*Editor’s Note: This piece is satire*
This is the time of the season when NFL fans and analysts are running mock draft simulation after mock draft simulations. At this point, you’ve probably read dozens, if not more, mock drafts to get an idea of who the Los Angeles Rams might select in two weeks.
This exercise below isn’t a true mock draft. I’m not trying to predict who the Rams will draft. Instead this is a ‘mock’ mock draft. Essentially I will be making fun of mock drafts. Enjoy!
57th Overall – QB Kyle Trask, Florida
The Los Angeles Rams just traded away quarterback Jared Goff. With Kyle Trask they get a much cheaper, younger, and backup quarterback Jared Goff. Trask has been compared to Goff by several draft experts. Both quarterbacks struggle out of structure, but both could thrive in a system like McVay’s.
Matthew Stafford has had his share of minor injuries. The Rams could provide some insurance with a quarterback that has a skillset that they are familiar with.
88th Overall – RB Trey Sermon, Ohio St.
Les Snead has selected a running back in the first three rounds in five of his nine drafts at the Rams general manager. With Trey Sermon sitting there at 88th overall, it’s going to be hard for him to resist. The Rams lost Malcolm Brown in free agency and now only have two capable starting running backs on the roster.
Adding a running back like Sermon would give the Rams some insurance behind two running backs that struggled to stay healthy at times last season.
103rd Overall – K Jose Borregales, Miami
The Rams struggled at kicker last season. While they seem to have found their guy in Matt Gay, they can put a real priority at the position by selecting one with the 103rd overall pick. After all, drafting a kicker high always works out. Borregales has a strong leg and is able to get good lift on his kicks, something Samuel Sloman was not able to do last season.
Maybe the Rams won’t miss almost an average of one field goal per game this year.
141st Overall – S Divine Deablo, Virginia Tech
Snead loves himself a good box safety. Deablo is just that. After losing John Johnson III, the Rams need some depth behind the starting trio of Jordan Fuller, Terrell Burgess, and Taylor Rapp. Deablo would give the Rams some depth as well as a contributor on special teams.
Like Mark Barron a few years ago, Deablo could even get some looks at linebacker in the Rams defense.
209th Overall – EDGE Isaiahh Loudermilk, Wisconsin
The Rams could use some depth at the edge position. Why not take the one with the best name in the entire draft. Not to poke fun at someone’s name, but Loudermilk? If he made it through elementary school with that name, there’s no doubt that Loudermilk has a chip on his shoulder and is ready to take it out on offensive tackles in the NFL.
252nd Overall – RB Chris Evans, Michigan
That’s America’s ass!
You automatically win the draft by taking the player with the same name as the actor who plays Captain America. Red Skull, Hydra, Hate Monger, certainly the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers should be no problem.