Everyone knows Andrew Luck is going first overall to the Indianapolis Colts. When his name is called on draft day it will be as big a surprise as the day former N’Sync member and pop star Lance Bass officially came out of the closet.
The real draft begins at number two. And gets more interesting at number three and so on.
What do the Rams do? With Sam Bradford, the 2010 overall #1 pick under center, I can’t see them going quarterback. Yes, Bradford and the offense took significant steps back in 2011, but Sam is the man of the future. Also, Matt Barkley decided to stay in school, and I believe if you can’t get Luck or Barkley, than the Rams might as well stay with the girl they brought to the dance. Robert Griffin III and Landry Jones are fine prospects, but not good enough to give up on Bradford for.
The Rams have plenty of needs on both sides of the ball. They desperately need a real wideout threat to pair with Bradford, and Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon officially announced he’s coming out yesterday. Shocking news, yes I know.
However I think Blackmon ends up falling to Jacksonville at #4. I don’t think they take South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffrey either, who just augmented his draft stock with a phenomenal Citrus Bowl (I still call it the Citrus Bowl, yeah I’m old).
On defense you could address the tackle position and the secondary.
But I think they’ll do something about their less-than-stellar offensive line.
Here’s my explanation of why Matt Kalil goes to the Rams.
You can say the Rams have bigger needs at other positions but Kalil is one of those franchise building LTs, as he’s one of the best OL prospects to come along in quite some time. We all know QBs are the highest paid, the men who protect the blind side of those signal callers are the next highest paid.
Kalil is a 6-7, 295 junior tackle from Corona, CA. He may have to add some muscle weight to become a star at the next level, or maybe over to a different position. Kalil blocked a PAT against Notre Dame last season and shows a lot of agility and movement for a big guy.
For more on Kalil go here
For my entire mock draft first round go here
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