Bloguin Mock Draft update: Rams are on the clock!

Corey Liuget Corey Liuget has emerged as a favorite for the Rams in recent mock drafts. But is he good value at #14?

The Bloguin Mock Draft steamrolls on, with the Minnesota Vikings stopping the free-fall of DE Da’Quan Bowers, and the Detroit Lions finally deciding to keep their franchise QB upright by selecting OT Anthony Costanzo. Now the Rams are on the clock, and at noon CST today we at RamsHerd will make our pick.

Here’s a full roundup of the picks so far:

  1. Carolina Panthers: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
  2. Denver Broncos: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills: Cameron Newton, QB, Auburn
  4. Cincinnati Bengals: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
  5. Arizona Cardinals: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
  6. Cleveland Browns: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
  7. San Francisco 49ers: Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
  8. Tennessee Titans: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
  9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith, OT, Southern Cal
  10. Washington Redskins: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
  11. Houston Texans: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
  12. MInnesota VIkings: Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
  13. Detroit Lions: Anthony Costanzo, OT, Boston College
Unfortunately, the option we want most in this scenario isn’t on the board. With both premier WR picks off the board and a huge amount of roughly equivalent defensive line depth below us, trading down would be the best choice. Earlier this week, we talked about the major candidates that the Rams could look at. 

A roundup of recent mock drafts shows that this next choice is anything but a slam-dunk: 

  • Mel Kiper (v4.0) seems sold on Illinois DT Corey Liuget
  • Todd McShay likes Liuget too, though he has little credibility for me. 
  • Chad Reuter, senior draft scout at CBS Sports, chose Missouri DE Aldon Smith in a recent Twitter-mock with the NFP’s Wes Bunting. 
  • Matt Miller at New Era Scouting chose Penn State DE Ryan Kerrigan, with both Aldon and Liuget falling much farther down the board.  
Other candidates include RB Mark Ingram, Temple DT Muhammad Wilkerson, and Cal DT/DE Cameron Jordan, who could conceivably raise his draft stock in his scheduled visit with the Rams

Who is your choice? Hit me up on Twitter (@RamsHerd) or in the comments.