St. Louis Rams: Grading the Strength of Every Position Unit Heading into Camp

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St. Louis Rams: Grading the Strength of Every Position Unit Heading into Camp
Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Back in February, I detailed and graded the St. Louis Rams’ roster, position by position, to determine where they needed the most attention this offseason.

The grading scale will remain the same in this progress report, but a lot of other things have changed.

Most notable were the free-agent acquisitions of Jared Cook and Jake Long, St. Louis bringing in fresh talent via the NFL draft and re-signing key rotational pieces like defensive end William Hayes.

As a reminder, here’s the grading scale.

 

A: The Rams don’t need help at the position—it’s a unit of strength.

B: Little assistance is needed: A bargain-type player or depth help would suffice.

C: The position could certainly stand to be addressed, but the Rams would be fine without a talent upgrade there.

D: The position was problematic in 2012 and will continue to be without a lot of help.

F: The Rams won’t be legitimately competitive without an overhaul at the position.

 

This time around, drastic and immediate changes aren’t exactly feasible. Free-agent talent pools have been depleted—although there are still guys out there who could do the job—and there’s not going to be a third draft this offseason.

Nobody picked a player in the second one, anyway.

 

Cap figures, unless otherwise indicated are courtesy of Spotrac.com.

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