1. Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
Kenneth Murray is someone who could be available in the mid-second round but very well could be selected in the late-first round. On paper, Murray has a lot of potential to be a huge difference-maker on an NFL defense, however, he does show some holes in his game that could be concerning and lead to him falling to the Rams.
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While there are holes, with a mid-second round pick, this is about as best as the Los Angeles Rams could do. Murray has a lot of potential and those holes could easily be coached up. It might take time, but this would be the linebacker with the highest ceiling that the Rams could take.
Murray is an athletic freak and showcased his size and speed with Oklahoma and flew around the field to stop the ball carrier. Sometimes this led to overcommitting, which makes him very susceptible to the play-action pass at the next level.
Murray showcased an ability with his athleticism to be an above-average linebacker in pass coverage against running backs as well. However, for the same reason why he could be vulnerable against play-action passes, Murray did not have the best decision-making and is prone to some big coverage breakdowns, especially as a rookie.
The spin that we can take is that Oklahoma has never been known for being a defensive powerhouse and when Murray comes to the NFL and gets proper coaching the Rams could scheme him to his strengths much better than Oklahoma could.
He is too gifted athletically to ignore and he is still a very sound tackler that also showed prowess in getting to the quarterback in blitz packages, which is something the Rams have thrived at doing in the past.