I was surfing the web earlier today and I stumbled upon an article about the Rams and trading the second overall pick. I know there are plenty of opinions on this topic, and it’s no secret where I stand, but I think it’s important to look at both sides.
The author of the article pretty much said the Rams would be making a huge mistake by trading the pick because they would miss out on drafting USC tackle Matt Kalil. I’m not going to sit here and say that Kalil isn’t going to be a great player or that the Rams couldn’t use him, because those would be lies. I believe, however, that the Rams have drafted heavily on the line recently and the bigger need is a combination of Justin Blackmon and at least one more high pick that can be used to fill holes.
Our offensive line struggled badly last season, but I still think there are some decent pieces there. There needs to be upgrades, but I’m not ready to give up on Rodger Saffold just yet. Jason Smith might be another story, but let’s worry about him later. I would love to have Kalil, but I would just love to have Blackmon and additional picks a little more.