Rams’ Needs for the 2016 Season: Wide Receiver
The start of Free Agency has not been kind to the Rams. Although they were able to keep Trumaine Johnson by tagging him, they lost starting corner Janoris Jenkins to the New York Giants and Safety Rodney McLeod to the Philadelphia Eagles. That hurts their defense, which was the shining light of the team.
But shifting focus to the other side of the ball, the Rams now need to make moves to strength their anemic offense. Besides Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin, there simply are no weapons to build around. And while the team needs a Quarterback, there is not point in getting your franchise Quarterback if he doesn’t have playmakers.
The biggest name of the free agency block right now is Mohamed Sanu, who is nowhere near a number one receiver, so the Rams must look towards the draft to fill the void. The player the Rams must take is Laquon Treadwell. He had a poor combine but Treadwell is what the Rams need. He is a big physical Wide Receiver who can go up and get the ball.
The Rams simply do not have a high point pass catcher like Treadwell. While there are other Wide Receivers in the draft, none have the ability to get the ball like Treadwell. While the Rams now have defensive needs they need to look at, offense is still the main issue on the team. And while Treadwell can’t solve all the problems of this team, he is a step in the right direction.