Over the past week NFL.coms Dave Dameshek, Elliot Harrison, and Daniel Jeremiah have been putting together a draft that includes the best all-time players. They call it the 2014 All-Time Draft. In this draft teams can select the best all-time players in NFL History, the only catch is that no current player can be drafted. That means no Peyton Manning or Tom Brady.
With The Second Overall Pick of the all-time draft, the St. Louis Rams Select….
RB Jim Brown, Syracuse
Not to say that I wouldnt be disappointed that the Rams drafted Jim Brown, with the emergence of Zac Stacy, taking a running back at the second overall pick doesn’t make a lot of sense. This would create a lot of controversy in the back field after a fantastic rookie season by Stacy.
A clear-cut offensive tackle like Anthony Munoz like Harrison suggests or even Bruce Matthews. A linebacker like Lawrence Taylor would also make some sense to add to an already good defense ran by Gregg Williams.
For Sam Bradford ‘haters’ selecting Dan Marino and giving the Rams a franchise quarterback would certainly be something the team would have to consider, or even stretch on a wide receiver and take Jerry Rice to give the Rams a dominant number one receiver.
Either way, Jim Brown gives the Rams a a great offensive weapon and is the kind of back that Jeff Fisher likes. And not only can Brown run the football, but he can also be a threat in the backfield and return kickoffs if needed.
As disappointing as it is for Stacy, Brown will certainly be up for rookie of the year and could be a future Pro Bowl and All-Pro caliber player. Brown could be the next Adrian Peterson when it comes to running backs.
With The 13th Overall Pick in the All-Time Draft, the St. Louis Rams select…
WR Randy Moss, Marshall
The Rams did well here getting a big target for Sam Bradford on the outside. Moss will definitely give the division rival Seattle Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” a lot to handle. The concerning part of Moss is that he does bring along some off the field issues and is one of those diva receivers that teams try to avoid.
The Rams very well could have taken Deacon Jones, who was taken by the Bears the very next pick, to add to their defensive line rotation, and a player that would have made a lot of sense is safety Ronnie Lott. The Rams have a hole in the secondary at safety, and to pass on Lott is a head scratcher. Mel Blount who went 16 to the Cowboys would have also made sense.
Either way, Moss is a fantastic player and can flat out play. He will be able to stretch the field and give the Rams a deep threat, and will also be a threat in the red zone. Sam Bradford will definitely be a happy camper when he learns that the Rams took Moss.
The Rams have had some problems with their offense over the past decade and adding players like Brown and Moss will certainly help change that trend.