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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Rams upgrade offense in latest mock

The Rams have plenty of draft picks to play with in the early rounds, and SB Nation's latest mock has them adding much-needed pieces to the offense.


The St. Louis Rams are in a good position in the 2013 NFL Draft. They hold two first round picks thanks to last year's RGIII trade, and many expect them to upgrade both the offensive line and secondary.

SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn released a three-round mock draft on Monday. In it, he has the Rams taking Texas S Kenny Vaccaro with the 16th pick, both to address a need and stymie the teams picking behind them:

The Rams need to address safety early, and with the Cowboys and the Bengals picking behind them, this is the best spot to do it. Kenny Vaccaro is a flawed prospect in some ways, but his athleticism is such that he could be an immediate weapon is used properly.

With the 22nd pick, St. Louis selects Alabama OT D.J. Fluker:

I know the Rams have been pegged for a wide receiver with one of their first-round picks in nearly every mock draft, but D.J. Fluker would help round out the rebuild of St. Louis' offensive line. Plus, day two should be filled with capable wide receivers.

It's a solid strategy for the wide receiver class this year. Indeed, in the second round the Rams end up with a quality WR, Tennessee's Justin Hunter:

The Rams missed out on wide receivers in the first round but still wind up with a wide receiver with a high ceiling in Justin Hunter.

Check out Fairburn's complete mock draft at the link below.

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