- Matt Williamson, ESPN.com
Todd McShay's third NFL mock draft for 2014 is out on ESPN Insider today.
This is an intriguing draft for the Rams, as they have two picks in the top half of the first round at No. 2 and No. 13, respectively. I view offensive line as a huge need for the Rams and locking up two of their own, Rodger Saffold and Shelley Smith would be prudent free-agent moves after some cap maneuvering. Independent of that I could see them going with one of the top tackles with the second pick (McShay had them taking Auburn's Greg Robinson in his second mock) or after trading back.
The secondary is another need area for the Rams, because while several of the Rams' young lesser-known members of their secondary showed some promise last year, adding one high-end guy could go a long way toward completing a potentially great defense. Many consider wide receiver a huge need for this team, but to me, addressing that issue in free agency makes much more sense considering how many early picks they used on wide receivers recently and how young this position group is right now overall.
I am also in the camp that using a second- or third-round pick on a quarterback would be a wise move for the Rams.
Whom does McShay have the Rams drafting at No. 2 and No. 13? Let's take a look:
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