Twenty-six college prospects, including likely top-five picks defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey of LSU and running back Darren McFadden of Arkansas, are at Rams Park for personal visits through tomorrow.
Defensive lineman Vernon Gholston of Ohio State and Chris Long of Virginia, along with offensive tackle Jake Long of Michigan were in St. Louis over the weekend for more one on one time with the Rams’ coaching staff. Dorsey came down with the flu, so he had to reschedule for Tuesday.
It’s a good indication that those three players in over the weekend along with Dosey are high on the Rams’ needs list as they are looking at the D-line or offensive line with the number two pick in the draft. Of course, it’s reported that Jake Long of Michigan is in contract negotiations with the Dolphins who have the number one pick.
Here’s what draft experts are saying about some of the potential high draft picks.
GLENN DORSEY, Defensive Tackle LSU
Some experts think this disruptive inside force is the best player in the draft if health concerns are answered.
VERNON GHOLSTON, Defensive End Ohio State
Arguably the best pass rusher in draft, with plenty of upside; some concerns over consistency and run defense.
CHRIS LONG, Defensive End, Virginia
Known for his non-stop effort, but underrated athletically; had as many sacks (14) as Gholston last season.
JAKE LONG, Offensive Tackle, Michigan
Can play right tackle or left; strong, intense performer who gives up few sacks and is rarely penalized.
Here’s a list of other players attending the Rams’ draft interviews.
Mackenzy Bernadeau OG Bentley
Andre Caldwell WR Florida
Antoine Cason CB Arizona
Brad Cottam TE Tennessee
Glenn Dorsey DT LSU
Joe Flacco QB Delaware
Charles Godfrey CB Iowa
John Greco G/T Toledo
James Hardy WR Indiana
Chad Henne QB Michigan
Tim Hightower RB Richmond
DeSean Jackson WR California
Mike Jenkins CB South Florida
Chris Johnson RB East Carolina
Tyrell Johnson SS Arkansas State
Trevor Laws DT Notre Dame
Curtis Lofton LB Oklahoma
Jerod Mayo LB Tennessee
Darren McFadden RB Arkansas
Vincent Redd DE/LB Liberty
David Roach FS Texas Christian
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB Tennessee State
Kevin Smith RB Central Florida
Limas Sweed WR Texas
Chris Williams OT Vanderbilt