2011 NFL Mock Draft: Will The Rams Go Defense In The First Round?

The NFL Draft is just about a week or so away, and the Mocks continue to pour in from all over the Internet. The latest from our Draft site Mocking the Draft has the Rams taking a local kid; Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith. Here is their rationale.

Unfortunately both A.J. Green and Julio Jones are off the board so St. Louis needs to go in a different direction.  Aldon Smith represents someone with the potential to develop into a dominate pass rusher.  However, there is still a lot of questions surrounding what position is the best fit.

No matter what position Smith ends up playing in the NFL, he is a ball of potential. He has all the physical tools needed to be a dominant pass rusher, and could evolve into one of the better players from this class. If the actual draft plays out this way and both of the elite wide receivers are off the board, I think the Rams would do well to take someone with such high potential on the defensive side of the ball.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation St. Louis

You must be a member of SB Nation St. Louis to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation St. Louis. You should read them.

Join SB Nation St. Louis

You must be a member of SB Nation St. Louis to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation St. Louis. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.