It seems like just yesterday that we were talking about whether or not any of the incoming rookies would be attending the 2011 NFL Draft, and now the list just keeps growing. It was announced today that Illinois defensive lineman Corey Liuget will be in attendance at Radio City Music Hall at the end of this month to hear his name called by an NFL team. There are many people in the know who believe the Rams are extremely high on Liuget, and he is a very realistic option for us at 14.
I haven’t exactly decided how I feel about the prospect of Liuget to the Rams. We have a need at DT, and there’s no doubt he would be an upgrade over what we have, but I just don’t know. If Julio Jones isn’t there, I still think I would prefer a pass-rushing end if we pick at 14. Maybe I’m still a little gun-shy about drafting DT’s from the numerous past failures of this franchise at that position, but it’s hard for me to get excited about Liuget. That doesn’t mean he isn’t a good player, because I really think he will be a very good NFL tackle, but I won’t be jumping for joy if he’s our first pick.