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Jake Long is recovering from a serious knee injury, according to ESPN, and the Rams need to make sure there's a reliable left tackle protecting Bradford's blindside come Week 1.
The Rams might consider drafting either Robinson or Jake Matthews just to be safe. But what if Long is healthy? How do the Rams explain to fans that they squandered a No. 2 overall pick on a needless insurance policy?
Perhaps the better option is to pursue a cheap veteran tackle.
Given the drama involving Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin—a second-round pick from 2012—there's chance he can be had for cheap.
It's not totally ideal. Martin is possibly having issues adapting to the NFL culture (not that he's to blame for the unacceptable behavior of others), and his presence will likely draw unwanted media attention.
But as a player, he makes sense for St. Louis. He'll cost, at most, a mid-round pick. For that price, the Rams will not feel any pressure to start him if his services are not immediately needed. The same cannot be said for Robinson and Matthews.
If Long is totally healthy in time for Week 1, that's fine too. Martin will stay on the roster as a competent backup and as a developmental project.
Martin struggled in 2013 and is not on the same level as Robinson or Matthews as a talent, but he's a nice option to consider.
As an added bonus, this move would infuriate Richie Incognito.
Watching Martin excel for St. Louis—Incognito's first team and the club that sent him packing for bone-headed behavior—while befriending his former BFF (Long), would surely get under his skin.
Rams fans have had issues with Incognito in the past, so any move that angers Richie is a good move for St. Louis fans.
Steven Gerwel is the longest-tenured Rams Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report and serves as the Rams' game-day correspondent. You can find more of Gerwel's work by visiting his writer profile or by following him on Twitter.