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Los Angeles Rams 2024 Team Mock Draft

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So, just as the Rams organization seems to have finally seen the light the Draft is the only constant to building and maintaining an affordable team roster in the NFL. the Football Gods present them with a major challenge to tackle in 2024. As GM LES SNEAD & HC Sean McVay sat there smiling with their Super Bowl rings just a few years ago, and expressing their disdain for the NFL Draft with a big F— You celebration little did they know they would go from the penthouse to the outhouse in one year.

They seemingly saw the light right after a double-digit Loss season in 2022. They trimmed their roster salary cap problems and bounced back nicely in 2023. Now they find themselves with their first Round One Pick since they took Jared Goff in 2016.  

And right now they have their First  Round Pick still in their possession as the 2024 Draft looms only one month off. But the new challenge is the announcement by superstar DL AARON DONALD that he’s made enough money to be able to retire from football and spend time with his young family. 

So now the team heads into the 2024 Draft with 11 Draft Picks in their quiver, 4 of them in the Top 99 overall. They did some limited, selective shopping in the early VFA period, but they may be primed for a few more VFA DL signings post-draft. But for right now let’s plunge into what needs to be another productive Draft.

Los Angeles Rams 2024 Team Mock Draft

Round 1, Pick 19     NATE WIGGINS    CB    Clemson   6’2/185        

The long, lean WIGGINS looks to have some similar skills to former RAMS CB Jalen Ramsey. He has elite speed (4.28/40) and is a smooth strider. Wiggins also gets good grades for his 30 1/2″ arm length. They may have to overlook his lack of tackling enthusiasm, but if he’s close to being a “lockdown” Corner. They will, no doubt,  work with him on the tackling aspect of his game. 

Round 2, Pick 52      KRIS JENKINS    DL    Michigan    6’3/295              

This son of a long-term NFL DL has more than a few genetic links to his game. His stats from Michigan don’t jump out at you, but that might have a bit to do with a DL room that was 3-deep for the Wolverines the past couple of seasons. Seems to me he has more than a few traits that compare with last year’s DL rookie find, Kobie Turner

Round 3, Pick 83     TREY BENSON    RB     Florida State     6’1/222        

BENSON is one of, if not the best all-around RB in the 2024 Draft. BENSON surprised more than a few scouts with his 4.39/40-time at 215 lbs. He was not used extensively as a receiver by the Seminoles, but if you watch game film you can see his soft hands and YAC as a receiver. 

Round 3, Pick 99     DeWayne Carter     DT     Duke      6’3/310    

“Save the best for last” certainly applies to  CARTER and his 2023 game tape. He had his best work in both run-stopping and backfield penetration last season for the Blue Devils. His 4.99/40 at the Combine came as a pleasant surprise to many talent evaluators. His acting as a Team Captain for 3 years also indicates some solid leadership skills. Had 41 tackles last season. Was dominant at times during Senior Bowl practices in Mobile. 

Round 5, Pick 154     GARRETT GREENFIELD    OT   South Dakota St   6’6/310    

A smaller school standout with a combination of athleticism and strength. Could well be starting for them by the end of his Rookie season. 

Round 5, Pick 155     LUKE McCaffrey     WR    Rice      6’2/200      

The latest fruit from the gene tree from the McCaffrey family. He’s still learning the nuances of the wide receiver position after playing QB through High School and into college. Looked totally at ease at the Senior Bowl venue and may not last this long after a solid Combine. A natural athlete with soft hands, and some run-after-catch ability. KUPP, NACUA, McCaffrey… see the connection perhaps ?!

Round 6, Pick 196       TYKEE SMITH     S    Georgia      5’10/205    

The UGA NFL Express continues to roar through the NFL as Kirby Smart and his staff recruit and coach up all those 4 & 5 Star recruits. 

Round 6, Pick 209     ZAK ZINTER    IOL      Michigan      6’6/310.  

This is a roll of the dice on a career starter as a Wolverine who suffered a serious lower leg injury at the end of the Big Ten season. I have no inside medical info, but he’s a tough guy who could be an NFL starter if/when healthy. That might be in 2025, not 2024. Worth a gamble with a Round 6 Pick. Pre-injury had NFL starting potential. 

Round 6, Pick 213        TATUM BETHUNE    LB     Florida State    6’0/230  

Another good athlete from the FSU program, who should show out immediately as a core Special Teamer as a Rookie. 

Round 6, Pick 217      ISAAC REX    TE    BYU      6’5/250      

I like the way he carries himself out on the field. Not a great athlete but is a natural hands receiver and a solid athlete overall.

Round 7, Pick 254       MIKE BARRETT   LB/ST    Michigan    6’0/230    

Another Special Teamer, who must eventually show he can hold his own playing a defensive spot from scrimmage. 

Based on the recent history of team STROUD/McVay this group of Picks should translate into another solid Rookie class of RAMS!

Pigskin Paul 

 

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