Depending on how you want to look at it, Monday was a day of mixed emotions for Rams fans. First, the team fired GM Billy Devaney and head coach Steve Spagnuolo, which I assume is a bad thing since people lost their jobs and the organization has to start over again. Some people may say it’s good that we are starting over, but I guess we will find out. The real good news came Monday night, when Oklahoma St. WR Justin Blackmon absolutely put on a show against Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl and then told the world that he plans to enter the draft.
Blackmon showed on Monday exactly why there should be no doubt about who the Rams are picking in the draft. Blackmon finished with just under 200 yards receiving, and he added three scores as well. He showed great hands, breakaway speed, big-play ability and toughness with the ball in his hands. I know I’m biased because I was already in love with him, but you can’t argue that he isn’t exactly what the Rams need. After seeing what guys like AJ Green and Julio Jones did as rookies this season, I’m convinced Blackmon can make a difference right away here in St. Louis.
Two overall is pretty high to take a receiver, but this is a special case. The Rams are in desperate need of a playmaker, and Blackmon sure looks like that guy.