With the 13th pick in the 2014 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the St. Louis Rams select...
Blake Bortles, QB, UCF
This selection and write-up was made by Matt Wood:
If you know anything about me, you would know that I am not in love with Bortles. I had a few options to go with on this pick, OT Taylor Lewan, WR Mike Evans, Ha Ha Clinton Dix and something that I never thought would reach me, one of the top four Quarterbacks.
I have no idea what Sam Bradford is, and chances are that he is nothing special. If so, the Rams need to find a Quarterback ASAP and they do it here. Bortles is a guy who can come in and sit behind Bradford and learn. If Bradford falters this season, the Rams can either cut him in the last year of his deal or trade him. If they are smart, they can flip Bradford for a pick and already have a new option to go to. If Bradford plays extremely well, they can hold onto Bortles and use him to drive down Bradford's price tag, or turn him into a high pick down the road.
Evans would have been nice to add to this offense, but just like the first pick, there are just too many good WR's in this draft to use one here. For Lewan, he would be an upgrade at RT, but I'm not passing on a possible franchise QB for a RT. Same for Clinton Dix.
When it is all said and done, the Rams have finished round one with Jadeveon Clowney and Blake Bortles, the top two players in the entire draft according to some. Good start for the Rams making a big leap in the NFC West.
"I'm not passing on a possible franchise QB for a RT." Am I sensing a little dig there, Matt?
The Rams coming are going to come away with a great first round pretty much regardless of what they do, owning the No. 2 and No. 13 picks. I agree that the Rams are in a position where they need to seriously consider parting ways with Sam Bradford, but I just don't see them pulling the trigger in the first round this year.
The Chicago Bears are up next, led by The Beast Mode.
2014 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)
|1||Houston Texans||Teddy Bridgewater||QB||Louisville||Weeden2Gordon|
|2||St. Louis Rams||Jadeveon Clowney||DE||South Carolina||Matt Wood|
|3||Jacksonville Jaguars||Khalil Mack||OLB||Buffalo||Bumblyjack|
|4||Cleveland Browns||Johnny Manziel||QB||Texas A&M||Ryan216|
|5||Oakland Raiders||Greg Robinson||OT||Auburn||TuckJob|
|6||Atlanta Falcons||Jake Matthews||OT||Texas A&M||Haden Dawg|
|7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Aaron Donald||DT||Pittsburgh||Henry Dawg|
|8||Minnesota Vikings||Derek Carr||QB||Fresno State||PaduaDSP|
|9||Buffalo Bills||Eric Ebron||TE||North Carolina||Stigosaurus|
|10||Detroit Lions||Sammy Watkins||WR||Clemson||tmptplayer|
|11||Tennessee Titans||Justin Gilbert||CB||Oklahoma St.||Brownie's Year|
|12||New York Giants||Anthony Barr||OLB||UCLA||MJRisme|
|13||St. Louis Rams||Blake Bortles||QB||UCF||Matt Wood|
|14||Chicago Bears||The Beast Mode|
|15||Pittsburgh Steelers||Siberian Husky|
|16||Dallas Cowboys||Royce Groff|
|18||New York Jets||OldSaltyDawg|
|21||Green Bay Packers||Manly and Loving It|
|22||Philadelphia Eagles||Ted Washington's Belly
|23||Kansas City Chiefs||Legoman0721|
|25||San Diego Chargers||Crawford_T|
|27||New Orleans Saints||Adam Rice|
|28||Carolina Panthers||Jon Stinchcomb|
|29||New England Patriots||roar888|
|30||San Francisco 49ers||corey.freuen|