BJ Raji, DT, Boston College
|2. St. Louis Rams|
Drafter: saintnixonReasons for drafting: "A dominant D-line can mask almost any other deficiency on defense, and with Adam Carriker and Chris Long already in the fold, Raji gives the Rams a chance to have the most dominant young D-line in football as these three continue to develop. Steve Spagnuolo loves versatility along the D-line, (and has maximized the talents of such linemen as Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, and Mathias Kiwanuka,) and now he's got it. Moreover, since the Rams are in full-fledged rebuilding mode, it relieves some pressure for Raji to be dominant in his first year, which is something that rarely happens with defensive linemen. I also took a long hard look at LT Jason Smith and WR Michael Crabtree, but ultimately decided this draft is far deeper at WR and OT than it is at DL."
Read Raji's scouting report at Mocking the Draft.
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