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duckhunter's Rams 2012 Mock Draft

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Solid value. No reaches or minimal character concerns.

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Show/Hide Player Comments 1st (14th) NT Michael Brockers LSU rSo 6'6 1/4" 322 lbs. 5.36

Analysis: The first trade down with Skins will brighten the Rams future if they don't waste the picks. The 2nd trade down is fine only because Brockers has as much upside as anyone. He can stonewall the run. He gets off the snap quick and uses his long arms to control blockers.

Show/Hide Player Comments 2nd (33rd) OT Cordy Glenn Georgia Sr 6'5 3/4" 345 lbs. 5.15

Analysis: The Rams OLine has been atrocious the last seven or eight years although management has spent a ton of money and high draft selections. In fact, it has been the highest paid line in the pros. The choices were bad and the coaching worse. Cordy Glenn can start at the big hole at LG and manhandle defenders inside. If needed, he can slide outside in a pinch.

Show/Hide Player Comments 2nd (39th) OT Jonathan Martin Stanford rJr 6'5 1/8" 312 lbs. 5.29

Analysis: The Ram's had a revolving door at both tackles spots and the line gave up over 50 sacks. Martin can start at LT or RT and should be given an opportunity to compete against both Saffold and Smith. The odd man out is the swing tackle for both positions this year. Smith had his $60M+ contract revised this year, has been is injury prone and it's unlikely he is retained next year. Saffold will be a restrictive free agent next year so the Ram's need to solidify the line soonest.

Show/Hide Player Comments 2nd (50th) WR Rueben Randle LSU Jr 6'2 3/4" 210 lbs. 4.55

Analysis: Randle is a good size athlete with decent separation skills. 17+ ypc. He has played against top competition, has sneaky deep speed and route running. He can contribute early.

Show/Hide Player Comments 3rd (65th) CB Trumaine Johnson Montana Sr 6'2" 204 lbs. 4.61

Analysis: Johnson is big, physical and quick. He reroutes and controls WRs easily but may eventually have to play FS. Irregardless, he is solid DB who will need a little time to adjust.

Trumaine Johnson vs Northern Iowa 2011

Show/Hide Player Comments 4th (96th) HB Lamar Miller Miami (FL) rSo 5'10 7/8" 212 lbs. 4.40

Analysis: Miller is a steal at this spot and as talented as any RB selected to this point except Richardson. He is quick/fast, has good size and can be an every down back. He dropped mainly due to his shoulder problems.

Lamar Miller Interview 4/16/2011
Lamar Miller Highlights 2011
Lamar Miller Interview 9/17/2011

Show/Hide Player Comments 5th (150th) HB Vick Ballard Mississippi St. Sr 5'10 1/8" 219 lbs. 4.65

Analysis: Ballard is another every down back that can carry 25 times a game without concern. Good runner between the tackles, good instincts, patient and tough. Decent hands also.

Show/Hide Player Comments 6th (171st) K Greg Zuerlein Missouri Western St. rSr 6'0" 189 lbs. 4.86

Analysis: Well, I'll go along with their choice rather than llok for alternatives.

Show/Hide Player Comments 7th (209th) WLB Travis Lewis Oklahoma rSr 6'1 1/8" 246 lbs. 4.88

Analysis: Four years of 100+ tackles at OU against top competition. Can play inside or outside. Covers well and plays the run strong. Foot injury has cost him timed speed which has not come back yet. If he came out last year would have been either a first or second round pick. was conwsidered one of the top talents in the country priot to the foot. injury.

Show/Hide Player Comments 7th (252nd) NT Nicolas Jean-Baptiste Baylor rSr 6'1 1/2" 335 lbs. 5.06

Analysis: Started with Brockers and finish with a stump that is hard to root out. Ram's have great competition at 3T but need another NT to assist with run defense. He would of made the team.

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Posted on: Thursday, May 03, 2012 @ 10:51 am
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Very nice, and we have Brockers, Cordy, Trumaine, Lamar Miller, and the Kicker in common. Plus I ALMOST went Lewis in the 7th. You put a little extra emphasis on the lines early, I grabbed a playmaking WR. Can't fault either approach since my philosophy is "trenches first!"

Good job!

Posted on: Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 3:52 pm
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I think a lot of guys would agree with this kind of draft. With emphasis on the trenches being the main priority, it's hard to go wrong, unless you just picked the wrong guys. I was a fan of Glenn in the 2nd, not really the 1st. Martin not so much but if both guys panned out, the Rams line would look solidified.

Brockers, Glenn, Martin and Jean-Baptiste average out to 328 lbs between them all. The Rams would have gotten much harder to move off of the lines as well. That's for sure.

As for the rest. Pretty balanced draft. You got the home run threat in Miller. Ballard offers stability. Lewis could be very good on the right squad.

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