Rams Mock Draft: Full 7-rounds eclipses others by filling hidden roster holes

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With the 196th overall pick in Round 6, the LA Rams select

Dallin Holker, a tight end out of Colorado State. While the Rams have certainly addressed the need for depth at the tight end position with the signing of free-agent TE Colby Parkinson, the durability concerns of starting TE Tyler Higbee and backup TE Hunter Long continue to haunt the front office, persuading them to take a flying on Holker in this 'just in case,' insurance for the roster.

Holker stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 241 pounds, which is a bit undersized for an NFL tight end who will be held to the standard of blocking first, see the rock second. While he will need to level up his blocking and refine his pass catching, Holke already arrives with eye-popping production for a college tight end. In his one season with the Colorado State Rams, he caught 64 passes for 767 yards and six touchdowns. He also rushed once for one yard and touchdown.

He also was a solid special teamer, getting three tackles on coverage units in 2023.

He may not give the team much in terms of elite blocking, but he can be coached up to improve all aspects of his game. he also offers upside as an understudy for WR Ben Skowronek, a player who lines up anywhere in the offense to optimize production and opportunities.

With the 209th overall pick in Round 6, the LA Rams select

Cornelius Johnson, a wide receiver out of Michigan. The Rams have shown interest in getting a taller wide receiver to add to the team, and 6-foot-3 212-pound wide receiver Cornelius Johnson out of Michigan University. The Rams have a five-step checklist for receivers: Block, catch, run, yards after the catch, and route running. From that standard, Johnson checks all but one box.

Johnson is a wide receiver who loves to level his pads on defenders as a blocker. a trait that immediately endears him to the Rams front office. He leverages his height and lengthy reach by making impressive leaps to catch the football by climbing the ladder. It's that ability to play tall that could make him a niche receiver for the team's red zone packages.

He also excels catching footballs in tight coverage, a trait that plays to Matthew Stafford's strengths.

He may not come with WR Rome Odunze's reputation. But in Round 6, and with the versatility to perform in multiple areas on this roster, he is definitely a selection here.