What's going on, this is going my last mock draft. I wanted to change this last one up a little bit. I decided to make one big splash trade, which seems just like something that our FO would do. With these selections, I truly feel that the LA Rams will be able to feel all their gapping holes. They will feel add some much needed explosion and talent in some areas, and some solid depth in others. With the aggressive off season and a strong draft, the LA Rams should seriousy push for a Super Bowl run.
1. ) LA Rams trade Round 3 #23, Round 4 #35 and Round 6 #21
Buffalo Bills trade Round 3 #1
The Rams have been very aggressive all offseason while making smart moves. The Rams decide to make a jump up to the front of the third round in order to grab an extremely talented prospect. This type of talent is only here because of some character issue. This could tge steal of the draft because this prospect has shown Top 20 talent.
2.) LA Rams trade Round 4 #36
Cleveland Browns trade Round 5 #13 and Round 6 #31
After all the trades that the Rams have done, they decide to recoup some draft picks. The Rams utilize their 2nd pick in the 4th round to move back into the mid 5th round to pick up an additional 6th rounder. LA started off the draft with 8 and now finish with 7 picks on the night, even after all the trades. This is so important because we need to continue to build our depth on the roster.
2018 NFL Draft-
Round 3 Pick #1 Arden Key-OLB, LSU
The surprise of the draft, as Arden drops into the third, the Rams and Wade Phillips are ecstatic to get Key here. Key has had high first-round talent and he could be a devastating pass-rusher in the NFL. But falls to day two of the Draft because of his off-the-field issues that are too dangerous to gamble a first-round pick on him. Key was considered to be among the elite talents of this draft class. Even though Arden has had off-the-field concerns, Key has shown that he has a love and passion for the game. Wade and company will come in and guild, teach and allow this explosive talent to be releash the pain on the opposing offenses. Arden will replace the void that Robert Quin left as our Edge rushing specialist. Adding a talented Key to run free behind the Rams defensive line is going to be scary.
Round 4 Pick #11. Shaquem Griffin-OLB, UCF
This is another player that the Rams run up and grab in this years draft. If it wasn't for Griffin not missing a hand, this kid woiuld be a 1st rounder this year. Shaquem is going to be a star in our defense, especially behind our defensive line. He is a explosive tackling machine. Wade Phillips is doing the electric slide right now as we are building a monster on defense. I love his heart, vision and passion for the game. Shaquem has tooken what would be a possible life impacting situation and he has just continued to prove all the nah sayers wrong.
Round 5 Pick #13 Jack Cichy-ILB, Wisconsin
Yes the Rams aren't done building a monster on defense, with another rush specialist to our defense. Cichy was an absolute beast for the Badgers when he was healthy.This interior rusher is fast and explosive with a dangerous first step and a relentless motor. He can even come in as a pass rushing specialist and then take over as a starter when ready. He has some acceleration in rhe middle that make him a problem for the opponents. Jack is going to be one of gems of this draft, he has starter abilities and is a strong tackler who is only available in the 5th because of back to back seasons missed seasons with injuries.
Round 6 Pick #2 Desmond Harrison-OT, West Georgia
Desmond is an technician with excellent quick feet. who didn't give up a single sack last season.He just dominated the competition, now he needs to come in and learn from Whitworth, and continue to build his strength up. With the coaches that we have on offensive line, they should be able to help him improve and grow into our future left tackle. The Rams get a dag good player here in round four, they are building well through the trenches. Because of Harrisons versatility, he will be our swing tackle along with rotational guard if needed.
Round 6 Pick #9 Colby Gossett-OG/OC, Appalachian State
The Rams make strengthen thw interior line depth on offense a priority with this pick also the 6th round. Colby has all the intangibles to be a really good player and leader in the middle in the NFL. He has vision, strength and quickness off the ball, good hands and technique. Gossett will give McVays offense some much needed depth and versatility. Colby will come in and learn from Saffold and Sullivan, and be one of their replacements when needed for this season and beyond.
Round 6 Pick #20 Dane Cruikshank-DB, Arizona
Dane will come in and fill the gapping hole that Cody Davis left in our safety rotation and special teams spot. Dane is extremely fast and versatile option for us, he will add some great talent and depth to our back end of the defense. He has good vision and instincts, good tackler and play making ability. Into his senior year he progressed he got better and better, even showing out at the East-West Shrine game, and at the Nfl Combine.
Round 6 Pick #31 Bo Scarborough-RB, Alabama
The Rams finish off the draft with some more explosive depth for the offense. Bo is a big and powerful back that has speed, acceleration and a great stiff arm. Scarborough will be good relief for Gurley, as he has been use to a rotation already. As Bo slit time with Damien Harris and Najee Harris on that very talented Alabama offense. Bo has a lot of talent, he could end up being a better pro than as a college player.
QB: Jared Goff
HB: Todd Gurley
XWR: Brandin Cooks / Josh Reynolds
ZWR: Robert Woods
SLWR: Cooper Kupp / Tavon Austin
TE: Gerald Everett
LT: Andrew Whitworth
LG: Rodger Saffold
C: John Sullivan / Colby Gossett
RG: Jamon Brown
RT: Rob Havenstein / Desmond Harrison
SDE: Michael Brockers
NT: Ndamukong Suh
DT: Aaron Donald
WOLB: Arden Key / Matt Longacre
WILB: Mark Barron
SILB: Cory Littleton / Jack Cichy
SOLB: Samson Ebukam / Shaquem Griffin
LCB: Marcus Peters
RCB: Aqib Talib
SLCB: Nickell Robey-Coleman
FS: LaMarcus Joyner
SS: John Johnson III
K: Greg Zuerlein
P: Johnny Hekker
LS: Jake McQuaide