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Rams Draft Notes: DeAndre Hopkins and Kenny Vaccaro

DeAndre Hopkins 

According to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will hold a private workout with the St. Louis Rams Monday after having held a similar session with the Rams last Friday.

The Rams are rumored to have head coach Jeff Fisher, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, wide receivers coach Ray Sherman and quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti all in attendance for Monday’s workout.

Hopkins has also worked out recently with the Carolina Panthers and the team’s wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl. Assuming the Rams don’t trade up, Carolina with the No. 14 overall selection could snatch Hopkins before the Rams are on the clock for the first time at No. 16.

Hopkins has also been in the news lately with the bizarre story of a trashed hotel room during the NFL Combine a few months ago. Hopkins has denied any wrongdoing.

Kenny Vaccaro

In the event Hopkins is off the board by the time the Rams are on the clock Thursday night, another player that could be enticing is Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, an NFC scout believes the Rams “have to take [Vaccaro]” writes Jim Thomas.

I think he’s probably not as good as Earl Thomas but he’s up there,” says the scout. “He’s a legitimate guy.”

The offseason losses of safeties Quintin Mikell and Craig Dahl leaves St. Louis without either of its starting safeties from a year ago. Depending on the board at No. 16, the want of a skill position player and the need of a defensive back may determine where the Rams go in the first round.

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