KRM: Rams Take Greg Robinson.


Second installment of the Kanick Reader Mock is offered up by friend of site, ex-of The Reboot, Dave Kolonich.

The early consensus is the Rams will trade the second overall draft pick – presumably to a QB-needy team or one who really thinks Jadeveon Clowney is the second coming of … Jadeveon Clowney.

In an ideal mock draft football universe, such a thing occurs and the Rams’ eternal rebuild continues.  However in the real NFL, the absence of Mike Lombardi precludes the Browns from giving up an RG3 bonanza of picks to reeeeach for Johnny Football (aka Charlie Frye 2.0).


Charlie Frye comparisons bode ill for JFF.

Given that:

  • the Jaguars can have their choice of QB’s at #3;
  • the Browns are the Browns at #4,
  • Oakland has secured mediocrity with Matt Schaub;
  • the Texans have grabbed Bortles, and;
  • there truly is no QB in the entire draft worth giving up picks for —

it looks like the Rams are stuck at 2.1

If so, the money bet for the Rams’ pick is on Auburn’s Greg Robinson – a freak athlete (at least for an Offensive Tackle).  Robinson’s BCS and Combine exposure likely cements him as the first O-Lineman taken and if the Rams are paying Rodger Saffold huge waaay too much free agent money (sorry, Kanick), then both the need and pick are obvious.

While more impactful players could be available (Watkins, Mack, Ebron), the Rams are still clinging to the idea that Sam Bradford and a group of too young offensive skill players can finally break through (meaning 9-7 in the NFC West).

On the other side, Mack or Barr don’t exactly fit Jeff Fisher’s defense and a really obvious need at safety can be filled later in the draft.

Thank you Mr. Kolonich.  No offense taken on the Saffold dig.  I expect to be quietly smiling with vindication when the Rams fix their *cough* receiving corps *cough* once and for all in this draft.

Now on the clock:  ClevTA for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Pick #TeamSelection
(linked to KRM post)
1TexansBlake Bortlesjpftribe
2RamsGreg RobinsonDave Kolonich
3JaguarsSammy WatkinsClevTA
4BrownsJadeveon ClowneyZarathustra
5RaidersKhalil MackPete Franklin
6FalconsJake MatthewsOXR
7BucsJohnny ManzielPeterM
8VikingsTeddy Bridgewatertrashycamaro
9BillsTaylor Lewanclay
10LionsHa’Sean Clinton-Dixbluedog93
11TitansAnthony Barrkanick
12GiantsEric EbronRod of Disaster
13RamsMike EvansMatt Borcas
14BearsAaron DonaldJRich
15SteelersDarqueze Dennard tmoore94
16CowboysLouis NixGrandRapidsRustlers
17RavensJustin GilbertMGBode
18JetsBrandin CooksZarathustra
19DolphinsZack Martintrashycamaro
20CardinalsCalvin PryorJRich
21PackersJace AmaroClevTA
22EaglesMarqise LeeGrandRapidsRustlers
23ChiefsRa'Shede Hagemanclay
24BengalsBradley RobyOXR
25ChargersKyle Fullertexinottawa
26BrownsDerek CarrChuckKoz
27SaintsOdell Beckham tmoore94
28PanthersXavier Su'a-Filojpftribe
29PatriotsTimmy Jerniganbluedog93
30NinersJason VerrettRod of Disaster
31BroncosCJ MosleyPete Franklin
32SeahawksCameron FlemingDave Kolonich
33 (2nd rd)TexansTroy NiklasMatt Borcas
34RedskinsStephon Tuittkanick
35BrownsRyan ShazierMGBode


  1. Unless Thomas Dimitroff realizes he has the job security of Jeff Ireland and figures Clowney=Super Bowl. [back]
  • mgbode

    Another good breakdown. Kanick, you did a great job getting people for this mock.

    The only quibble I have with the above is on Mack. He is a fit for ANY defense. But, I agree that Robinson would be the pick if they don’t trade down.

    • There’s really some wise heads who participate here and I didn’t even snag a couple (Bupa/Acto) and plain missed on at least one (sorry NFB). TA’s piece for the Jags tomorrow is good and I’m glad Zara has the Browns’ pick… better him than me.

      • mgbode

        we’ll get to beat you up on your Brown’s pick when you make them per usual 🙂

      • bupalos

        Sorry, the new home of Wifey’s studio, Garrettsville, was busy burning down as we were trying to move her in. But I’ll be sure to watch this feature and criticize everyone’s picks!

        This is an impossible draft to truly mock (not that any are very mockable) with these QB’s that everyone wants to be frank-sized but also everyone agrees are not frank-sized. Bortles is pretty much Tannehill, who went, what, 8? My own belief is that the NFL’s version of moneyball and metrics is creeping in here and you might see 5 “safe” high-value picks go off before a QB happens. That will include Clowney, Robinson, Mack, Mathews, and Watkins. The top OL guys are moneyball locks.

        • actovegin1armstrong

          Bupa, on a side note, my best friend/SSO/formerfiance, is planning to buy around 100 paintings to hang in a building she just put up. I have solid input because she knows absolutely nothing about art and I oftentimes hear, “I wish you had argued more before I bought that”. Oddly enough, I have picked out all of the stuff she prefers. She does a couple of buildings a year and she puts in a nice sized art budget. Is “Wifey’s” stuff suitable for hanging upon walls in the halls where people spend $4,000 a month on apartments?

        • jpftribe

          I agree on the OL guys completely. I also really like Mack and Watkins. What was great about doing some research on this was understanding Farmer’s position at 4. I really believe he is going to have the opportunity to draft a fantastic football player that can help the Browns for a long time, regardless of what happens in front of us.

          I think your scenario may very well play out.

      • actovegin1armstrong

        Bupa and Acto? Please do the math, if you add the two of us together you are lucky to come up with a half wit.

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