The St. Louis Rams unfortunately cannot narrow down their needs, not even to 2-3 different positions. One thing we do know, Steven Jackson is the running back of the future for them, so we can mark CJ Spiller off the list. Defensively, the Rams were ranked 29th in the league, 25th in passing, and 27th in rushing allowed. Their offense matched their defense at 29th in the league as well, 28th in passing, and 20th in rushing. So where should they focus their attention? Good question!
The Rams will focus their attention on the defense with this pick. They have a defensive minded coach in Steve Spagnuolo, who came over from the Giants two years ago. Spagnuolo led the Giants defense in their Super Bowl run in 2008, and that is what landed him in St. Louis. With many questions swirling around about the future of Marc Bulger, some may speculate the Rams using the No. 1 overall pick on Jimmy Clausen or Sam Bradford. I do not see that happening. I believe Bulger will get another shot in St. Louis, and if he doesn't work out, well Jake Locker will be ready for the Rams next year! I also see the possibility of them bringing in Michael Vick from the Eagles.
The big name player in this draft is one that, ironically, may be hard to spell, Ndamukong Suh from Nebraska. Never in my life have I seen a defensive player take over games like he did. He shut down Colt McCoy in the Big 12 Championship and almost pulled off the biggest upset in Big 12 history. Suh had 82 tackles, 12 sacks, and 1 interception his senior year. Yes, I said 82 tackles, and he is an interior lineman!
The Rams will choose Suh, and will have an outstanding player to build their defense around.
St. Louis Rams select Ndamukong Suh, DT, from the University of Nebraska.