We're kicking off our community mock draft today. The Rams are up first coming off a 1-15 season. Unfortunately, the person who signed up to pick for them missed their deadline. I don't want to go off on a tangent here. I understand that real life sometimes intervenes. Still, we had more people wanting to participate in this than we had available spots. If you can't make your pick for whatever reason, please let me know. We're on a tight schedule here and trying to get two rounds done before the actual event.
David will pinch hit for St. Louis.
With the first pick in the Gang Green Nation Community Mock Draft, David Wyatt selects for the St. Louis Rams...
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
Suh is about as dominating as you can get, and St Louis needs all the help it can get. St Louis allowed nearly 140 rushing yards per game in 2009, they need someone to solidify the middle for the next decade. Suh has the potential to do that, he is impossible to move, and has great instincts. People like to say that it starts in the trenches. Well it needs to start in the trenches for St Louis, they get a stud here and make the team immediately harder to run on while also adding a top notch pass rusher who has the potential to cause havoc, even when double teamed
I really think the Rams need to go quarterback with this pick unless they think neither Sam Bradford nor Jimmy Clausen is a franchise player at the position. They've passed Matt Ryan and Mark Sanchez in the past two years. They aren't going to improve much until they address the position. A franchise quarterback is more valuable than a franchise defensive tackle.
With that said, I still have a tough time saying this was a bad pick. I caught a lot of Nebraska games last year, and Suh was just incredible. Everybody saw what he did against Texas in the Big XII Championship Game, but he was just as dominant against anybody else. Steve Spagnuolo built the Giants into a championship caliber defense around their defensive line. Suh is a one man wrecking crew. If the Rams can turn their second round pick into a quarterback by either trade (Donovan McNabb) or selecting a guy (Colt McCoy), I think this will turn into an excellent pick.
1. St. Louis (David Wyatt)-Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska