Los Angeles Rams: Full mock draft after free agency and Todd Gurley’s release

Los Angeles Rams, Todd Gurley (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) – LA Rams
(Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) – LA Rams /

Round 4, Pick 20: Josiah Scott, CB, Michigan State

While cornerback is not enough of a need yet to pick in the early rounds, the team does need some depth at the position and could use a speedy slot corner. If the Rams are unable to extend Jalen Ramsey after this season then that is when an early-round pick should be used on a corner.

The perfect speedy slot corner exists in the fourth round in Josiah Scott out of Michigan State. Scott is limited in his physicality and is not a great tackler but his speed and agility should give him no problems as a nickel cornerback.

If Scott can add some strength and work on his tackling then he someone who could be a near-every-down corner. In year one, he would be a great depth option with a potentially high ceiling as a ballhawk.

Round 5, Pick 13: D.J. Wonnum, DL, South Carolina

The LA Rams may have already added an edge-rusher in Leonard Floyd but Floyd’s contract is only for one season so with a late-round pick that the team traded for they can afford to bring in some depth at the position that could help cushion the blow if Floyd leaves.

D.J. Wonnum has some holes in his game but the reasoning for selecting him here in the fifth round is the fit he would be on the Rams. Wonnum’s best fit would be as an edge pass rusher in a 3-4 defense and that is exactly what the Rams would use him for.

He has had his struggles in run defense and that could be exposed early on, but his potential as a rotational edge rusher that could use his length to get to the quarterback is compelling, especially with him playing alongside Aaron Donald on the defensive line.