5 Players St. Louis Rams Should Target on Day 2
It was an eventful first round for Jeff Fisher, Les Snead and the entire St. Louis Rams organization.
The Rams traded up from No. 16 to No. 8 overall to draft an offensive weapon who was on every Rams fan's radar—Tavon Austin.
St. Louis lost its second-round pick in the trade, but Austin will add an electric element to an offense that has been nothing short of anemic in recent years.
Additionally, the Rams traded down from No. 22 to No. 30 (adding Atlanta's third- and sixth-round picks in the process) to add another immediate starter in linebacker Alec Ogletree, who will be an intimidating presence up front.
But the excitement is far from over—the Rams have three picks on Friday and it's guaranteed to be a hectic day.
Here are five players to keep an eye on for Rounds 2 and 3.
G Larry Warford, Kentucky
St. Louis missed out on Chance Warmack and Jonathan Cooper in Round 1, but it's not too late for additional offensive line upgrades.
Larry Warford does not have the raw talent of a Warmack or Cooper, but he's a solid pick who faced hard-nosed SEC defenses throughout his collegiate career.
If Warford drops to the bottom of Round 2, he'll be on the Rams' radar.
RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama
With no running back selected in Round 1, the top running back of the class is still available.
The Rams no longer have a second-round pick, so they'd have to piece together a significant trade up to secure Ed Lacy, but it's something to consider.
Don't expect St. Louis to make a monumental leap for Lacy, but if the Crimson Tide locomotive drops to the back end of Round 2, the Rams will be somewhat tempted.
RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
With no second-round pick tomorrow, the Rams will have to get excellent value out of their three third-round picks.
With that being the case, what could possibly be better than adding a top-10 talent in the third round?
Marcus Lattimore has a bum knee that required reconstructive surgery, but he has indicated that he'll be ready for the 2013 season (according to his Twitter page).
Week 1!— Marcus Lattimore (@LattTwoOne) April 24, 2013
Lattimore is obviously a bit of a gamble due to his injuries, but there's not a single player left on the board with a bigger upside.
S Baccari Rambo, Georgia
The Rams failed to add a Round 1 safety, and with Darian Stewart as the top safety currently on the roster, they are in desperate need for help up top.
Luckily for St. Louis, the 2013 draft is loaded with quality safeties, so it's not to late to add some talent.
Baccari Rambo would make for an excellent third-round pickup. His SEC experience gives him a leg up while his 16 career picks is exactly what the Rams are looking for.
RB Christine Michael, Texas A&M
The Rams did not secure Eddie Lacy in Round 1, so they're still in need of an every-down back to replace Steven Jackson.
St. Louis still has faith in second-year backs Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson, but both players are undersized and not built for 20 or more carries a game.
Christine Michael has a very realistic shot at slipping into round three, where the Rams would be getting a bargain.