Rodger Saffold First Pick of Day 2

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After one of the longest days in recent memory for yours truly yesterday, I finally got a good night’s sleep and I am ready to do it all over again tonight. I’ve said before that I think this second rounder is an extremely important pick for this organization, and the Rams took OT Roger Saffold out of Indiana. The team must not have seen a trade package they liked for this pick, but I can’t say I’m completely shocked by this selection. It’s no secret that the team values solid line play on both sides of the ball, and Saffold was project by almost everyone as a first round selection. With that being said, I have to say I’m a bit disappointed. I feel like we have bigger needs on this team than offensive line, and I think a better pick would have been a wide receiver or even a tight end. Guys like Arrelious Benn or Golden Tate could have impacted this team greatly after the miserable offensive show we put on last season. I know we need to protect Bradford, but if he doesn’t have any weapons to throw the ball to, it won’t make much of a difference. Final word, I understand the thinking by the team here, I don’t hate the pick by any means thanks to the value of getting a first round guy in the second, but I really think we should have looked at a skill player.

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