2014 NFL Mock Draft, Complete 1st Round, V 4.0

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2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Jadeveon Clowney
Defensive End, South Carolina

Oct 12, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; South Carolina Gamecock defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) runs through the line during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. South Carolina defeated Arkansas 52-7. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s consider the surrounding circumstances facing the Rams. They’re in an NFC West division with three grueling defenses. Head coach Jeff Fisher has enjoyed his most successful seasons when his Tennessee Titans defenses were plentiful along the defensive front with capable defensive backs throughout the entire secondary. While many outsiders and experts look at this offense and think of a pick No. 2 and 13 combination that includes OT plus Mike Evans or Sammy Watkins plus OT / Zack Martin, I’m expecting the Rams to either trade out of No. 2 or use No. 2 and 13 to load up on defense. That starts with Jadeveon Clowney, who may remind Coach Fisher of Jevon Kearse.