Great drafting involves more than just finding superstars in the first round. Any boozed-up fan can step in and make first- and second-round selections for a team and experience moderate success.
But what separates the great teams from the basement dwellers is the ability to identify competent starters late in the draft.
In 2012, St. Louis found wide receiver Chris Givens in the fourth round and kicker Greg Zuerlein in the sixth round. Givens is a starter on offense, and Zuerlein has already established himself as one of the better kickers in the league.
In 2013, the Rams found Vanderbilt running back Zac Stacy in the fifth round. Stacy had 1,114 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns as a rookie. He appears to be a long-term answer at the running back position.
The Rams will attempt to find similar talent in the 2014 draft. Here are several late-round options possibly on their radar.