d that they are the class of the NFC when they prevailed in a Thursday Night Football shootout in week 4. They kick off a three game road trip in week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks.While the Rams week 5 matchup provides an opportunity to widen their already large early season advantage in the division Los Angeles Rams Jerseys 2019 , they have some interesting games lying ahead.Remaining 2018 OpponentsWeekOpponentCurrent RecordWeekOpponentCurrent RecordWhile Iím not personally concerned about the Rams road trip, I am concerned about the two games following that stretch. The Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints both have their flaws, but can also both best the Rams on any given Sunday.The Rams could realistically head into their matchup with the Packers at 7-0, but they could also stumble in Seattle or Denver and have a loss or two. We all know what this team is capable of, but thereís a sense that we will learn more about this team as they hit the road in the coming weeks. Itís go time!"WhiteSections 2019 offseason2019 free agency2019 NFL DraftFull ArchiveLibrary 2019 NFL calendar2019 Rams regular season sched2019 Rams preseason schedMasthead Community Guidelines NFL Odds StubHub 鉁?019 NFL Draft2019 NFL Draft: Los Angeles Rams Mock V1New,28commentsItís go time!CSTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Draft: Los Angeles Rams Mock V1Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsLetís just for a moment realize the fact that I didnít bother with V1 mock draft in November. Those days, we can only hope, are long gone. This is easily the most speculative time of the year for NFL teams. I dare you to find another period of time where youíd hear the Rams want to trade Todd Gurley and sign LeíVeon Bell in his place. Seriously.Luckily, that makes this first version a little easier, and a little more fun to play around with. We donít know who the team will re-sign, or who theyíll target in free agency. We donít even know if theyíll keep the picks they have until April. IThis is truly schrodinger's mock draft. For those of you who are new to my mocks, there are only a few simple rules:No trades. I made a deal with Les - he does the trading, I do the mock drafting.I try to use Dan Kadarís latest mock as my baseline for the picks in front of the Rams. Show SB some love, yaíll.I try and add one round each version, as things start to clear up on the roster.I fully expect at least one person to rant about my stupid choices in the comments. Donít disappoint me.So Los Angeles Rams Jerseys Stitched , letís begin:Round 1, Pick 31: T.J. Hockenson, TE, IowaPlease see my last bullet point above! Somebody will find it useful. Look, this is kind of a guilty pleasure pick (leave it to McShay simultaneously steal my thunder, yet also get it wrong). But I would not be surprised if the Rams looked to upgrade post Tyler Higbee, whoís in a contract year. They went after Tyler Eifert last year, and I still maintain in my gut that Evan Engram would be a Ram if he was available in the draft, Young Gerald be damned.So, why do the Rams want to go with Hockenson here? Itís pretty simple. Think about the Rams offense with Todd Gurley. They love to run outside, they run a zone scheme, they love play-action and they love to attack intermediate routes through the air. Hockenson is the perfect - and I mean perfect - fit for that:The highlight of Hockensonís game is his run blocking skills. Make no mistake about it - youíre going to hear plenty of hyperbolic words thrown out until April. Heís made it his lifeís mission as a run blocker to straight up destroy humankind.Hockensonís ability to block on the edge is truly special and is something that the Rams will covet. Thatís a key reason for this pick, but what boosts him over other, more obvious choices is how he would fit in as a receiver; sure handed, quick and technically sound. Donít tell me you donít see this play and instantly think of a Rams PA special Dakota Allen Los Angeles Rams Jerseys , except this time Goff is throwing to a 6-5, 250lb tight end with a step on a safety:#FreeToddGurley #YearOfTheTightEndRound 3, Pick 94: Khalen Saunders, NT, WIU*The Rams traded this pick to Jacksonville for Dante Fowler, but a highly expected comp pick would return this to LA.This is a tough pick to mock months out before the draft, but here we go. Silently, I think the Rams opening at NT (pending what happens to Ndamukong Suh) is one of the most glaring holes on the roster. Whether or not Suh stays, the Rams are shockingly light here. Saunders obliterated against weaker competition and didnít miss a beat in the senior bowl:Backflips aside, Saunders has size to anchor, moves to provide interior pass rush, and heís able to utilize his natural leverage to move people around. Remind you of anyone?With that said, I think heís hard to pass up here, even if heís a rotational guy. Round 3, Pick Comp: Joe Giles-Harris Dakota Allen Jersey Baby , ILB, Duke*The Rams are expected to get two compensation picks here, apparently because both Sammy Watkins and Trumaine Johnson are now very rich.Giles-Harris is the modern day inside linebacker. Heís a decent size (240lb), and is quick enough to be able to play as a modern 3-down back. He was the team MVP last year and earned First Team All-ACC honors in 2017.Heís extremely fluid in coverage and shows great aptitude here, which makes him valuable in the nickel dominated world NFL defenses. Heís a great downfield attacker and while he isnít much of a blitzer, he shows an understanding of whatís in front of him and has 8.5 career sacks in three years with Duke. The biggest knock is that despite his size, heís not consistently able to shed blocks. If you watched the Rams linebackers in 2018, that wonít thrill you, but itís nothing you havenít seen before. His tackling, coverage skills and football IQ make him a good snag here, even if itís just as a special teams player.