Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Walter Football mock draft

Walter Football just updated their mock draft today. I always enjoy theirs because they're one of the few who project all seven rounds of the draft. Right now, though, they're just doing five, so for the Rams, a four-round draft since they gave their fifth-rounder away:

1/6 - Justin Blackmon
2/33 - Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
2/39 - Kendall Reyes, DT, UConn
3/65 - Billy Wagner, LB, Utah State
4/96 - Leonard Johnson, CB, Iowa State

RamView's alternative draft:
1/6 - Blackmon
2/33 - Zach Brown
2/39 - Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
3/65 - Mike Martin, DT, Michigan
4/96 - Jeff Allen, OL, Illinois
6/171 - Justin Bethel, DB, Presbyterian

At 39 and 65, you could go with the Reyes/LaMichael James combo as I've done in other mocks. I like this grouping better. Doug Martin's a better prospect than James at RB, and Mike Martin is a play-to-the-whistle tough guy like Harvey Dahl that the Ram d-line can really use. I assume the Rams think they'll be set at WR if they get Blackmon, so I passed on A.J. Jenkins and Chris Rainey in the 4th to take the top o-lineman available. TE Ladarius Green also a strong consideration there. Walter doesn't appear to have Bethel going in the first 5 rounds; I think he would be an impressive value at the top of the 6th. I'll still go with UCLA blocking TE Cory Harkey early in the 7th, and probably Raider it with Mr. Less-than-Irrelevant. Fastest guy available.


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