Rams Mock Draft: Les Sneads loads up roster with play-makers

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With the 213th pick

. . . the LA Rams select Zion Tupuola-Fetui, edge rusher, out of Washington.

The defense needs depth at the pass rusher position, and Zion Tupuola-Fetui (ZTF) gives them much needed dept at the position. He has been compared to OLB Ochaun Mathis, and once mentioned, it's almost impossible not to see the similarities. ZTF has a passionate, energetic style of play that is fun to watch. Despite being one of the most energetic players on the football field, he remains as fresh into late in the fourth quarter as he plays early if the first quarter. He buries the needle on stamina.

He stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 244 pounds, an ideal size for an NFL outside linebacker

While he has plenty of proper pieces, ZTF needs to be coached to get everything aligned. He needs a few more pass rush moves in his bag of tricks to truly put on a magic show on the edge. And he needs to be a bit more disciplined when setting the edge before pinning his ears back to rush the quarterback.

He is extremely motivated, which can be a difference maker. But he will need to have a great training camp to earn playing time in 2024.

With the 217th pick

. . . the LA Rams select Isaiah Davis, running back, out of South Dakota State.

Isaiah Davis is a solid 6-foot-0 218-pound running back who had a solid four-season career with the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Over his career, he carried the football 676 times for 4,548 times and 50 touchdowns, He averaged over 6.7 yards per rushing attempt. He also caught 53 passes for 487 yards and one touchdown,.

He even has history of returning kickoffs and punts on special teams.

He may be a late selection, but don't let that fool you. Isaiah Davis runs with enough power to break tackles, even at the NFL level, but offers enough versatility to be used between the tackles, to threaten the perimeter of the defense on the outside, as a receiver, to block on pass plays, and even on special teams.

This offense needs to be far more effective in the red zone, and Isaiah Davis can deliver when this team gets near to the goal line. He can take a direct snap in a wildcat formation, show patience waiting for his blockers to take hold, but kick into high gear as soon as he sees daylight.

Davis is a very hungry runner. That is, he pushes hard to get all of the possible yards on each running play. He may not be as formidable as other options, but he is big, strong, and passionate about football.