The St. Louis Rams, being as close to the salary cap as they are, will not be able to bring in six starters through free agency like they did in 2012.
Most estimates suggest that the Rams will have roughly $10 million in cap space once the free agency signing period begins on March 12.
But keep in mind they will need to use a sizable chunk of that money to sign their draft picks and any of their own free agents they wish to bring back.
The Rams need to fill seven holes in their roster this offseason: offensive tackle, offensive guard, safety, tight end, wide receiver, running back and kick returner. Fortunately for them, they possess four of the first 78 picks in the draft—more than any other team.
With another solid draft, the Rams should get four starters out of those picks, and they may kill two birds with one stone if they draft a wide receiver who could also perform kick return duties (Cordarrelle Patterson?).
But that still leaves two to three holes the Rams will have to fill with free-agent signings.
Let's see if we can help them out by prioritizing the needs they should look to address through free agency.