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Lunatic's Penultimate Mock

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So this Mock is inspired by the guys we have actually shown interest in. I think each of these guys have been on a Top 30, or at least we have had meetings with them. Which seems to be an indicator from Snead for his later round picks (which is all we have anymore). Enjoy!  

 

Round 3

TRADE: Rams send pick #87+#136+2019 5th round pick to Miami for pick #73

  • Talent is going to slide, and as much as we will be focusing on the LB Corps, we will be looking to find atleast one of the top talents to come away with.Les seems to have a good relationship with Miami, and I feel like they will be looking to rack up the draft picks in order to restock the team in preparation for a New Franchise QB. 

R3: #73 Tyrell Crosby OL Oregon

  • Ive got Crosby just outside the Top 50 in this draft, and it wouldnt be surprising that he slides into the 3rd round with some high upside OTs going in front of him (Miller, O'Neill, Brown, Christian, etc.) as Crosby is more of your workman type Lineman. He may never be able to handle the LT spot, and he might not even stick at RT in the NFL, but he will for sure be a productive lineman. His size and power are his biggest strengths, but he has alot more to improve outside of that. But Day one he can atleast be our 6th Lineman (which we sorely need) and possibly even push for one of the spots on the Right side. Next year he shoould be able to slide right in as he continues to improve the technicl side of his game.

Round 4

R4: #111 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo EDGE Oklahoma

  • There is alot to like when you throw on Obo's tape (dont know if I can get behind that Nickname) but when you break it down, there is a chance he is very limited when it comes to the NFL, mostly due to his size. He has figured out how to use it to his advantage at the College Level, but does that translate? What will always translate is his motor off the edge, he is relentless, and knows how to attack the ball. His speed an athleticism will give him a chance to succeed, but his repertoire of rush moves is very limited/basic. He will always have a spot on a defense, but can he make the jump to be a big time contributor...

TRADE: Rams send pick #135+#183 to Miami for #123

  • Moving around is like second nature for Les. I think there will be a few guys we focus on with our top few picks, and we will make sure to go get them. Again, the previous transactions with Miami, and the deal we gave them for Quinn comes in handy. It doesnt take that much to move around in the 4th.

R4: #123 Micah Kiser LB Virgina

  • I had Kiser in my very first Mock of this season. And I was so pumped to see we brought him in for a workout. He is a perfect fit for this defense, and I think he can develop into the every down QB on that side of the ball. A Bull in the middle, he isnt super athletic or fast, but he is instinctual and diagnosis plays very well. He will bring it on every down, and I think he would fit in really well with the large about of Nickle that we play, keeping offenses honest, unlike Ogletree/Barron did last year.

Round 6

R6: #176 Kylie Fitts EDGE Utah

  • Fitts is still a raw ball of potential. Sure when you watch some of his tape its very intriguing, but that is the problem, he doesnt have much tape. He is built to be a Stand Up OLB, but everything he does there is completely raw. You can see how good he could be as a pass rusher, but I dont know if he can anchor against the run, or if he is just a sub package specialist. And as I said before, he has a massive durability concern. Decent grab here as we are trying to set up ourselves with the full transition of the 34D

R6: #194 Dejon Allen OL Hawaii

  • I had been looking into Allen just before itwas reported we were bringing him in. I like a whole lot about his game; his experience inside and outside on the line; his athleticism and mostly his ability to hook onto a defender and control them. But due to how undersized he seems, Im not sure that last one translates to the NFL as well and I would hope. I feel like this is the type of guy we could sculpt into a starting Center, get him to bulk up some, get stronger, all while keeping most of that athleticism. Solid flier here.

R6: #194 Akrum Wadley RB Iowa

  • Honestly, I dont like Wadley all that much. But it seems we are pretty interested in him. Not only have we been in contact with him, but I have seen multiple places mock us too him (some waaaay too early). I am completely fine with grabbing a RB late in the draft, but I dont think whoever our backup is will be seeing many reps this year with Tavon still in the HB mix. Wadley is great as a reeving option, and he can rip off some homerun plays, but most of his runs he is JAG. the only time he is impressive is once he is already in the open field and he can put a move on a LB/DB, but you have to scheme him to get there.

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<3 Kylie Fitts. I don't see how he reaches the 6th though. I'd prefer him over Okoronkwo at this point. Nice job.

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I can dig it. Not sure we move up twice but I like what you’re adding.

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That's a lot to give up for a guy who might not play LT or RT. I don't know, man.

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20 hours ago, NVRamsFan said:

I can dig it. Not sure we move up twice but I like what you’re adding.

The second trade up is not really all that big of a move. I think Snead has the itch, and will keep it going through the draft

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18 hours ago, jrry32 said:

That's a lot to give up for a guy who might not play LT or RT. I don't know, man.

To me its ridiculous to think that Crosby cant be a RT, for me his ultimate value comes if he can make the transition to LT. I think there is a chance, but it would be a few years, and he would be the perfect guy to learn from Whitworth.

From day one he would have an impact as the #6 Lineman, as it is hard to believe we will stay completely healthy this season. 

All that was given up was a Compensatory Pick in the 4th, and a future 5th (which would be in the 150+ range if we are as good as we were last year) doesnt seem like all that much to me.

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34 minutes ago, StLunatic88 said:

The second trade up is not really all that big of a move. I think Snead has the itch, and will keep it going through the draft

Possibly, but I think he and the coaching staff also need/want some depth and new blood on the oline and in the linebacker room. That could just as easily make him stand pat or trade back in the 4th if he can add a 2019 pick for ammo to play in next years draft.

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49 minutes ago, StLunatic88 said:

To me its ridiculous to think that Crosby cant be a RT, for me his ultimate value comes if he can make the transition to LT. I think there is a chance, but it would be a few years, and he would be the perfect guy to learn from Whitworth.

I paraphrased exactly what you said in the mock.

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2 hours ago, NVRamsFan said:

Possibly, but I think he and the coaching staff also need/want some depth and new blood on the oline and in the linebacker room. That could just as easily make him stand pat or trade back in the 4th if he can add a 2019 pick for ammo to play in next years draft.

We are already going to have extra ammo in the 2019 draft (even after already trading our 2nd) with the Compensatory picks we have racked up

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1 hour ago, jrry32 said:

I paraphrased exactly what you said in the mock.

I understand, and I put it there because it has been a criticism of Crosby. Now I am expanding on my thoughts of him.

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