Oct 20, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; LSU Tigers safety Eric Reid (1) celebrates a victory against the Texas A

NFL Mock Draft 2013: St. Louis Rams Select...

This pick was made by Josh Hill from Fansided.com

The St. Louis Rams select Eric Reid out of LSU.

Armed with two first round draft picks, the St. Louis Rams have a chance to fortify their defense if they don’t choose to package the picks and move up. After addressing the wide receiver position with their last pick, the Rams now turn their attention to defense now that no offensive weapons remain. Expect the Rams to take a look at Menelik Watson at this point, but they won’t pass up an opportunity to shore up their young and powerful defense.

Many believe that Kenny Vaccaro would be a great fit here, but Eric Reid is more than just a replacement prize. The vicious LSU product can play right awa and make a real impact on a defense that is already one of the best young units in the league.

Reid would join a defense that already boasts talents like Chris Long, James Laurinaitis and Jo-Lonn Dumbar. But as good as the Rams defense has been, it has a shaky secondary beyond the cornerback position and needs to grab some solid safeties to shore things up. If the Rams can add a pair of top flight safeties to an already savage defense, than the NFC West may truly become not only the best division in the NFC but the best in all of football.

Here is how the draft currently stands:

1. Kansas City Chiefs — Eric Fisher, offensive tackle, Central Michigan
2. Jacksonville Jaguars — Dion Jordan, defensive end, Oregon
3. Oakland Raiders — Sharrif Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida
4. Philadelphia Eagles — Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M
5. Detroit Lions — Ezekiel Ansah, defensive end, BYU
6. Cleveland Browns — Dee Milliner, cornerback, Alabama
7. Arizona Cardinals — Lane Johnson, offensive tackle, Oklahoma
8. Buffalo Bills —  Chance Warmack, guard, Alabama
9. New York Jets — Jarvis Jones, linebacker, Georgia
10. Tennessee Titans — Jonathan Cooper, guard, North Carolina
11. San Diego Chargers —  Star Lotulelei, defensive tackle, Utah
12. Miami Dolphins —  Xavier Rhodes, cornerback, Florida State
13. New York Jets (via Tampa Bay) — Tavon Austin, wide receiver, West Virginia
14. Carolina Panthers — Sheldon Richardson, defensive tackle, Missouri
15. New Orleans Saints — Barkevious Mingo, defensive end, LSU
16. St. Louis Rams — Cordarrelle Patterson, wide receiver, Tennessee
17. Pittsburgh Steelers — Tyler Eifert, tight end, Notre Dame
18. Dallas Cowboys — Kenny Vaccaro, safety, Texas
19. New York Giants — Tank Carradine, defensive end, Florida State
20. Chicago Bears — Manti Te’o, linebacker, Notre Dame
21. Cincinnati Bengals — D.J. Fluker, offensive tackle, Alabama
22. St. Louis Rams (via Washington) — Eric Reid, safety, LSU

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