We’ll soon know who will represent the 2022 rookie class for the Los Angeles Rams in the two weeks after the NFL Draft arrives.
This time, however, we’re rolling out something new: We’re making choices.
Here’s how this works: This simulation will not only be based on location demand, but also on the people we saw in action on Saturdays and add why they’re a good fit. with what the Super Bowl 56 champion does.
What we’ll reveal with this simulated prediction is this: The Rams not only address their top-of-the-line need, but also three more players from NFL households.
This is who we are predicting for the champions.
Round 3, number 104: Cam Taylor-Britt, Cornerback, Nebraska
The Rams start in second place for the first time since putting Taylor Rapp in first place in 2019. And, Taylor-Britt adds to the list of past quarterbacks on the Rams’ roster.
But he fills this need for the Rams: One more full-back following the departure of Darious Williams. Taylor-Britt’s ability to hit the ball fiercely should entice defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, who knows DB played well as a high school coach in the past. While he was burned by the dual moves, his recovery speed made up for that. He’s also lined up in both corners and safety – which could make him the second “star” pick alongside Jalen Ramsey.
Round 4, number 142: Lecitus Smith, Offensive Guards, Virginia Technology
Even with all the attacking forwards the Rams have resigned from during the season, the loss of Austin Corbett is still a significant loss. This is where Smith comes in.
The Hokies Trench standout ran 5.19 at the NFL Combine – a very impressive thing for the guards. Quick feet are useful in defending the pass, which should make midfielder Matthew Stafford smile. That’s right, defending the pass is his main strength at VT. But look at his bad streak in this run and you’ll understand why Smith looks attractive as a Ram:
Round 5, No. 175: Amare Barno, Fullback, Virginia Tech
We’ll get back to some Hokies here. But Barno with his fifth round value fills an immediate need: Edge Rush’s help.
6-foot-4, 246-pounder runner weird 40-yard dash time of 4.37… As a guardian. That immediately qualifies him as a Morris guy because he uses speed on the edge. Barno will need to add to his arsenal of hand techniques (even though he used a chop/turn before), but he was able to give Leonard Floyd some help with the passing of Von Miller and Ogbonnia Okoronkwo.
Round 6, No. 211: Noah Elliss, Inner Line of Defense, Idaho
Now we meet the boys with the blood of the past alliance.
Elliss is the son of former Pro Bowler Luther Elliss athlete Luther Elliss. And like his father, Idaho Vandal is toweringly tall but weighs 6 feet 4, weighing 365 pounds. This Elliss shows off some of the powers of an evil grown man that can make a 300+ pound man walk backwards as pictured below:
While the Rams have outlined Bobby Brown as a future nose tackle option in 2021, depth in the position remains a demand as Sebastian Joseph-Day moves on to the Chargers. Elliss was considered a rough prospect due to his need to perfect his technique plus the weight concerns he would likely face. But he is a space cannibal who can punish centers and sentries.
Round 6, No. 212: Derrick Deese Jr, Tight Finish, San Jose State
We will continue with the topic of prospects from the NFL family tree. This time with the son of former San Francisco 49ers player Derrick Deese.
Despite his lack of speed and separation after the pounce, he has the ability to set a physical tone for an offense – which is what he has done in Silicon Valley.
Round 6, No. 218: Luke Wattenberg, Center, Washington
Brian Allen is back, but Wattenberg can provide backup insurance.
He’s impressively sized for a center of 6 feet-5, 300 pounds. But he started four years in both center and guard and his main strength is defending the pass – this will cause intrigue for the Rams at this point.
Round 7, number 238: Ronnie Rivers, Run Again, Fresno State
Here’s the hard stuff about the backyard: The Rams can choose to draft early (James Cook of Georgia has been mentioned as an option before), or they can keep free agency Sony Michel for another year. . However, this unit has faced numerous injuries and the main reserve Darrell Henderson will be free in 2023.
While the son of former Lions return Ron Rivers had a stronger Pro Day combined, Rivers still delivered an extreme performance at Fresno State and broke the school’s touchdown record. But here’s what could draw Sean McVay’s abilities: Rivers beyond the backyard, with 150 catches and 11 touches in total as proof.
Round 7, No. 253: Matt Araiza, Punter, San Diego State
After signing with Riley Dixon is the punter need?
It probably wouldn’t hurt to have depth. And if, arguably, the best player in the available draft, he deserves to be here. However, that leg strength is appealing.
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