Now that the Rams have their coach in place, the next point of emphasis will be a GM and the draft. I want to say thank you to Stan Kroenke for firing BJ & the Bear (Billy Devaney and Steve Spagnuolo) and hiring a real coach.
Bernie Miklasz wrote in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this week that the Rams have drafted 104 players from 2000 to 2011, and that out those 104 players, only one (one!) has made the Pro Bowl. And that player would be Steven Jackson.
So, with that said, I thought I would give the Rams a bit of help and suggest a seven-round mock draft for the team with a 10-38 record the past three seasons.
With my mock, there is a caveat. Two trades will be reflected here:
2. The Rams trade Steven Jackson to the New York Jets for a second-round pick and a fifth-round pick.
The Rams have so many holes to fill. I feel Bradford looked disinterested (I know he was hurt) in playing later in the year (Monday Night versus Seattle?) and this will be the third new offense he will have to learn in three seasons. He is already showing early signs of David Carr syndrome, and finally, Robert Griffin III is that good.
Jackson is 29 and I know he can still play (he is the best player the Rams have) but St. Louis needs picks and the Rams could probably get some good value for him from a team that wants to run the ball.
So here is my mock, with the focus on speed. Comments are appreciated. I am not sensitive, so let me have it if you think I am worse than Devaney.