Mar 27, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks former player Marcus Lattimore makes a reception during pro day in Columbia. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Ramblin' Fans Breakfast Links: Top 10 Draft Picks, Chris Long Restructures, NFC West Trifecta

 

We are only two days away from the 2013 NFL Draft, which means things are going to start heating up in the mock world. However, that is not the only St. Louis Rams noise out there. Here are some of the top Rams-related stories you might have missed…

 

West pre-draft rankings: Closing thoughts

Mike Sando and Matt Williamson talk the NFC West, dropping some very “forward thinking” ideas on next season. One of those statements insinuates that THREE NFC West teams might make the playoffs next season… and no, the Arizona Cardinals are not one of those.

 

Rams restructure Chris Long’s contract

Remember earlier in the offseason when it seemed like every team in the NFL was joining the “restructuring player contracts” fad? Well, the St. Louis Rams have now joined that party, re-working Chris Long’s mega-deal to give the team some much needed cap relief.

 

Lattimore’s career appeared over, but he’s still chasing his NFL dream

This isn’t necessarily related to the Rams… yet. Marcus Lattimore figures to be in the board as late as the 4th or 5th round. That type of talent, that late in the draft has Jeff Fisher’s name written all over it! If the St. Louis Rams miss out on Eddie Lacy early, do not be surprised if the Rams’ front office takes a calculated risk on Lattimore.

 

Top 10 St. Louis Rams Draft Picks of All Time

There are little to no “modern” Rams on this all-time list, and with good reason. Since the demise of the Greatest Show on Turf, the St. Louis Rams have been dismal; Steven Jackson likely being the only bright spot on the team over the last half decade. However, No. 7 on this list should be a reminder of what taking a solid, playmaking receiver in the draft can do, immediately, for a quarterback and, more importantly, for an organization.

 

NFC West draft needs: San Francisco 49ers could use Matt Elam

NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling breaks down the NFC West’s biggest needs and players that might fit into those spots for each team. Naturally, wide receiver is the “top” need for the St. Louis Rams. Who does he think should fill that role…?

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