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2014 NFL Draft: St. Louis Rams 7-Round Mock, Final Edition

2014 NFL Draft: St. Louis Rams 7-Round Mock, Final Edition

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With 12 picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams figure to be very active come draft day. While half of their picks fall after the fifth round, the Rams could use their surplus to move up in the draft if they see a fit or they could simply stay put and augment their up-and-coming roster. St. Louis has two of the top 13 picks in the draft and will likely walk away from this draft with two surefire starters, but who else might they target?

1st Round, 2nd Overall: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

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1st Round, 2nd Overall: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

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While it's entirely possible that the Houston Texans opt for someone other than Jadeveon Clowney with the top pick, making the South Carolina defensive end available to the Rams with this pick, it's hard to see a scenario in which Clowney doesn't go first overall. As such, the Rams could be choosing between Sammy Watkins and Greg Robinson. Even though Jake Long is a bit older, the Rams haven't had a weapon like Watkins since Torry Holt left.

1st Round, 13th Overall: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

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1st Round, 13th Overall: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

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The Rams need some help in the secondary and with their second first-rounder, they could have their pick of either the draft's best safety or one of the best cornerbacks. Because this draft is a bit safety-thin and cornerback-heavy, the Rams could opt to go with Clinton-Dix, the best all-around safety in this class, who could immediately step in and replace Rodney McLeod, making St. Louis' secondary all the more potent.

2nd Round, 44th Overall: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska

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2nd Round, 44th Overall: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska

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The Rams released Cortland Finnegan this offseason and, as a result, they'll likely be on the lookout for corner help at some point in the draft. Jean-Baptiste has been steadily moving up boards lately with his tremendous size for a CB (almost 6-foot-3) and physicality off the line. While his top-end speed isn't his greatest asset, his size and ball instincts give him a little extra cushion to work with against faster receivers.

3rd Round, 75th Overall: Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State

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3rd Round, 75th Overall: Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio State

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While the Rams may opt for Watkins with their first pick, the concerns about Jake Long's health and age won't suddenly dissipate. As such, the Rams could use this opportunity to grab one of the few remaining plug-and-play tackles left in Mewhort. Mewhort was a staple on a tough Ohio State line and while he's not spectacular in any area, he's solid in both the pass and run games and can hold his own on either side of the line.

4th Round, 110th Overall: De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon

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4th Round, 110th Overall: De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon

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Outside of last year's surprise rookie Zac Stacy, the St. Louis backfield was a mess. Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead didn't provide much depth and Stacy was forced to rack up quite the workload in only his first full season. The Rams could look to address their backfield with one of their myriad of picks and a guy like Thomas, much like current Ram Tavon Austin, is a terror in open space and could be a good fit on St. Louis' fast track.

5th Round, 153rd Overall: Prince Shembo, OLB, Notre Dame

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5th Round, 153rd Overall- Prince Shembo, OLB, Notre Dame

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Prince Shembo was a highly-touted recruit coming into Notre Dame, but his play never caught up to the hype in college. That being said, Shembo still has talent and for a team looking for a possibly usable linebacker late in the draft, he could be a good roll of the dice. Outside of James Laurinaitis and Alec Ogletree, St. Louis' linebacking corps is a bit thin, so Shembo could have a chance to stick with the Rams.

6th Round, 188th Overall: David Fales, QB, San Jose State

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6th Round, 188th Overall: David Fales, QB, San Jose State

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There have been rumblings that this could be the last chance that Sam Bradford gets to prove to the Rams he can be a franchise QB and if that's true, St. Louis could look to nab a QB in the draft who could challenge Bradford. While Fales' stock has gone up and down during the pre-draft process, he was very productive in college at San Jose State. Fales' physical shortcomings may be his downfall, but he's a good gamble this late in the process.

6th Round, 214th Overall: Jeremy Gallon, WR, Michigan

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6th Round, 214th Overall- Jeremy Gallon, WR, Michigan

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Jeremy Gallon doesn't possess great height or speed, but he's made a career out of finding ways to get open. Gallon could fall behind some of the more physically gifted receivers that teams salivate over, but he's probably one of the most consistent pass-catchers in the league and it wouldn't surprise me if he cut out a Danny Amendola-like career for himself. With the Rams always looking for offensive weapons, Gallon could be a nice get here.

7th Round, 226th Overall: Jon Halapio, G, Florida

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7th Round, 226th Overall: Jon Halapio, G, Florida

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At this point in the draft, if you land a rotational player, you should consider yourself lucky. The Rams have four of the last 31 picks in the draft, so they'll definitely be doing some deep sea fishing trying to land a playable prospect from the scrap heap. Halapio was a good interior blocker at Florida and has massive size, although his agility is a bit questionable. In the seventh round, you could do worse than a SEC starting guard.

7th Round, 241st Overall: Corey Linsley, C, Ohio State

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7th Round, 241st Overall: Corey Linsley, C, Ohio State

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Looking for interior offensive lineman depth late in the draft is always a good idea as a lot of solid, yet unspectacular interior lineman slip through the cracks. That could be the case with Linsley, a two-season starter on one of the best lines in the country, and a lineman capable of playing any position on the line. Linsley's versatility could get him taken higher, but if he's still around here, St. Louis could take a shot.

7th Round, 249th Overall: Gabe Holmes, TE, Purdue

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7th Round, 249th Overall: Gabe Holmes, TE, Purdue

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While St. Louis signed Jared Cook to a big contract last offseason, Cook continued his maddeningly frustrating play this season during which he frequently disappeared in games for large chunks of time. While no one would expect a late seventh-rounder like Holmes to come in and replace Cook, Holmes is a capable pass catcher and blocker and was on the preseason watch list for best TE in the country.

7th Round, 250th Overall: Demonte McAllister, DT, Florida State

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7th Round, 250th Overall: Demonte McAllister, DT, Florida State

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McAllister was merely a rotational player at Florida State, but programs like FSU are so good that even the players who were backups get draft consideration. McAllister has good strength and can get after the QB, but was stuck behind Timmy Jernigan. McAllister could be a good player to take a flier on, someone who could blossom with more consistent playing time. This late in the draft, he's not a bad bet for a diamond in the rough.