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Ramzee's Rams 2014 Mock Draft

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My interpretation of what I would have done with the St. Louis Rams picks in the 2014 NFL draft. Addressing a lot of the line issues, on both sides, while adding some play makers to the offense.

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Show/Hide Player Comments 1st (2nd) OT Greg Robinson Auburn rSo 6'5" 332 lbs. 4.92
 

Analysis: Watching Robinson down block is a thing of beauty. Robinson adds a very physical dimension to the Rams rushing attack that should boost the team's collective yards per carry quite nicely. While he has some technical flaws due to inexperience, especially in pass pro, he is still way ahead of the curve for a sophomore.

I have all the confidence in the world in coach Boudreau to coach up all of Robinson's natural ability. He can start off at LG while gaining experience to transition to become the LT of the future as a replacement to Jake Long when he goes.

Thanks Washington!

Greg Robinson vs Missouri 2013
Greg Robinson vs Florida St. 2014 (BCS Championship)
Greg Robinson 2013-2014 Highlights

Show/Hide Player Comments 1st (13th) UT Aaron Donald Pittsburgh Sr 6'0 3/4" 285 lbs. 4.68
 

Analysis: Another great pick by the Rams organization. Can't argue with it. Dominate defender at the collegiate level. Gives Rams another piece to an already stacked defensive line. Slightly undersized but has great quickness, anticipation and football moves to pressure the QB or break up running lanes. Extremely disruptive. Lived in the backfield in 2013.

Aaron Donald Interview 10/16/2013
Aaron Donald vs Utah 2011
Aaron Donald vs Florida St. 2013

Show/Hide Player Comments 2nd (41st) WR Allen Robinson Penn St. Jr 6'2 5/8" 220 lbs. 4.47
 

Analysis: I would have preferred to have stayed where the rams were originally at and NOT given up a 5th round pick. I felt the draft was plenty deep and I would have liked to have used that pick on someone like maybe Aaron Murray. If a trade up was necessary, I would have preferred a guy like Bitonio, Van Noy or Lee instead as well.

Having this pick, there was still a lot of good receiving options here. I really feel the Rams offense lacks a true #1 type WR. I really like Robinson, Adams and Matthews. I don't know if they will develop into that but they need someone long term opposite Quick (praying he pans out) allowing Tavon to work the slot. I'd be pretty happy with any of the three here.

Robinson though played in a pro style offense and was highly productive for a Penn St. team in turmoil that needed someone to step up over the last few years. Robinson was that guy, even though others were offered to leave the program without penalty and some ultimately did.

He's able to defeat the press. He can create separation and make plays. Is strong after the catch and can get good YAC. Best of all he has great body control.

Nothing against Joyner, I just prefer slot corners later in the draft because there are plenty usually available in the 4th and 5th rounds that I would be more than happy with.

Allen Robinson vs Eastern Michigan 2013
Allen Robinson Interview 5/6/2014
Allen Robinson Interview (#BTNLive) 11/6/2013

Show/Hide Player Comments 3rd (75th) HB Tre Mason Auburn Jr 5'8 1/2" 207 lbs. 4.50
 

Analysis: I have been telling people through the draft process that I thought Tre Mason was one of the best running backs in this draft, if not the best one. This pick is a steal. He's small but shifty, with a low center of gravity and he can move a pile, as well as make defenders miss in tight spaces. Also possesses the quick acceleration needed to burst through or emerging or closing gaps to crease defenses for chunk yardage.

I really like the Rams draft this year. Which is kinda new to me. At least since the Fisher regime came to town. This is just one pick of many I can't change.

Tre Mason vs Texas A&M 2013
Tre Mason Interview 10/15/2013
Tre Mason Official 2013-14 Highlights

Show/Hide Player Comments 4th (110th) OG Kadeem Edwards Tennessee St. Sr 6'4 1/4" 313 lbs. 5.25
 

Analysis: The Rams missed out on Joel Bitonio a few picks prior to theirs in the 2nd round. He would have been my first choice then. Instead we landed Allen Robinson as a new weapon for the offense. I still feel the Rams interior and long term future of the OL is really suspect and could use more work. There's a few other guys I liked here but ultimately I wanted to address this line. Like I pretty much do every year lol.

Edwards is a big guy and has the measureables the Rams coaches are looking for in their prototypical linemen. Huge wing span with a short, compact and thick trunk. Well built in the lower half. He seeks to bury defenders in the run game and the Rams are built to run, run, run.

He was a starter at LG for four years but he won't beat out Greg Robinson for the starting job here. However, I do anticipate Robinson moving to the LT post in the near future, which should open up the position. Allowing him ample opportunity to develop. Saffold can't be relied on to stay healthy anyways, so he may get the opportunity to get starting experience sooner than expected!

Kadeem Edwards Interview 8/16/2013
Kadeem Edwards Highlights
Kadeem Edwards Interview 7/29/2013

Show/Hide Player Comments 6th (188th) CB E.J. Gaines Missouri Sr 5'9 5/8" 190 lbs. 4.51
 

Analysis: Can't argue with this pick! Many people believed E.J. Gaines was rated much higher, myself included. Landing a potential 3rd round cornerback in the 6th round is too good to pass up. Just from a strict best player available standpoint. The Rams secondary could still use some work though, for sure. Local guy Gaines should provide nice depth for the secondary.

E.J. Gaines Interview 3/18/2014
E.J. Gaines Interview 9/28/2013
E.J. Gaines - Mizzou Inside Access

Show/Hide Player Comments 6th (214th) NT Daniel McCullers Tennessee Sr 6'6 3/4" 352 lbs. 5.30
 

Analysis: I drafted Garrett Gilbert in a Dream Draft or two during the season. I really believe the Rams could (pretty much always) use some youth to battle for the 3rd QB position in Training Camp. I targeted Gilbert because I felt he was a good 7th round/UDFA option that could develop, either as the #3 guy or on the PS. I always value competition at any position but most importantly at QB. I know this 6th pick is basically a 7th round pick but at this point there are some other players I have rated higher.

McCullers is one of them. The other I really like here is Jeff Janis. Due to the depth at the wide receiver position currently on the roster, I felt NT was a better position to use this pick on. I'm a firm believer in building the trenches and relentlessly pursue the best options available for my roster at all times.

McCullers can really use some conditioning and technique work. Especially with his pad level. He's a project. He's also built like a redwood sequoia. Just plain old huge. Long arms. Big hands. He's a massive specimen to work with. He should instantly provide the right kind of size on the inside to help stop the run when rotated into the game in sub packages.

Daniel McCullers vs Georgia 2013
Daniel McCullers vs Alabama 2012
Daniel McCullers vs Georgia 2012

Show/Hide Player Comments 7th (226th) OT Seantrel Henderson Miami (FL) Sr 6'7 1/8" 331 lbs. 5.14
 

Analysis: I haven't seen Van Dyk play much but I have seen henderson play a LOT being a USC fan. Once the heralded #1 OT in the country, he left the West Coast to sign with the U of Miami. He has had a very up and down journey throughout the collegiate ranks as a Hurricane, as you can tell by his draft slot selection here. He still possesses immense size and potential. There was a point in my own evaluations that I felt he could be a 2nd round pick based solely on his on the field play, dating back to a Junior. Still he would find himself in a rotation at RT with fellow standout Ereck Flowers.

Coach Boo and Fisher get the most out of these types of players and normally have no problems taking risks in drafting them. I would normally trust their own judgement, since they DID pass on him in favor of Van Dyk but the talent for me is too good to pass up. Sorry coaches, coach him up!!! lol

Seantrel Henderson pumped for senior season at Miami
Seantrel Henderson Interview 8/5/2013
Seantrel Henderson's First Interview

Show/Hide Player Comments 7th (241st) FS Christian Bryant Ohio St. Sr 5'9 1/8" 198 lbs. 4.54
 

Analysis: Smart player. Team captain. Motivator. Presence in the secondary. Hard hitter. Could be a special teams ace. He suffered a really tragic injury that saw his draft stock tank. Still the Rams see what most people see in him, a talented hard working guy who will bounce back from this point in his life, to succeed and play at a high level for the Rams. Becoming yet another late round successful draft selection.

Christian Bryant Interview 11/18/2013
Christian Bryant Interview 9/2/2013
Christian Bryant Interview 7/25/2013

Show/Hide Player Comments 7th (249th) 43DE Michael Sam Missouri rSr 6'1 5/8" 261 lbs. 4.79
 

Analysis: What can I say about Sam. The Rams liked him enough to draft him. I like him too. It's a great story. It will at the very least infuse the team with some much needed positive media publicity. I really liked my boy Morgan Breslin who went undrafted out of USC. I felt he was the biggest combine snub. That injury though scares me, like it scares everybody else. Sam gets the nod. Let's hope the other local guy is as productive in the pros as he was in college!

Will Michael Sam get drafted?
Michael Sam vs Oklahoma St. 2014 (Cotton Bowl)
Michael Sam vs Vanderbilt 2013

Show/Hide Player Comments 7th (250th) WLB Denicos Allen Michigan St. rSr 5'10 1/4" 225 lbs. 4.74
 

Analysis: I don't know how this kind of production goes undrafted but I really liked watching Denicos Allen play at Michigan St. Even though he is limited in stature, he plays bigger than his size and continually shows up on the tape. The Rams have some serious depth issues at LB. Allen is the anti-Ray Ray Armstrong. Great character, great production. I can see him sticking with the Rams for a while. Maybe even upgrading the WLB position on the starting unit if Dunbar struggles.

Denicos Allen: 1/2/12
Denicos Allen vs Stanford 2014 (Rose Bowl)
Michigan State's Denicos Allen Post Game vs Georgia

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