Well, Day 2 of the NFL Draft didn’t go exactly as planned for the Rams, at least from my perspective, but the people in the War Room have a chance to make up for it on Saturday. There is still some nice talent on the board, so there will at least be options. Let’s take a look at my top players left at our biggest need positions.
Offensive Line – More specifically, offensive guard. The good news is that there are guys left that I think the Rams will have to target tomorrow. At the top of that list is Marcus Cannon (T/G, TCU). This guy was a very good tackle in college, but he projects as a guard in the NFL. He will probably go off the board quickly, but the Rams will have to consider him if he is still there when they pick. Clint Boling is a guy I have talked about prior to the draft, and I wouldn’t be shocked at all if he ended up on this team.
Linebacker – There isn’t much left as far as true 4-3 OLB’s go, and the team inexplicably passed on Mason Foster in the third round. Casey Matthews is still there, and Ross Homan (LB, Ohio St.) is a name I have heard mentioned in Rams circles as well.
Running Back – This is probably the deepest position left as far as the Rams are concerned, and I really think their plan all along has been to wait until Day 3 to address the position. Guys like Kendall Hunter, Delone Carter, Roy Helu, Jaquizz Rodgers, Taiwan Jones, and Jordan Todman will all be possibilities.
Safety – I mocked Robert Sands to the Rams before the draft, and I still think he is a very nice option. This draft was just awful at the safety position, so this might be a spot to address through free agency. Tyler Sash is still there as well, so he could also be an option.
There are obviously other positions and numerous other options, but these are the guys I like the best. If Day 2 was any indication, however, none of the players named above will be drafted by the Rams.
Topics: 2011 NFL Draft, Casey Matthews, Clint Boling, Day 3, Delone Carter, Jaquizz Rodgers, Jordn Todman, Kendall Hunter, Marcus Cannon, Mason Foster, Robert Sands, Ross Homan, Roy Helu, St. Louis Rams, Taiwan Jones, Tyler Sash, War Room