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GGN Mock Draft, Pick 14, St. Louis Rams: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

With the 14th pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams select Prince Amukamara, cornerback out of Nebraska. I haven't seen Amukamara mocked to the Rams anywhere because he is always gone by the time the Rams pick. I think he is the best player available, and he fills a pretty big need. Amukamara barely saw the field until his Junior year, but once he was given a full time job as an upperclassmen, Amukamara made a name for himself, and opposing defenses rarely through his way. The questions about Amukamara heading into the NFL combine were about his speed. He put an end to that by running a 4.37 40-yard-dash. He measures up excellently at 6'1", 205 lbs. Amukamara has been overshadowed too much by Patrick Peterson, and based on what I've seen and read, he really isn't too far behind Peterson and might even be considered on par with him. The Rams perhaps have a greater need at the D-line, but I don't think any of those guys left are can't-miss prospects like Prince Amukamara. There is a good chance you need to upgrade your secondary when you are getting burned by the epic combination of Charlie Whitehurst to Ruvell Martin. Ron Bartell and Bradley Fletcher are descent players, but the Rams will undoubtedly need more if they can't even get the job done against their NFC West foes, who the Rams were 2-4 against. Two of the losses include a 297 yard performance by Derek Anderson and a 356 yard annihilation courtesy of Troy Smith; neither of whom will be starters next season. Not to mention, the Rams lost star safety Oshiomogho Atogwe this offseason, furthering the need for a playmaker in the secondary. Steve Spagnuolo will be pinching himself if Prince Amukamara is sitting here at pick 14 and I believe they will pull the trigger.

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