For draft nerds everywhere, this time of the year slows to a crawl due to the unbearable anticipation leading up to the NFL Draft.
Fortunately, there's only about a month remaining until the the big day (April 26th).
Until then, we can only stimulate our minds with the various mock drafts around the web. Personally, this will be my second-to-last mock that I'll produce (the final mock will be released several days before the actual draft).
Some of you will inevitably freak after reading this latest mock, as it seemingly gives way too much attention to the offensive side of the ball.
However, there's no such thing as too much offense for the St. Louis Rams this April.
Here's a neat fact mentioned in a previous article I wrote:
If the Rams defense held opponents to just 15.0 points per game (making them the third-best defense in the NFL in 2011), the team still would have lost 12 total games.
On the contrary, if the Rams offense improved from 12.1 points per game to a mediocre 20 points per game by adding 7.1 points to the final score of each game (making them just the 24th-ranked offense), the team would have finished with a respectable 7-9 record.
Obviously there are other variables that would come into play, but it's still telling nonetheless.
Clearly, the offense will the difference between the Rams being a two-win team or an eight-win team.
So with that in mind, here is the mock draft for the month of March...