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2015 NFL Mock Draft: With The Tenth Pick, The St. Louis Rams Select...

As this year's edition of the Battle Red Block Mock Draft rolls on, the Rams had a number of appealing options when they went on the clock. Which player did they choose? Was it a sound decision?

So many questions.
So many questions.
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Representing the St. Louis Rams, El Torito (for those of you who don't speak Spanish, that means "The Torito" in English) has declared which lucky young player has been chosen to follow in the vaunted footsteps of Torry Holt, Isaac Bruce, and Az-Zahir Hakim.

With the 10th pick in the 2015 BRB Mock Draft, the St. Louis Rams select...Brandon Scherff (OL - Iowa).

This seems like a no-brainier pick given the situation with the offensive line. With Jake Long released, Joe Barksdale unsigned, Barrett Jones as the presumed center and Roger Saffold and Greg Robinson holdin' it down on the left side, Scherff can be an instant plug-in player for a Rams OL that desperately needs help in the run and pass game after ranking 20th and 23rd, respectively.

At Iowa, Scherff was an outstanding player and leader, resulting in him receiving the Outland Trophy (most outstanding interior lineman), being named permanent team captain and voted first-team All Big Ten. His measurables allow him to be able to play inside at right guard, where his power and explosiveness fit Jeff Fisher's power run scheme. With Nick Foles (most likely) the starter heading into the season, the Rams must make adjustments to the line to protect a quarterback coming off a season-ending broken collarbone (courtesy of our very own Whitney Mercilus).

I'll be honest and admit it was extremely tempting to take one of the remaining top receiving prospects ( *cough* Kevin White *cough*) since I feel the Rams need a legit number one receiving option to go along Kenny Britt and a recovering Brian Quick. But passing on one of the best lineman at a position of need would've been inexcusable. On the other hand...the West Virginia WR connection with Bailey, Austin and White would've been pretty cool.

Nonetheless, I feel Brandon Scherff can elevate the run and pass game, allowing Tre Mason, Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham to have successful rushing seasons and keeping Nick Foles clean in the pocket. Hopefully this will finally elevate A very underrated Rams team in a very tough NFC West division.


A bold pick, no? With both Kevin White and DeVante Parker on the board, and a current receiving corps that is questionable on its best day, taking Scherff here is sure to raise an eyebrow or two. What would you have done if you were in charge of the Rams and the first nine picks went the way they have in our mock draft?

Speaking of that mock draft, here's the score card so you can keep track at home.

Player Drafted
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers hlc1221 Jameis Winston QB FSU
2. Cleveland Browns (From Tennessee) Caprock High Football Leonard Williams DE/DT USC
3. Jacksonville Jaguars AFBuzz Vic Beasely OLB Clemson
4. Oakland Raiders HTown5 Amari Cooper WR Alabama
5. Washington Redskins BriceMcCainHOF Randy Gregory DE/LB Nebraska
6. New York Jets WotanTX Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
7. Chicago Bears DaJarBot Dante Fowler, Jr. OLB Florida
8. Atlanta Falcons grandmasteroz Alvin Dupree DE/OLB Kentucky
9. New York Giants Coolbreeze3 Danny Shelton DT Washington
10. St. Louis Rams El Torito Brandon Scherff OT Iowa
11 Minnesota Vikings Puma028
12. Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland) Huggy The Bear
13. New Orleans Saints UTBawse23
14. Miami Dolphins Bleyd
15. San Francisco 49ers fredy05
16. Houston Texans BRB Masthead
17. San Diego Chargers traviscogg
18. Kansas City Chiefs Zach_The_Gamecock
19.Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland via Buffalo) Huggy The Bear
20. Philadelphia Eagles
21. Cincinnati Bengals Free Range
22. Pittsburgh Steelers bigralph
23. Detroit Lions BostonianToro
24. Arizona Cardinals bt20
25. Carolina Panthers TexanStro
26. Baltimore Ravens Three and Out
27. Dallas Cowboys Roll.Texans.Roll
28. Denver Broncos BNew417
29. Indianapolis Colts Schaubshank Redemption
30. Green Bay Packers FeedEmToTheWolves8099
31. New Orleans Saints (From Seattle) UTBawse23
32. New England Patriots MD.Texan

With that, Puma028 and the Vikings are now on the clock. That pick should be submitted by 7 p.m. CDT this evening.


Pick Due By...
11. Minnesota Vikings Puma028 4/10 @7 p.m.
12. Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland) Huggy The Bear 4/11 @Noon
13. New Orleans Saints UTBawse23 4/11 @7 p.m.
14. Miami Dolphins Bleyd 4/12 @Noon
15. San Francisco 49ers fredy05 4/12 @7 p.m.
16. Houston Texans BRB Masthead 4/13 @Noon
17. San Diego Chargers traviscogg 4/13 @7 p.m.
18. Kansas City Chiefs Zach_The_Gamecock 4/14 @Noon
19.Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland via Buffalo) Huggy The Bear 4/14 @7 p.m.
20. Philadelphia Eagles 4/15 @Noon
21. Cincinnati Bengals Free Range 4/15 @7 p.m.
22. Pittsburgh Steelers bigralph 4/16 @Noon
23. Detroit Lions BostonianToro 4/16 @7 p.m.
24. Arizona Cardinals bt20 4/17 @Noon
25. Carolina Panthers TexanStro 4/17 @7 p.m.
26. Baltimore Ravens Three and Out 4/18 @Noon
27. Dallas Cowboys Roll.Texans.Roll 4/18 @7 p.m.
28. Denver Broncos BNew417 4/19 @Noon
29. Indianapolis Colts Schaubshank Redemption 4/19 @7 p.m.
30. Green Bay Packers FeedEmToTheWolves8099 4/20 @Noon
31. New Orleans Saints (From Seattle) UTBawse23 4/20 @7 p.m.
32. New England Patriots MD.Texan 4/21 @Noon