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