We’re less than 48 hours away from the beginning of the highly anticipated 2021 NFL Draft ripe with storylines and intrigue. As such, Couch Potato General Manager offers its final Mock Draft to satiate your NFL Draft appetite just a while longer. CPGM Drew and Juice go head-to-head on the first 32 (1-16) picks comprising the 1st round chalk full of trades, with teams jockeying to nab their quarterback of the future, star play-maker and/or additional draft capital. Please note that this mock draft does not reflect what we think will happen, but rather what we would do given the opportunity to make these picks ourselves. Enjoy. Part two coming soon.
Two first round selections in 2022 and 2023 respectively and a third round selection in 2021. Furthermore, the Rams still owe Jared Goff $22.2 million in 2021 and will pick up the remaining two years on Stafford’s contract for a total of $43 million. After trading for Stafford, the Rams will have potentially gone seven consecutive seasons without a first round pick.
Clearly the Rams are “all-in” in 2021 which has been par for the course since General Manager Les Snead and Sean McVay have began working together in L.A. However, it was the battery of Snead and McVay should not (will not) continue to receive a pass for the Rams’ struggles. Snead’s aggressiveness in terms of acquiring veteran talent via trade and willingness to dole out exorbitant contracts has put the Rams in a challenging cap situation particularly with the salary cap being reduced in 2021. McVay on the other has been insulated from criticism for the most part considering Goff’s struggles. However, a close examination of his situational play-calling and use of personnel reveals that he has not adjusted effectively enough since his meteoric rise to the head coach rank.
CPGM Juice and Drew delve into the blockbuster trade from the perspective of the Rams focusing primarily on: Stafford, McVay and the future of the Rams front office/roster.
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