Rams Make Good On Rare Day 1 Selection By Snagging A Potential Franchise LT
No. 21: Los Angeles Rams — Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia
It’s not often the Rams come to the podium on Day 1. To ensure they get the most out of it, a premium position should be on the radar. Amarius Mims is as raw as gas station sushi, but his length, size, strength, and tape vs. the SEC make him a nice dart throw for L.A.
No. 22: Indianapolis Colts — Graham Barton, OL, Duke
Colts fans will be clamoring for a wide receiver in the first round, but with four already off the board, Chris Ballard is unlikely to force the position. Instead, Indy invests more in the offensive line, bringing in Graham Barton to start as the right guard in 2024. Barton, a savvy veteran from Duke, can play center and offensive tackle, too.
No. 23: Jacksonville Jaguars — Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma
Reunited, and it feels so good. Former Oklahoma teammates Anton Harrison and Tyler Guyton rejoin forces in Duval. Guyton, like Harrison, is still cleaning up bad habits, but the duo's ceiling is as high as any — Trevor Lawrence is already smiling.
Protecting Joe Burrow Should Be Priority No. 1
No. 24: Cincinnati Bengals — Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
One day, Joe Burrow will know what it feels like to play behind a decent offensive line. Drafting Jordan Morgan brings the Bengals one step closer to their ultimate vision. Morgan is already a difference-maker in pass protection but will need to improve in the run game a bit.
No. 25: Kansas City Chiefs — Patrick Paul, OT, Houston
Donovan Smith isn’t cutting it at left tackle, and for a franchise that employs Patrick Mahomes, that presents a major issue. Patrick Paul has the long arms, fleet feet, and strong anchor to be a decade-long starter in the league.
No. 26: Houston Texans (via CLE) — Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington
Will Anderson Jr. was a strong start to building an effective pass-rushing assault in Houston. Bralen Trice, a star from Washington, can feed off Anderson’s energy, using his length to give opposing linemen fits. Head coach DeMeco Ryans gets a second high-end option off the edge.