2013 NN NFL mock draft: With the forty-sixth pick, the St. Louis Rams select ...


The Niners Nation Community Mock Draft moves to pick No. 46, which belongs to the St. Louis Rams.

We're on to the fourteenth pick of the second round, No. 46 overall in the 2013 Niners Nation NFL mock draft. If you missed parts of the first round, check out our entire rundown.

The St. Louis Rams are now on the clock, and their Niners Nation GM is TheFreakSFG. With the forty-sixth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Rams select Eric Reid, S, LSU.

Explanation: The Rams have their biggest need (WR) already filled, and also got an impact defensive lineman, so someone like Jesse Williams isn't an option here. While the Rams could use a guard here to bolster the offensive line, I decided their biggest remaining need was safety and the Rams get a Day One starter with Reid. While Reid did not play as well last season as he did in 2011, he has the athleticism to do nearly everything you want a safety to do, from pass coverage, to run support, to solid tackling. He has great ball skills and isn't afraid to get physical with WR's and TE's. He's inconsistent and gets overaggressive at times, but he is a solid prospect and is of great value at this point in the draft.

Trevor Woods: Very logical pick by the Rams here. Reid is the best safety left on the board and will be a big, physical presence in the Rams secondary. TheFreakSFG has filled some holes for the Rams nicely in the first two rounds. Reid would be an upgrade over former Ram and current 49er Craig Dahl. I like Reid and feel he is one of the better all around safeties in the draft, being both a good run and pass defender.

Nick Chiamardas: TheFreakSFG continues to bolster the Rams roster with day one starters. Reid is an excellent value pick lasting until the middle of round two AND he fills a need in the Rams secondary. The Rams released Quintin Mickell and lost Craig Dahl in free agency so this move gives them one of the top safety prospects in the draft. It also provides them some flexibility in the secondary. Most defenses now have gone away from traditional free and strong safety roles, choosing to mix up schemes in order to try and confuse a more pass prolific league. Reid is probably best suited for free safety but can play either position, allowing the Rams to look for the best available compliment later in the draft or via free agency.

Niners Nation Mock Draft, Round 1

  1. Kansas City Chiefs -- Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah [Explanation]
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia [Explanation]
  3. Oakland Raiders -- Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon [Explanation]
  4. Philadelphia Eagles -- Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M [Explanation]
  5. Detroit Lions -- Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan [Explanation]
  6. Cleveland Browns -- Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama [Explanation]
  7. Arizona Cardinals -- Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas [Explanation]
  8. Buffalo Bills -- Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU [Explanation]
  9. New York Jets -- Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama [Explanation]
  10. Tennessee Titans -- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida [Explanation]
  11. San Diego Chargers -- Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma [Explanation]
  12. Miami Dolphins -- Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina [Explanation]
  13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State [Explanation]
  14. Carolina Panthers -- Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee [Explanation]
  15. New Orleans Saints -- Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU [Explanation]
  16. St. Louis Rams -- Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri [Explanation]
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia [Explanation]
  18. Dallas Cowboys -- D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama [Explanation]
  19. New York Giants -- Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia [Explanation]
  20. Chicago Bears -- Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia [Explanation]
  21. Cincinnati Bengals -- Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State [Explanation]
  22. St. Louis Rams -- DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson [Explanation]
  23. Minnesota Vikings -- Keenan Allen, WR, Cal [Explanation]
  24. Indianapolis Colts -- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA [Explanation]
  25. Minnesota Vikings -- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington [Explanation]
  26. Green Bay Packers -- Damontre Moore, DE/OLB [Explanation]
  27. Houston Texans -- Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee [Explanation]
  28. Denver Broncos -- Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State [Explanation]
  29. New England Patriots -- Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist [Explanation]
  30. Atlanta Falcons -- Tank Carradine, DE/OLB, Florida State [Explanation]
  31. San Francisco 49ers -- Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International [Explanation]
  32. Baltimore Ravens -- Matt Elam, S, Florida [Explanation]
  33. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Alex Okafor, DE, Texas [Explanation]
  34. San Francisco 49ers -- Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State [Explanation]
  35. Philadelphia Eagles -- Kyle Long, OL, Oregon [Explanation]
  36. Detroit Lions -- Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State [Explanation]
  37. Cincinnati Bengals -- D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina [Explanation]
  38. Arizona Cardinals -- Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame [Explanation]
  39. New York Jets -- Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford [Explanation]
  40. Tennessee Titans -- Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut [Explanation]
  41. Buffalo Bills -- Matt Barkley, QB, USC [Explanation]
  42. Miami Dolphins -- Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State [Explanation]
  43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State [Explanation]
  44. Carolina Panthers -- Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina [Explanation]
  45. San Diego Chargers -- Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia [Explanation]
  46. St. Louis Rams -- Eric Reid, S, LSU
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