NFL Draft 2011: St. Louis Rams Need More Than Just Receivers
I'll spare you much of the tedious argument for why the Rams should select a receiver with their first-round selection, even if that means moving up via trade.
Yes, a playmaker on the outside was the most glaring deficiency of the offense in 2010, but a team that won a single game just two seasons ago — and 13 in the last four — does not have the luxury of focusing a majority of its resources on one handicap.
Steve Spagnuolo and the front office very may well get their receiver at No. 14, but there's a chance that player won't be either Julio Jones or A.J. Green, in which case any other selection would most certainly be considered a short-sight reach, reminiscent of the bygone Mike Martz era.
In order to fully execute a run-first identity, the Rams have to get stronger along the interior of the offensive line. Other than that, a dominant defensive tackle, such as Corey Luiget from Illinois, would help keep James Laurinitis and the rest of an underwhelming linebacking corps clean, and a replacement must also be found for departed safety Oshiomogho Atogwe.
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