With the 10th pick in the 2015 Arrowhead Pride mock draft, St. Louis Rams GM Bear Nation selects...
Iowa OL Brandon Scherff
The Rams have invested heavily on defense in the past and have a superb front seven to show for it so I am looking to the other side of the ball. Wide receiver is a need as Kenny Britt is a solid No. 2 but nothing special and Brian Quick is returning from a season ending injury. The team also has young former WVU teammates Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, but neither has shown much this early in their careers.
Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker would be intriguing here but I feel there are bigger holes to fill. The offensive line is exactly that, offensive. Left tackle seems set with second year man Greg Robinson, a former first round pick out of Auburn but to date the team has either been unable or unwilling to resign right tackle Joe Barksdale. If Barksdale remains unsigned, the team may be forced to move guard Roger Saffold from his preferred position to man right tackle where he has experience but there is virtually no depth at guard so this may not be the wisest move.
The play of last year's starter at center, Scott Wells, fell off as the season wore on and he left the team. The three remaining centers on the roster have four career starts total, all by Tim Barnes. The Rams have a number of offensive line candidates to choose from at the 10th pick but a few may be considered a reach. They would be best served in trading down but if they stay put, I see them grabbing a player that they can bookend with Robinson to allow the speedy Mason to run sweeps to either side, a player who can also fill in at guard if needed.
That Player is Brandon Scherff. If I was looking to rebuild the line in the current draft order, I would also take a hard look at guard Laken in the 2nd and center Grasu in the third.
Mock draft order
10. Rams - OL Brandon Scherff