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Jrry32 Post Free Agency Mock Draft

Discussion in 'MOCK DRAFTS' started by jrry32, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. jrry32 Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2013
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    Well, it seems like our major moves in FA have been made which were to keep Dunbar and Saffold. We might add some depth but I don't expect something major. So after Free Agency, here's what I am thinking:

    Rams trade:
    Pick #2

    Browns trade:
    Pick #4
    Pick #26

    Rams trade:
    3rd round pick
    4th round pick
    6th round pick

    Packers trade:
    2nd round pick

    Analysis: I think the Browns coveting Derek Carr might be smoke at this point. With them cutting Campbell and Weeden lose, I can see them having plans for a QB they want. Just speculation here but I think they may like Teddy Bridgewater who, imo, is also the QB the Jaguars covet. The Browns decide to jump the Jaguars, who take Clowney, and grab Bridgewater after Bortles goes #1.

    NFL Draft
    Round 1 Pick #4 - Sammy Watkins WR Clemson
    With Saffold back in St. Louis, our OL need has decreased and imo, the Rams are planning to add another veteran OG for depth purposes. I love Jake Matthews and would be elated if we take him on draft day but I'm also quite high on Watkins. Watkins offers our offense explosive speed to take the top off the defense, natural hands, and the YAC ability to produce explosive plays. He's a hard worker that plays with a high motor on the field and runs very hard after the catch. Watkins also plucks the ball naturally away from his frame and is an extremely athletic player. Him and Austin's speed on the edge have the potential to make our offense lethal. If Tahj Boyd could throw the deep ball, Watkins records at least 5-10 more TDs over his college career. Bradford will love hitting this man on 9 routes and posts.

    Round 1 Pick #13 - Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh
    Some will say that we have to go safety here but I don't prioritize need over value. Donald is an incredible talent that would add another pass rush dimension to our Defensive Line with the potential to make it the best unit in football. His athleticism, motor, technique and strength made him college football's most dominant and disruptive defender. This kid has the potential to be a game changer in the NFL and a John Randle or Geno Atkins type DT. Put him on a DL with Brockers, Quinn and Long? That's scary.

    Round 1 Pick #26 - Jason Verrett CB TCU
    Verrett is a smooth as silk CB with loose hips, long speed, and natural cover skills. He possesses excellent instincts, isn't afraid to come up and make tackles in run support and has very polished technique at the CB position. Verrett is a pro ready player that can play in the slot and outside in any scheme and would be the #1 CB drafted if not for his height.

    Round 2 Pick #12 - Brandon Thomas OG/OT Clemson
    Thomas played LT, LG, RG and RT in his time at Clemson. He showed the ability to be a quality college starter at all four positions. In the NFL, I think his best fit will be at LG. Thomas is 6'3" 320 with long arms for his height and good athleticism. He's has an explosive first step for an OL and is a very adept puncher in pass protection. Thomas also possesses a strong anchor and a good understanding of angles. He needs to improve his leg drive when power blocking but he has the functional strength to become an excellent drive blocker with proper coaching. Thomas has as high of a ceiling as any OG in this draft(excluding Robinson and Matthews).

    Round 2 Pick #21 - Terrence Brooks FS Florida State
    Brooks is a former CB that moved to FS in 2012. He turned in the fastest 40 time among safeties at the combine at 4.42. He possesses outstanding range, good ball-skills and is a solid tackler in space. He spent much of his time at FSU playing in deep zone coverage and did well at it. Would fit in well with what Williams looks for from his FS with his speed, range, deep zone skills, and man coverage ability.

    Round 5 Pick #13 - Brett Smith QB Wyoming
    The Rams get there backup developmental QB in Smith. Smith measured in at 6'2" 207 with 10 inch hands at his Pro Day and ran a 4.51 40. He possesses good escapability, outstanding athleticism, solid pocket presence and flashes ball placement. Smith only has an average arm and is a bit too aggressive with it but he has the tools and shows the competitiveness to possibly develop into a starting caliber QB with the right coaching. If not, he should at least be a solid backup.

    Round 6 Pick Comp - Andre Hal CB Vanderbilt
    Rams add Hal to give them additional depth in the secondary and as a CB to develop behind Jenkins, Johnson, Verrett, and McGee. Hall is a bit undersized at 5'10" 190 but played well in the SEC, ran well at the combine and has the physical talent to be a NFL contributor on defense and special teams

    Round 6 Pick Comp - George Atkinson III HB Notre Dame
    The Rams add a HB here to improve the depth behind Stacy. Atkinson possesses game-breaking speed, can contribute as a KR and has 6'1" 220 pound size. Sadly, Atkinson doesn't play up to his size. He doesn't run with power or behind his pads. Still, he can take the ball the distance when he gets a seam. Worth taking a shot on an athletic HB like Atkinson here.

    Round 7 Pick #11 - Trey Millard FB Oklahoma
    Millard is a hyper athletic FB from Oklahoma. He can lead block, catch the ball out of the back-field and run with it effectively. He appeared to be well on his way to being a 4th round pick due to his freakish athleticism for a 6'2" 255 pound FB but he tore his ACL during the 2013 season. Still, he has a lot of potential as a weapon and lead blocker in the NFL.

    Round 7 Pick Comp - Kenarious Gates OT/OG Georgia
    Gates played LT at UGA but fits better in the pros at OG. He would give us additional depth on the OL and a developmental OG for Boudreau to work with. Might show the ability to play RT and push Barksdale. Who knows.

    Round 7 Pick Comp - Denicos Allen OLB Michigan State
    Allen was a major playmaker at Michigan State and arguably their best defensive player over the past three years. That all said, he's too small to be an every down LB in the NFL. Still, Allen has the attitude and athleticism to be a special teams star. Guy flies around like a missile. Overachiever.

    Projected Starters
    QB: Sam Bradford
    HB: Zac Stacy
    FB: Trey Millard
    XWR: Sammy Watkins
    ZWR: Tavon Austin
    SLWR: Stedman Bailey
    TE: Jared Cook
    LT: Jake Long
    LG: Brandon Thomas
    C: Scott Wells
    RG: Rodger Saffold
    RT: Joe Barksdale

    LDE: Chris Long
    LDT: Kendall Langford
    RDT: Michael Brockers
    RDE: Robert Quinn
    WLB: Alec Ogletree
    MLB: James Laurinaitis
    SLB: Jo-Lonn Dunbar
    RCB: Janoris Jenkins
    LCB: Trumaine Johnson
    SLCB: Jason Verrett
    FS: Terrence Brooks
    SS: T.J. McDonald

    K: Greg Zuerlein
    P: Johnny Hekker

    What do you guys think?
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