Targets at No. 2 Overall
T Greg Robinson, Auburn
Robinson is a dominate run-blocker and has the raw athleticism to eventually become a dominate pass-protector. He's capable of starting at left tackle Day 1, but for the Rams, who already have Jake Long, he'll be groomed at guard before taking over on the blind side.
Robinson's run blocking fits what the Rams want to do on offense, and his tenacity belongs in the NFC West.
WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
Watkins is the most dominate pass-catcher in this draft, and his ability to take short catches for big gains is perfect for St. Louis' "dink and dunk" offense.
Watkins, combined with the electric Tavon Austin, will give the Rams a number of dynamic weapons on offense.
DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
With Chris Long and Robert Quinn on the roster, there is not an immediate need for Jadeveon Clowney, but the Rams cannot completely ignore the best prospect of this class.
The Rams do not currently have a need for a defensive end, but in the NFL, situations can change over night. With that in mind, sometimes it's best to just lock up the best player available and worry about the rest later.
T Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
Jake Matthews is an alternative to Robinson. Unlike Robinson, Matthews is more polished as a pass-blocker, but he has less overall potential.
DE/OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo
Khalil Mack is a defensive wild card and can line up at either defensive end or linebacker. He's a small-school prospect, but his athleticism is certainly NFL-caliber.
A defensive team, such as the Rams, can certainly find use for a player such as Mack.
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
Johnny Manziel was not initially considered a serious candidate until the rumors surfaced (see the next two slides). The Rams will only take Manziel if they can secure a trade for Sam Bradford.
Most likely, the Manziel hype is merely a smoke screen.
Targets at No. 13 Overall
CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State
Justin Gilbert is the top cornerback of this draft class and fills a need for St. Louis, as the Rams are dangerously thin at cornerback.
Gilbert gives the Rams a legitimate starter with Pro Bowl potential opposite Jenkins.
CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
Gilbert is in danger of being selected before St. Louis comes on the clock at No. 13. If that happens, Darqueze Dennard is a perfectly reasonable alternative.
DT Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
Aaron Donald has had a tremendous offseason and has done nothing but raise his stock. The Rams need another defensive tackle to plug in next to Michael Brockers, so keep an eye on Donald.
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
Safety is St. Louis' biggest roster need, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is the top safety of this draft class. This regime has demonstrated time after time that it values the cornerback position over safety, but Clinton-Dix is an interesting candidate nonetheless.
WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
If the Rams miss out on Watkins with the top pick, there's no need to panic. There's still another No. 1 receiver in this draft who can possibly be had at No. 13, and his name is Mike Evans.
Evans has the size and playmaking skills the Rams need on the outside. Bradford will jump for joy if Evans' name is announced at No. 13.
T Taylor Lewan, Michigan
Taylor Lewan has well-documented off-the-field concerns, according to ESPN, so he certainly comes with some risk. But if the Rams miss out on tackles Robinson and Matthews at No. 2, Lewan is another option.
T/G Zack Martin, Notre Dame
Since the Rams have an immediate need at guard, it might make more sense to pass on Robinson and Matthews and instead grab Zack Martin as the long-term answer at left guard.
With Martin's diversity, he can be the emergency left tackle if both Saffold and Long go down with injuries (not exactly an unlikely scenario given their history).