- Nick Wagoner, ESPN Staff Writer
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ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has been consistent in his belief that the St. Louis Rams should spend the higher of their two first-round draft picks on a top-notch offensive lineman.
In the first version of Kiper's mock, he had the Rams selecting Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews. In version 2.0, Kiper changed the name but not the position, opting for Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson. The Rams can't really go wrong with either player though a consensus seems to have emerged that Robinson is the prospect with greater upside while Matthews is the safer choice.
At No. 13, Kiper has been even more consistent, tabbing the same player for the same spot in Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans.
Although we are only a few days into free agency, the Rams' needs on the offensive line remain and have actually been magnified a bit. Here's the latest projection from Kiper.