Originally Posted by holt_bruce81
What do you guys think would be a "surprise" selection in the first round? Last year I think EVERYONE was looking at CB and WR in the 1st, and it wasn't until 2-3 weeks before the draft that rumors started getting around that the Rams loved Fletcher Cox and it wasn't until then that people started projecting a Defensive Tackle to us.
Last year I really couldn't understand why Kuechly was considered a "reach" at #6 but a great pick for the Panthers a few picks later. I know not many are projecting a Linebacker to us, but we could go that route.
I think outside backer is a real possibility for the Rams in round one, especially after the Rams have stabilized the line and receiving corp more with the signings of Cook and Long. If a player like Jarvis Jones began to fall, he'd have to be an enticing option and Arthur Brown at the 22nd pick would be a good fit as well.
The Rams are in a good position with having needs at guard and safety, and those positions being extremely deep in this draft so they could conceivably be addressed later than round one. You look at the outside backer position, and while they are some impressive athletes, there are few "sure things".