Discuss football with over 60,000 fans. Free Membership. Join now!

 FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

FootballsFuture.com Forum Index
FootballsFuture.com Home

Jrry32 Crazy Scenario Mock Draft - Stuck at #2
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    FootballsFuture.com Forum Index -> St. Louis Rams
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
jrry32


Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 47585
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:04 am    Post subject: Jrry32 Crazy Scenario Mock Draft - Stuck at #2 Reply with quote

This will be my second to last mock. My final mock I'll take a bit more seriously and go a bit more in depth on the players. I'm mocking a scenario here if some of the media rumors come true and we're stuck at #2. Clowney goes #1. Also keep in mind that in this mock, Donald and Evans are drafted before Pick #13. There are no good trade down offers. Here is what I'd do in that situation.

NFL Draft
Round 1 Pick #2 - Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
Analysis: I'm sticking to my board here. Matthews is the top player on my board after Clowney. He has no glaring flaws in his game and is a very polished player technically. There are some minor things that can be improved and I'm sure Boudreau will do it. Matthews is a highly intelligent and versatile player that can play every position on the OL for us. That will come in quite handy. He also is a outstanding athlete with quick feet, graceful movement skills, natural bend, excellent balance, and a wide base. At 6'6" 307, he has NFL LT size with the frame to add another 10 or so pounds (he looks like a TE...that's how impressive his build is). The worst things you can say about Matthews are that he has average arm length (33.4 inches) and he only has good power. Plug and play future Pro Bowler.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuhZN7GfrLU

Round 1 Pick #13 - Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
Analysis: This is why it's a "crazy" scenario. This won't please a few folks but I'm sticking to my board. With the media rumoring Bridgewater will drop, we scoop him up here. I would have taken him at #2 had we needed a starting QB. If Sam gets hurt or things don't workout, Bridgewater is the heir apparent. If they do, we trade him. Why Bridgewater? He commanded a West Coast Offense in college from the LOS. He called protections, audibles, hot routes, sight adjustments, dummy calls, etc. The kid wins with his mind. He wins by reading the defense pre/post-snap, throwing with anticipation and timing, and putting the ball where it needs to be. He wins with his elite pocket presence and movement. People that don't see it with Bridgewater will when he gets a chance in the NFL. Too much is made of what he doesn't have. Not enough is made of what he does have. What separates the JAGs and the HOFers is what is in between the ears. Teddy Bridgewater has it in between the ears.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwXqubJpNlg

Round 2 Pick #12 - LaMarcus Joyner FS/CB Florida State
Analysis: Yes, Joyner is undersized but size shouldn't define the kid. He has heart, he plays aggressive, and he's amazingly strong for his size. Joyner is a chess piece on defense, you can move him around and use him however you please. You can play him back deep at FS and have him light guys up or make plays on the deep ball. You can bring him into the box and allow him to take on runners in the hole or blitz off the edge. You can move him into the slot and play him at CB. He's a gamer. He plays fast because of his explosive burst, he changes directions with ease, he has top notch instincts, and he's fearless. The kid plays football like his hair is on fire and I love it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu77jfo5_eE

Round 3 Pick #11 - Jaylen Watkins CB/FS Florida
Analysis: Another versatile player and we grab Watkins...just the other Watkins. Jaylen Watkins played FS, LCB, RCB, and SLCB for the Gators during his time there. He adds both safety and CB depth to the Rams secondary. He's a solid all around football player with NFL size and speed at 6'0" 195 with a faster electronic 40 time at the combine than his brother, Sammy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXKtwSkiqck

Round 4 Pick #10 - Charles Sims HB West Virginia
Analysis: I love what Stacy did in 2013 but he had issues with getting nicked up and I'm worried about his ability to stay healthy. Bennie looked solid but we really need a threat out of the back-field in the passing game. Sims is one of the best receivers out of the back-field in recent memory. He caught 203 passes in his college career including 70 receptions as a freshman. Sims has a soft pair of hands, great understanding of how to find a hole in the zone, runs good routes for a HB, and is even a good pass protector. He's an ideal 3rd down HB for us. But wait...there's more(had to do it)...Sims is a 6'0" 215 pound HB that ran a 4.4 40 at the combine. He is a slashing runner with some shake and bake. He's a natural change of pace from Stacy's bowling ball style of running. And if Stacy does get hurt, Sims has the size and ability to be a starting HB in his absence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_ZLITZeRZ4

Round 5 Pick #13 - Brandon Thomas OG/OT Clemson
Analysis: I would have taken Thomas in the second round before his injury. I'm willing to wait it out and put him on the PUP as a rookie. Thomas has excellent arm length along with the feet to play OT in the NFL. Ultimately, though, I think his best position is at OG. Thomas is a powerful guy with good athleticism. He uses his hands well and bends naturally. He'd be given time to develop under Boudreau as depth at OT and OG. And ultimately, he'd be our LG of the future.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvq7NiZc9qs

Round 6 Pick #12 - Yawin Smallwood OLB Connecticut
Analysis: I have a hard time believing that Smallwood is available here but NFL Draft Scout is rating him as a 5th to 6th round pick. If he is available, I run the card to the podium. While Smallwood has had a poor post-season in terms of measurables, his film is impressive. He fights off blockers using his length and is the best 4-3 OLB/3-4 ILB in this draft at stacking and shedding blockers. He also shows much better speed on film than the 5.0 40 he turned in at the combine and has the instincts and recognition to handle zone coverage in the NFL. However, he's a bit stiff and not overly sudden which can leave him exposed in space and man to man coverage. Still, he has a lot of potential as a 4-3 SLB than can stop the run.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SMA_da3PbI

Round 6 Pick Comp - Terrance Mitchell CB Oregon
Analysis: Mitchell is a talented cover CB that falls this far because of his poor timed speed (4.63 electronic 40 at the combine). However, Mitchell is a natural cover CB that has quick feet, loose hips, and is sudden in short areas. I think he has a lot of potential to contribute to the team as a slot CB and could possibly even play FS if needed. He'd add depth to our secondary which sorely needs it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_taXTacVLMA

Round 7 Pick #11 - Eric Thomas WR Troy
Analysis: Personally, I think Thomas is extremely underrated. Thomas possesses NFL size at 6'1" 216 with a very thick lower body. His upper body still needs some development and he could easily play in the 220-225 range in the NFL. Thomas also possesses nearly 11 inch hands and uses them well to attack the ball away from his frame and at the highest point. While he lacks breakaway long speed, he has enough suddenness and burst to separate. His route running needs development but he's a big YAC threat due to his size, strength, and wiggle. At his Pro Day, he turned in a respectable 4.53 40.
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9984975
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9813536

Round 7 Pick #26 - Ryan Carrethers NT Arkansas State
Analysis: Carrethers is a big, run stuffing DT to rotate behind Brockers and Langford. At 6'1" 340, Carrethers still managed to record 93 tackles his final year in college which was good for second on his team. He's active player that hustles which is rare for a big man. Carrethers even played a little bit of offense.
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:10058427

Round 7 Pick Comp - Matt Hall OT Belhaven
Analysis: Being from Belhaven, I haven't seen Hall play but he's a 6'9" 325 pound OT with good arm length and solid workout numbers. Maybe worth a flier here?

Round 7 Pick Comp - Jeremy Gallon WR Michigan
Analysis: I've had Gallon in a few other mocks of mine. He's one of my favorite late round players in this draft. He's a lot like the WR version of LaMarcus Joyner. He's very undersized but he plays the game with such passion, heart, and fearlessness. Gallon shows off soft, reliable hands and just seems to understand how to get open. He timed in the 4.4s in the 40 at the combine and was very productive at Michigan. Gallon reminds me a lot of Deion Branch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL5yu-MkoUw

Projected Starters
QB: Sam Bradford
HB: Zac Stacy
FB: Cory Harkey
XWR: Stedman Bailey
ZWR: Tavon Austin
SLWR: Austin Pettis
TE: Jared Cook
LT: Jake Long
LG: Jake Matthews
C: Scott Wells
RG: Rodger Saffold
RT: Joe Barksdale

LDE: Chris Long
LDT: Kendall Langford
RDT: Michael Brockers
RDE: Robert Quinn
WLB: Alec Ogletree
MLB: James Laurinaitis
SLB: Jo-Lonn Dunbar
RCB: Janoris Jenkins
LCB: Trumaine Johnson
SLCB: Jaylen Watkins
FS: LaMarcus Joyner
SS: T.J. McDonald

K: Greg Zuerlein
P: Johnny Hekker

Thoughts? Please, do me one favor and don't respond with "The Rams won't do that" or something of that variant. I'm more interested in hearing your guys opinions on the players and how I addressed our team's needs than what we think the Rams will do. Wink
_________________
The LBC wrote:
Harper41 wrote:
Don't worry. Sean Payton would pass the ball in a Tornado.

But would he do it in a Sharknado?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Boboso20


Joined: 21 Mar 2013
Posts: 410
Location: El paso, Tx
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't be mad at all if this happened in real life. Im a big gator fan and I like Watkins but I just don't see all the hype about him. Roberson and Purifoy (and freshman hargraves iii) played a lot better than Watkins which is why he got moved to FS. The only reason why those guys have fallen is because of their 40 times. But they play a lot faster than their times. Purifoy even played some WR and would just run go routes and blow past guys. I think I would prefer the other two gator CB's before Watkins but I do like the versatility he brings by being able to play all over. Other than that I like it a lot Jrry.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jrry32


Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 47585
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boboso20 wrote:
I wouldn't be mad at all if this happened in real life. Im a big gator fan and I like Watkins but I just don't see all the hype about him. Roberson and Purifoy (and freshman hargraves iii) played a lot better than Watkins which is why he got moved to FS. The only reason why those guys have fallen is because of their 40 times. But they play a lot faster than their times. Purifoy even played some WR and would just run go routes and blow past guys. I think I would prefer the other two gator CB's before Watkins but I do like the versatility he brings by being able to play all over. Other than that I like it a lot Jrry.


Watkins isn't special but he's a solid, versatile player. Purifoy is way too raw and problematic imo. Roberson is gone by that point in the 3rd.
_________________
The LBC wrote:
Harper41 wrote:
Don't worry. Sean Payton would pass the ball in a Tornado.

But would he do it in a Sharknado?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
holt_bruce81


Joined: 23 Oct 2005
Posts: 20233
Location: St. Louis
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be fine with it. I would like to see Eric Thomas a bit more, I know you've been really high on him for a few months now. Not sure if it's good play on his part or just horrible defense in those clips. That tackling looks atrocious. I like the versatility Watkins would bring to the secondary.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
jrry32


Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 47585
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

holt_bruce81 wrote:
I'd be fine with it. I would like to see Eric Thomas a bit more, I know you've been really high on him for a few months now. Not sure if it's good play on his part or just horrible defense in those clips. That tackling looks atrocious. I like the versatility Watkins would bring to the secondary.


If it helps, here's him against the defense doing a pretty good job of defending him:
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9737826
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9667122
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9647390
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9647258
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9622457
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9777822
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:9943774
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBxWrO1zWBU
_________________
The LBC wrote:
Harper41 wrote:
Don't worry. Sean Payton would pass the ball in a Tornado.

But would he do it in a Sharknado?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DEE RAWL


Joined: 02 Oct 2007
Posts: 4539
Location: Southern California
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think thats too early for both Joyner and Watkins. Also, I am not impressed with Watkins game-- I know corners are drafted to cover people, but its painfully obvious the kid isnt a fan of contact and playing in the slot for Williams wont be such a good combo.


Thats my main gripe for sure.
_________________
2015 QB Rankings:

1. Marcus Mariota
2. Jameis Winston
3. Brett Hundley
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
l3lind golfer


Most Valuable Poster (6th Ballot)

Joined: 17 Nov 2005
Posts: 36189
Location: California
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES! Both Matthews and Bridgewater would be great. I would be so happy if we took Bridgewater, it would give me a renewed hope in the team.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Flatlyner


Joined: 06 Feb 2006
Posts: 5969
Location: WESTCOAST
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly really like it Jrry. In particular like the Joyner and Eric Thomas pick. You sold him on me with your initial mock and I've heard zero mention of him from any other draft souce but I think he will be a steal if taken in the 7th.

I could feel very good about this draft result.
_________________
WELCOME TO THE RAMS:
Greg Robinson
Aaron Donald
Lamarcus Joyner
Tre Mason
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BamaRam


Joined: 16 Jan 2013
Posts: 454
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like it. My board would have Watkins going at 2 but I wouldn't be upset with Matthews anywhere.

Love the Teddy pick. I'd love to come away with one of him or Derek Carr.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Boboso20


Joined: 21 Mar 2013
Posts: 410
Location: El paso, Tx
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BamaRam wrote:
I really like it. My board would have Watkins going at 2 but I wouldn't be upset with Matthews anywhere.

Love the Teddy pick. I'd love to come away with one of him or Derek Carr.


I have a feeling one or 2 QB's make it to the 2nd round. Don't know if they make it past all those teams again but I really think they drop a bunch. If somehow they make it to our 2nd round pick (Carr, teddy, Johnny football) I hope we pull the trigger on it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
M_Phillips


Joined: 18 Jan 2014
Posts: 378
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the pick of Matthews just think he will be a better pro the Robinson. Do the think the Rams could trade down to and select Matthews while receiving more picks?

Do you think they take Bridgewater instead of taking a starter?
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BamaRam


Joined: 16 Jan 2013
Posts: 454
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boboso20 wrote:
BamaRam wrote:
I really like it. My board would have Watkins going at 2 but I wouldn't be upset with Matthews anywhere.

Love the Teddy pick. I'd love to come away with one of him or Derek Carr.


I have a feeling one or 2 QB's make it to the 2nd round. Don't know if they make it past all those teams again but I really think they drop a bunch. If somehow they make it to our 2nd round pick (Carr, teddy, Johnny football) I hope we pull the trigger on it.


Agreed. I see Bortles, Teddy, and Manziel going round 1 for sure. Carr is a guy I wouldn't mind moving up for in the early 2nd. He's a great kid and has immense physical upside. He needs to sit a year or two but that's what he'd be doing here anyway.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rams4Life523


Joined: 14 Aug 2009
Posts: 526
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a Wolverines fan, I like the Jeremy Gallon pick. Very nice draft, except for the Bridgewater pick lol.
_________________
St. Louis Rams
San Antonio Spurs
New York Yankees
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Picked4td


Joined: 03 Mar 2014
Posts: 71
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't wanna say it won't happen, but i find it very unlikely they draft 2 WRs in the 7th with the WRs on the roster already
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jrry32


Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 47585
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked4td wrote:
I don't wanna say it won't happen, but i find it very unlikely they draft 2 WRs in the 7th with the WRs on the roster already


I don't know what will happen. It's the 7th round, I'm trying to draft guys that can play and are worth a roster spot.
_________________
The LBC wrote:
Harper41 wrote:
Don't worry. Sean Payton would pass the ball in a Tornado.

But would he do it in a Sharknado?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   

Post new topic   Reply to topic    FootballsFuture.com Forum Index -> St. Louis Rams All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum




Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group