Much has been made of the Rams’ intentions in the upcoming NFL draft. This is because when you hold the no. 2 and no. 13 picks in the first round, it tends to put you in a pretty powerful position.
I have argued that the Rams might as well go defense in the first round – specifically Jadeveon Clowney – in an effort to try to terrorize quarterbacks and win football games that way. The idea is that the Rams are much closer to being an elite defense than climbing an uphill battle and making the offense good enough to be considered well above league average.
Therefore, don’t be surprised if the Rams take a long, hard look at one of these top 10 outside linebacker prospects if Clowney isn’t available or if the Rams trade down and the team decides Khalil Mack or Anthony Barr is head and shoulders above the rest of the field.