crazy. It’s pretty awesome. ... He’s done a hell of a job.”"

PSU OL Coach Phil Trautwein

While Drew Shelton has yet to start a full season for Penn State, he has already flashed NFL ability. And by all accounts, his development will accelerate now that he is the presumed starting left tackle for Penn State in 2024. He is a grinder, a huge offensive tackle who hates the camera and love the football field. I love what he brings to the offensive line.

With the Round 3 (compensatory pick)

That will be a bonus for those of you who stick around closer to the 2025 NFL Draft. After all, we cannot show all of our cards, can we?