Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day Two Options For the Rams

The first round was loaded with surprises, such as Jake Locker getting selected over Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder getting picked 11th overall by the Minnesota Vikings, and of course, Robert Quinn falling the the Rams at 
No. 14.

But the first day is a wrap. Members of the 'War Room' will go home and get some sleep (though probably not much), and then the fun starts again tomorrow evening with rounds two and three. 
So who are some appealing options for the Rams tomorrow?

-Mikel LeShoure RB Illinois: LeShoure is considered to be the second best running back in the entire draft class behind only Mark Ingram. It is probably a long shot that he'll be available when the Rams pick at No.47, but as we were reminded tonight, anything can happen on draft day. It would also be nice if the Rams could permanently end their quest for a back-up running back for Steven Jackson.

-Greg Little WR North Carolina: General Manager Billy Devaney is not a fan of drafting players with character concerns, but in my opinion Greg Little is the last receiver available in the draft with potential to be a No.1 receiver on an NFL team.

-Aaron Williams CB Texas: The Rams need help in the secondary after losing safety O.J. Atogwe. Williams would almost certainly be the best player available at No.47, and he would help solidify a St. Louis secondary that ranked 19th last season in average passing yards given up per game.

-Brandon Harris CB Miami: Just like with Williams, Harris can help to improve the Rams' defensive backfield. Harris is just as talented as Williams, but he as an even better chance at being available at No.14.

-Torrey Smith WR Maryland: In my opinion, Torry Smith will only make it as a solid No.2 receiver in the NFL. However, Devaney is a sucker for players that show a solid work ethic. Smith is a dedicated player, and his willingness to work hard might eventually prove me wrong.

-Marvin Austin DT North Carolina: Members of the Rams' front office were spotted talking to Austin during Senior Bowl week, so there is likely some interest. It would also be neat to see Austin reunited with his teammate Robert Quinn in St. Louis. They both have bright futures, and this pick could give the Rams a solid defensive line for the next ten years.

-Rahim Moore S UCLA: This year's draft is a weak year for safeties, so for what it's worth Rahim Moore is probably the best safety of the draft class. Given the extreme lack of talent that the Rams currently have at the position, Moore would probably be the starter by opening day.

-Stefen Wisniewski OG Penn St.: Wisniewski would make a solid replacement at right guard for Adam Goldberg, who greatly struggled last season. Wisniewski would immediately be a starter of the Rams' offensive line, and he would help open up the middle lanes for Steven Jackson.

-John Moffitt OG Wisconsin: If the Rams don't want to invest a 2nd round pick on a guard, then Moffitt could possibly be a different option in the 3rd round. Moffitt might require a little more polishing that Wisniewski, but he should eventually fit in nicely at right guard

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