Nov 9, 2013; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Donte Moncrief (12) advances the ball during the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mississippi Rebels defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks with a score of 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Updated St. Louis Rams 7-Round NFL Mock Draft

As the month of May draws closer, the status of every NFL mock draft clears.  What is the latest for the St. Louis Rams?

Round 1 (f/WSH) – Greg Robinson – OT – Auburn

To win in the NFC West division you have to dominate the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.  The Rams offensive line is not there yet.  They need more talent.  Greg Robinson is still young but he can already physically dominate defenders as a run blocker and has the athleticism and long arms to become an anchor pass protector.

Round 1 – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – FS – Alabama

Considering how good the pass rush is for the St. Louis Rams defense it makes complete sense that they would want a playmaking safety on the back end who can pick off passes hampered by pressure.  Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is the best in this NFL mock draft.  He has the size, range and instincts to start immediately.

Round 2 – Donte Moncrief – WR – Ole Miss

Nobody has really talked much about Donte Mocrief and that is a crying shame.  The Ole Miss product is a classic diamond in the rough.  He boasts size, strength, deep speed and a solid understanding of route running yet he’s considered by many as a third round pick.  If the Rams study film properly, they’ll make sure that isn’t the case.

Round 3 – Bashaud Breeland – CB – Clemson

Corteland Finnegan was a nice addition for St. Louis last year but he’s gone now.  The team needs to think about adding to the position sooner than later.  Bashaud Breeland is somewhat raw coming out of Clemson but he is a Jeff Fisher type:  long, physical, a good tackler and supports against the run without losing his ability to play tight coverage.

Round 4 – Cyril Richardson – OG – Baylor

Roger Saffold is not the most reliable guard given his health issues and with Chris Williams gone the team needs to plug up the interior.  His draft stock took a rough hit during the combine and Senior Bowl but Cyril Richardson is still an intriguing talent.  His size and strength will be an asset in the run game at the very least.

Round 5 – Jerick McKinnon – RB – Georgia Southern

Zac Stacy seems to have the starting job nailed down but the St. Louis Rams could really use more help at the position, particularly in terms of versatility as scat back.  Jerick McKinnon blew the combine open with his athletic skill set.  He has the speed and athleticism to become not just a runner but an extra receiver on key downs.

Round 6 – Cassius Marsh – DE – UCLA

The lack of a true position in the pros is going to hurt the stock of Cassius Marsh but he’s too good of a player to pass on this late.  If Fisher and the coaches can get his body right in terms of size and speed, Marsh can become a terrific rotational guy at defensive end.

Round 6 (comp) – Rob Blanchflower – TE – Massachusetts

Jared Cook is the primary option at tight end but the St. Louis Rams still need to continue adding to the position.  Rob Blanchflower is more the old school type.  His strengths are as an in-line blocker but the production in college shows he has some potential as a receiver as well.

Round 7 – Keith Wenning – QB – Ball St.

Bradford and Shaun Hill seem set at the top two quarterback positions but there is nothing wrong with investing in a project third stringer.  Keith Wenning is among the most polished passers coming out of BallState.  He has good size, experience, high intelligence and isn’t rattle under pressure.

Round 7 (f/IND) – Nevin Lawson – CB – Utah State

Physically speaking there is little to hate about Nevin Lawson.  He has the athleticism, fluidity and toughness to match up with receivers.  His primary problems lay in technique.  He’s not an immediate starter.  The Rams take him on as a high upside project.

Round 7 (comp) – Eathyn Manumaleuna – DT – BYU

Gritty role players are just as important to a team as the stars.  Eathyn Manumaleuna doesn’t stand out on the talent end but he is a dedicated football player who does everything asked of him.  He can become a solid rotational guys at defensive tackle.

Round 7 (comp) – Dezmen Southward – SS – Wisconsin

Another developmental prospect with upside.  Dezmen Southward is a special teams option with good athleticism who is still learning the safety position.  With time he can get on the field but for the moment he’s a depth pickup.

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  • John Bennett

    we already have Cunningham, scratch the running back, Clemens isn’t even on our roster, we have Shaun Hill. I guess you don’t know the Rams do you? horrible 7 round mock!!

    • Erik Lambert

      For a name mixup? Jumping to conclusions, aren’t we John? Cunningham is a serviceable backup but he’s rather one-dimensional. He’s pure runner. McKinnon is a runner-receiver that Bradford can use on third round. Cunningham has questionable hands and isn’t as elusive. I stand by the pick.

      • John Bennett

        Lol, I can admit I was a little harsh on you, I feel like we need a FS, OLB,OT,DL, OF, AN C. we are set at tight end, we could use a quarterback for the future, but not now, my first round picks would be, straight out with the Falcons, at number 6 take OLB MACK, HA HA NICKS #13. we need to give the wide receivers we have time to mature, I think they’ll be better this year. Kenny Britt will help. what do you think on these?

        • John Bennett

          our defense has to keep up with the Niners in Seattle, an Cardinals, our offense is young they will mature and be good enough to compete, as long as we get to offensive tackle an offence of guard

          • Erik Lambert

            What happened to Barrett Jones?

          • John Bennett

            we will see this year, I’m not putting all my eggs in his basket lol!! if he can stay injury-free , so what did you think about my first round picks?

          • Erik Lambert

            Mack would be an outstanding addition but if you get him first I really think they should go offense at #13. Mike Evans or Taylor Lewan maybe.

          • John Bennett

            both those pics sound intriguing, but drop off in talent at free safety, after haha Nicks are secondary was horrible last year, we need that ball hawk!! I think that we can get lewan in the second round, a lot of teams don’t like the off the field issues. with us taking the ,Falcons pic we would have a high second round pick maybe have a chance to get him

          • Erik Lambert

            Believe me, you can find a quality free safety in the 2nd round. Terrance Brooks is a popular choice from FSU but I really like what I’ve heard about a kid named Brock Vereen from Minnesota.

          • John Bennett

            I will have to do my homework on both of these safeties, enjoyed our conversations you have a blessed day!! looking forward to reading some more of your stuff!! and I guess you already know that I’ll let you know what I think of it lol :-)

          • Erik Lambert

            I’ll be here, ready for you! ;)

          • John Bennett

            I do like evans, but there again we need to give are young receivers time to mature, they will get better!! its not time to give up on them yet.

      • John Bennett

        you know Jerry Rice’s hands were questionable his first year for the Niners, I think Bam Bam Cunningham’s going to be a good one, at least I hope. but it could turn out like a fumble Gary, the guy we have in the late 80′s early 90′s I think, Gary always fumbled in the end zone I hated that.

  • Gary Stewart

    erik where is Tom Savage projected? his bio screams 5th round diamond in the rough, maybe as high as the 4th!! where do the experts have him slotted??

    • Erik Lambert

      I agree. Lot of talent. Currently hovering between 5th and 7th range but loads of upside in the right system.