In a 2017 NFL Mock Draft published by Bleacher Report, the Los Angeles Rams selected offensive tackle Forrest Lamp from Western Kentucky.
This is fascinating news, considering in the most recent mock draft from Luke Easterling of Draft Wire, Lamp was drafted as high as No. 14 overall. FOX Sports has Lamp in the first round and so too does the latest from CBS Sports. Lamp also went first round in the Pro Football Focus mock draft.
But here’s what Miller wrote yesterday about why Lamp fell out of earlier first round projections (via Bleacher Report):
“Two small-school linemen generated a lot of pre-Senior Bowl buzz, but neither Forrest Lamp (Western Kentucky) or Antonio Garcia (Troy) were able to build strong performances. Lamp went out with a high ankle sprain Wednesday, but one scout who watched him exclusively during the first day of practice said he ‘struggled a lot with inside speed and power. He’s a project.’”
In Miller’s mock draft, there were some notable players available when the Rams select in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
That list includes CB Adoree’ Jackson (USC), WR John Ross (Washington), CB Cordrea Tankersley (Clemson), WR Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington), LB T.J. Watt (Wisconsin) and OG Dan Feeney (Indiana).
Lamp has a ceiling as high as Dallas Cowboys star offensive lineman Zack Martin — who he has received many have comparisons to recently.
But with so much talent on the board, it will be interesting to see if he falls to Los Angeles…and if they chose to select him if he is there.