2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - The St. Louis Rams Select....

LINCOLN NE - OCTOBER 30: Quarterback Taylor Martinez #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers tries to slip the grip of defensive end Aldon Smith #85 of the Missouri Tigers during first half action of their game at Memorial Stadium on October 30 2010 in Lincoln Nebraska. Nebraska Defeated Missouri 31-17. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

For the No. 14 pick in the second-annual Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Jaegner selected for the St. Louis Rams, who have the standard three picks available.  Here is the pick...

With the No. 14 pick in the 2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the St. Louis select...

Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri.


The Rams are currently in as good a position as they've been in in years.  With a new franchise quarterback, a good young coaching staff, and a clear, identifiable team direction, the arrow is clearly pointing up in St. Louis.  One good thing about having a clear, identifiable team direction is that it leaves you with holes in your roster that are just that - clear and identifiable.  Most obviously, the Rams need a #1 receiver, depth on the entire front 7, help in the secondary, and a better presence in the interior offensive line.

As the Rams' general manager, I chose to grab one of my favorite pass rushers in the draft, Aldon Smith.  He sheds blocks violently, gets in the backfield fast, and has the potential to be a game changer at defensive end.  We love his relentless motor and his versatility.  I understand that this might not be the most obvious choice because we have some very viable starters at defensive end, but James Hall is 34 years old and there's really nothing behind him.  It's time to start grooming a new franchise player at this position. 

We need help all over the defensive line, not just at the end.  The great thing about Aldon Smith is that he can help us in the interior too, as he played all over the place in college.  He may have struggled against the run at times in college (although he's great in pursuit), but he's bulked up and we're confident we can take his natural playmaking ability and mold him into a great all-around player.  As well as playing defensive end for us, I can see him moving inside at times in obvious passing downs...playing a role similiar to Geno Atkins with the Bengals.  We fully believe that Smith is going to help us continue to turn around a defense that ranked 17th against the rush and 19th against the pass. 

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Draft Overview:

Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
Carolina James Shively Nick Fairley / DT
Denver sexsalad Patrick Peterson / CB
Buffalo Elguapo09 Von Miller / OLB
Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 A.J. Green / WR
Arizona Broski Da'Quan Bowers / DE
Cleveland Joe Goodberry Marcell Dareus / DL
San Francisco Heybrown Prince Amukamara/CB
Tennessee Oxalis Cam Newton/ QB
Dallas Jim0ijk Robert Quinn/ DE
Washington Pardon_My_French Blaine Gabbert/ QB
Houston Joe27 Julio Jones/ WR
Minnesota CarsonOrBust Tyron Smith/ OL
Detroit The_Black_Stripes
Cameron Jordan/ DE-DT
St. Louis Jaegner
Aldon Smith/ DE
Miami JaredM
Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
New England (from Oakland / Seymour) UpStateMike
San Diego Quickslant
New York Giants TheDealio
Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
Kansas City Indesignkat
Indianapolis Ddbumpus
Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
New Orleans FriarBob
Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
Baltimore FriarBob
Atlanta TruWhoDey
New England UpStateMike
Chicago Bsmith4256
New York Jets Polo_614
Pittsburgh Jason Garrison
Green Bay Sean Weaver
New England (from Carolina / Armanti Edwards) UpStateMike
Buffalo Elguapo09
Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
Denver sexsalad
Cleveland Jason Garrison
Arizona Broski
Tennessee Oxalis
Dallas Jim0ijk
Washington Pardon_My_French
Houston Joe27
Minnesota CarsonOrBust
Detroit The_Black_Stripes
San Francisco Heybrown
Denver (from Miami / Brandon Marshall) sexsalad
St. Louis Jaegner
Oakland NoodleXV
Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
San Diego Quickslant
Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
New York Giants TheDealio
Indianapolis Ddbumpus
Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
Kansas City Indesignkat
New Orleans FriarBob
Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
Baltimore Joe Goodberry
Atlanta TruWhoDey
New England UpStateMike
San Diego (from NYJets / Antonio Cromartie) Quickslant
Chicago Bsmith4256
Pittsburgh FriarBob
Green Bay Sean Weaver
Carolina James Shively
Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
Denver sexsalad
Buffalo Elguapo09
Arizona Broski
Cleveland FriarBob
Dallas Jim0ijk
New Orleans (from Washington / Jammal Brown) FriarBob
Houston Joe27
New England (from Minnesota / Randy Moss) UpStateMike
Detroit The_Black_Stripes
San Francisco Heybrown
Tennessee Oxalis
St. Louis Jaegner
Miami JaredM
Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
Oakland NoodleXV
San Diego Quickslant
New York Giants TheDealio
Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
Kansas City Indesignkat
Indianapolis Ddbumpus
New Orleans FriarBob
San Diego (from Seattle / Charlie Whitehurst) Quickslant
Baltimore Jason Garrison
Atlanta TruWhoDey
New England UpStateMike
Chicago Bsmith4256
New York Jets Polo_614
Pittsburgh Joe Goodberry
Green Bay Sean Weaver
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