The NFL season is a little past its halfway point and it is time to start looking at some college prospects. The team at cover32/Rams takes a look at some prospects the Rams should consider drafting in this upcoming draft. The Rams will most likely have a late pick due to their exhilarating season.
Round One Pick 26
Christian Gotzman – Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander
The Rams will most likely be looking to add a corner in the draft as the chances of Trumaine Johnson staying are up in the air right now. Alexander would be a good fit for this team as he is an athletic player with tremendous ball skills. Even if Johnson doesn’t leave, Kayvon Webster has been inconsistent at the other corner spot and Alexander would provide good depth.
Andrew Kelly – OSU edge Tyquan Lewis
If the Rams have shown any point of weakness at all this season is on the edge. Robert Quinn will likely be cut this offseason and someone needs to fill the void. Lewis is known for bringing consistent pressure to the quarterback off the edge and is consistent in the run game as well. I like what Lewis can bring to really help this defense and feel he could be within the Rams range, although he is continuing to rise up boards.
Brian Joanou – FSU cornerback Tarvarus McFadden
With the Rams most likely losing Trumaine Johnson is free agency that’s a big hole to fill, McFadden could do that.
Isaiah Trevino – OSU edge Nick Bosa
Rams need to move on from Quinn and find a dominant edge rusher. Rosa has an amazing ability to break away from a block and has amazing athletic ability.
Mike Cahill – UTEP guard Will Hernandez
Originally my pick for the Rams was center Frank Ragnow of Arkansas State, but after having ankle surgery to end his season, we’ll have to see if there are any effects on his play. Instead, the Rams get their guard opposite Rodger Saffold. Hernandez has been one of the best guards in the nation over the last three seasons and has been starting for UTEP since he was 19 years old. Not only does he dominate the lesser competition he sees, but he has shown up for every game against the Power-5 schools as well. His play in the run game would put the Rams on a path to having the best run blocking line in the league, as well as increase comfort in the pocket for quarterback Jared Goff on passing plays. Hernandez has not given up a quarterback sack in 31 games, with his last one coming on September 12th, 2015 against Texas Tech.