Round 5, Pick 167: Eric Gray, RB, Oklahoma
The Los Angeles Rams will currently trot out Cam Akers and Kyren Williams at running back in 2023. That isn’t good enough for this offense, so there’s no reason to completely pass on this deeper running back class. Eric Gray would be an excellent add to the running back room. Gray isn’t a true burner, but his processing speed between the tackles is very good. He’s also generates a ton of lateral displacement when he cuts, and will force plenty of missed tackles. Gray can hold his own as a pass catcher as well.
Round 5, Pick 171: Moro Ojomo, DL, Texas
More pass rush for Los Angeles in this Rams mock draft, this time on the interior. Greg Gaines went off to Tampa, but Moro Ojomo would be a nice replacement. Ojomo has the ability to attack gaps as a pass rusher, and plays with impressive explosiveness and functional athleticism. His ability to play the run is understated right now. He needs to work on leveraging his 34.5-inch arms into more wins with hand usage as a pass rusher, but he’s got an exciting skill set to play immediately.
Round 5, Pick 177: Jakorian Bennett, CB, Maryland
The corner room is also barren in Los Angeles after the Ramsey trade. Betting on huge jumps from Robert Rochell, Decobie Durant, and Derion Kendrick isn’t enough. Jakorian Bennett has plenty of speed at the corner position and he plays aggressive at the catch point.
Round 6, Pick 182: Bryce Ford-Wheaton, WR, West Virginia
The Los Angeles Rams have Cooper Kupp and Van Jefferson and can sprinkle in Tutu Atwell as a deep threat. Bryce Ford-Wheaton’s size and speed combination is worth a swing on day three of the 2023 NFL Draft. Ford-Wheaton can win downfield and give Stafford another target in the vertical passing game.