Los Angeles Rams 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft: Braxton Jones and Micah McFadden join the team

They won the Super Bowl. Now, with this 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft, it's time for the Los Angeles Rams to take the next step and dominate.

The Los Angeles Rams, included in this 7-Round NFL Mock Draft, have made it to the mountaintop. They went all-in on the 2021 season, and it paid off. Sean McVay has a ring. Matthew Stafford has a ring. Aaron Donald has a ring. Winning the Super Bowl is the ultimate goal, and the Rams have done it. But what happens now? What is the new goal? It’s to dominate, and the 2022 NFL Draft can help work toward that.

Los Angeles Rams 7-Round NFL Mock Draft

Rams general manager Les Snead has traded away most of his team’s past and future first-round picks, and it’s worked out. Los Angeles exchanged draft capital for proven talent, and it proved to be the deciding factor in pushing them over the top. Now, however, the Rams are stuck in a bit of a quandary. They’ll have to figure out how to keep it going, with no picks in the top 100 of the 2022 NFL Draft. Can they do it? In this Los Angeles Rams 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft, we’ll seek to answer this question.

Pro Football Network’s free Mock Draft Simulator was used to compile this mock draft, updated with the final NFL Draft order in the aftermath of the Super Bowl. The Rams’ earliest pick rests at the very end of Round 3. After that, they have six selections on Day 3 — one in Round 4, three in Round 6, and two in Round 7.

Round 3, Pick 104: Braxton Jones, OT, Southern Utah

The Rams will have much to address this offseason. They won’t be able to cover everything, so they’ll have to prioritize with their lone third-round pick. The area that commands the most attention may be the trenches. 40-year old left tackle Andrew Whitworth may ride into the sunset after his Super Bowl victory. Even if he stays, the Rams would do well to have a succession plan in mind.

He may be rougher around the edges than your average third-round pick, but Southern Utah tackle Braxton Jones has the tools to be a viable option at left tackle when Whitworth leaves. Jones has a dominant wingspan and impressive athleticism out of his stance. With his grip strength, he can suffocate smaller edge defenders, and he has the knee bend to lower his pads and attain good leverage.

Round 4, Pick 142: Dominique Robinson, EDGE, Miami (OH)

The Rams’ gamble to trade for Von Miller paid off, as Miller was one of the key components on defense during their Super Bowl run. But Miller was essentially a one-year rental for the Rams. He’s set to hit free agency, and it may be more financially prudent for Los Angeles to dip into a stacked EDGE class to find a replacement. Dominique Robinson is an enticing option for the Los Angeles Rams in Round 4 of this 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft.

Robinson is a former receiver who only recently transitioned to edge rusher, but he’s already rocketing up in his projection. He has an NFL frame at 6’5″, 254 pounds, with arms over 33 inches long. At the Senior Bowl, Robinson’s explosiveness and lateral agility popped, and he frequently left tackles in the dust with his athletic ability. He also flashed the ability to time swipes at the apex. Robinson could be a very fruitful long-term investment for LA.

Round 6, Pick 210: Micah McFadden, LB, Indiana

The Rams have a big gap ahead of their sixth-round picks, and a good amount of their preferred players could go off the board during that stretch. Nevertheless, there will be diamonds in the rough to snatch at this point in the draft. One such player could be Micah McFadden. The 6’2″, 232-pound linebacker has some short-range burst, and he’s also an instinctive playmaker who totaled 216 tackles, 36 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions, and 4 pass deflections in his time at Indiana.

Round 6, Pick 211: Dylan Parham, OL, Memphis

On top of left tackle, the Rams also have looming holes at center and right guard. Brian Allen could be brought back, but the Rams may seek a steadier or cheaper option on the interior. Dylan Parham could be a solid value addition for the Los Angeles Rams this late in our 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Parham has a great combination of natural leverage and proportional length, and he had some nice reps at center during Senior Bowl week.

Round 6, Pick 213: Andrew Stueber, OL, Michigan

This late in the NFL Draft, you won’t bank on finding bona fide starting talent. But players with potential always slip through the cracks, and that’s what Michigan’s Andrew Stueber is. Stueber is a solid athlete who showed off the ability to play at multiple positions at the Senior Bowl. He has good hands and steady leverage, and his ability to play tackle and guard makes him a valuable rotational piece early on.

Round 7, Pick 236: Josh Johnson, WR, Tulsa

Undoubtedly, the Rams’ lack of draft capital this year is inhibiting. But at the very least, the abundance of late-round picks allows them to play the board and add potential steals at positions that need more depth. Wide receiver is one such position, and Josh Johnson is one such player. Johnson may be just 5’10”, 176 pounds, but he has excellent length with 32-inch arms. He’s also an incredibly natural separator, with great hip sink and acceleration out of his breaks.

Round 7, Pick 251: Isaac Taylor-Stuart, CB, USC

At this point in our Los Angeles Rams 7-Round NFL Mock Draft, all that’s left to do is take a swing on upside at a remaining position of need. Isaac Taylor-Stuart helps the Rams do that. Taylor-Stuart never lived up to his recruitment billing in college, but the USC product still has lots of potential. In high school, he tested with a 4.43 40-yard dash and a 37.7-inch vertical. That athletic ability alone makes him worth the pick, but he also has great size at 6’2″, 200 pounds.

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