Rams 7 Round Mock Draft After The Combine

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deonte banks

It’s time for our Rams 7 Round Mock Draft 4.0.

The NFL Draft is now 49 days away. Seriously. There are still a lot of things that can happen between now and then.

Now that the NFL Combine is over, it’s time for more college athletes to demonstrate their potential at various school’s Pro Days. A lot of top prospects prefer that environment to the one in Indianapolis.

The Los Angeles Rams draft picks are plentiful – what people call “Draft Capital” – I have not wavered from my main belief on what the Rams need in this draft. When I scan through player lists, I keep coming back to the same few names.

However, for Mock Draft 4.0, you will see right at the top that I am going with the thought that the Rams are going to make a big trade…of someone and need to fill the hole.

You will be able to figure it out.

What Do The Rams Need In The Draft?

Things have changed slightly now that we are seeing some of the Rams off-season moves. Bobby Wagner and Leonard Floyd are both likely gone and that opens a spot at linebacker. The Rams now might be in the kicker market after letting Matt Gay go see what he can find. Are there any kickers in the Draft?

Free agency starts next week and we will see how the Rams roster changes after that, but right now it’s still clear to me that the Rams need quality offensive linemen who can come in and play now, and a pass rush. You can’t get all that in the NFL Draft, but you can try.

Here’s my try at Rams Mock Draft 4.0. I am making a big switch up at the top.

Rams Mock Draft 4.0

Second Round – Overall Pick 37

CB Deonte Banks, Maryland

After mocking offensive linemen and edge rushers here in my first few attempts, I am going with Banks now, because…yes, I believe the whispers and I think Jalen Ramsey’s days as a Ram may be over.

I’m not saying whether I think it’s a good idea or not (it’s not), just saying that if/when the Rams let Ramsey go, they will immediately need a quality cover man to take his place.

Banks measured 6-foot 197-pounds at the Combine (his Maryland bio says he’s 6-foot-2, lie much?). He ran the 40 in 4.35 seconds and his vertical jump was 42 inches.

He’s athletic. He blocked a kick against Ohio State and had 38 tackles and one pick this season. He may not be Jalen Ramsey, but he could be the next best thing.

Third Round (70)

OL Luke Wypler, Ohio State

Wypler was a name I eyed in my first mock draft, but at the time he hadn’t declared for the NFL Draft. He’s 6-foot-3, 303, and can you believe the scouts say he’s undersized?

He was a two-year starter at center for Ohio State. His combine performance was good…not great, but he can play center or guard, and the Rams desperately need some depth and versatility on the offensive line.

Fifth Round (169)

Edge KJ Henry, Clemson

Henry had a good performance in Indianapolis, running a 4.63 in the 40 with a 1.65 split in the first 10 yards. He was a team captain at Clemson and finished with 51 tackles last year and led the Tigers with 13 hurries.

He may not last until the fifth round, but Henry projects as a guy who can chase down quarterbacks.

Sixth Round (181)

TE Cameron Latu, Alabama

I think everyone who watches the Rams feels like they could use some more explosiveness out of the tight end spot. Latu is 6-foot-5, and you know playing at Alabama he can block and catch.

He probably should have come out last year after he set a Crimson Tide record with eight TD catches. Last season he had 30 grabs for 377 yards. He played in 51 games with the Tide. Man, that’s a lot.

Latu looks like a player who can contribute to the Rams red zone package right away.

Sixth Round (188)

QB Max Duggan, TCU

Duggan reminds me of Baker Mayfield 2.0. He won 25 games as the Horned Frogs starter, taking them to the NCAA College Football Playoff Final where they played Georgia and (checks notes)…well, they played Georgia.

It didn’t go well.

If you watched TCU at all, you saw a quarterback who never went down without a fight. Duggan makes up for any athletic shortcomings with serious effort. Someone is going to love him in camp. Best case, he starts a few games and makes plays.

Sixth Round (190)

OL Andrew Voorhees, USC

This is where having draft capital helps the Rams. Voorhees is a player I had my eye on for earlier mock drafts, but he tore his right ACL at the Combine which is practically unheard of. He’s now sliding way down the draft charts, because, really, can he play this season? Maybe not until middle of the year at best.

Coming into the Combine, Voorhees was considered a good second/third-day pick. He played for five years at USC, so when he’s healthy he can contribute right away. This is where “draft capital” comes in. The Rams can use one of their extra picks here and wait for Voorhees to heal.

Seventh Round (225)

LB Merlin Robertson, Arizona State

Robertson didn’t get a Combine invite, the Sun Devils were 3-9 last season. I like Robertson for a lot of reasons, one is he’s an LA kid, who played at Junipero Serra. With Arizona State he played in 53 games. He’s 6-foot-3, 235 pounds (at least according to the Arizona State website).

He had 320 tackles in his college career, including five sacks last season. That tells me he’s always around the football.

It’s the seventh round, you rarely find Pro Bowl guys here, you want guys who can play special teams and find a role for them. Robertson can fit a role for the Rams.

Seventh Round (255)

Edge Ikenna Enechukwu, Rice

Here’s a total flyer on a raw prospect, but in a position of need for the Rams. Enechukwu ran the 40 in 4.7 seconds at the Combine and jumped 31.5 inches in the vertical. He started for two years for the Owls (they were 5-8 and 4-8 as a team). He’s 6-foot-4, 264-pounds and this is what you’re going to get at pick 255, a player with some potential.