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I don't think the Rams have a Calvin Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald-type receiving stud in their arsenal, but I do believe this is the most talented group of receivers the Rams have had since the Greatest Show on Turf.
Lance Kendricks is poised for a breakout season. A more simplified offense that features him as a play-action weapon over the middle and down the seam should make him a go-to weapon for Sam Bradford. Danny Amendola is dangerous in the slot, and while he won't put up a ton of yards or touchdowns, he is a chain mover.
With Kendricks and Amendola working the middle, the Rams need weapons on the outside.
According to Clayon of ESPN.com, the Rams might have stumbled onto something in camp with Steve Smith, who finally looks healthy, and has been working as an outside receiver. Rookies Brian Quick and Chris Givens are inexperienced, but they both bring a lot of talent to the group. Greg Salas looks to build on his impressive rookie season that was cut short by injury.
Out of the backfield, Jackson is a weapon, and the Rams plan to use Pead as a Darren Sproles type of "scat back" weapon.
Bottom line, the Rams are more talented, far more talented, than they were a year ago. Is this group going to be a Top 10 offense? Definitely not. Will they be able to make the playoffs? Only if they're really lucky.
I know this: for the first time in a long time, the Rams have some young players to build around on offense. They are probably one elite receiver and a couple of years away from going on a deep playoff run, and you can bank on this: a lot of these players will be a part of that future success.