The NFL draft is a resource that can provide your team with exciting talent, or alternatively, the draft can become a painful reminder of what could have been.
If your team drafts a bust with a top pick (something the Rams have been superb at over the last decade), it's difficult to not go back and look at how things might have played out in an alternate universe.
Troy Polamalu over Jimmy Kennedy. Roddy White over Alex Barron. Haloti Ngata over Tye Hill. Darrelle Revis over Adam Carriker.
The possibilities are endless.
But let's make this clear—every Rams pick in 2012 deserves a fair shot and should not be overly criticized (or overly praised) until they've had a chance to get on the field.
Although, while the Rams were seemingly solid on draft day, let's take a look at 10 players who the Rams passed on throughout the draft.
These 10 players are surely a few of the guys we'll be keeping an eye on over the next several years.
If some of these players flourish, we'll be crying a river. If some of them fail, we'll be praising Les Snead and Jeff Fisher for their genius analysis.