By Mike Holian @MikedUpHooligan on March 26, 2014
First came free agency, followed up by one of the more comical rule changes in recent history (better sharpen those jump shots), but the drama brought forth by the NFL Draft remains unmatched. The Rams hold the 2nd overall power, creating one of the most interesting subplots of draft day. Will the pick be dealt? Is the "backing" of QB Sam Bradford just for show? One thing is crystal, this defensive juggernaut is in need of offensive assistance.
O-Linemen, the usual hit-or-miss suspects. However, Matthews would be the antidote to help fix the Rams' two torn-ACL issues. With Jake Long's return to the trenches a question mark, and Bradford's seemingly fragile state, the pedigree of the Texas A&M standout can be implemented into the starting lineup Week 1.
He is renowned for his versatility, lowering the boom on run-blocks, and keeping his head on a swivel during pass protection.
The mammoth (6-foot-5) and beastly (332 pounds) offensive tackle, and now-former Auburn Tiger, Greg Robinson, has rightfully garnered the utmost praise. Usually, too much is made of a 40-yard dash time when applying it to the offensive side of the ball, but when a behemoth lineman clocks in at 4.92, a double-take ensues.
Robinson is the missing mean-streak piece that would take Zac Stacy and the Rams' rushing attack to elite status.
As much as this organization's countless rooftop screaming of Bradford is "our guy" should yield confidence in the QB, it just so happens that in this case, the jury has been sequestered since his rookie year. Enter Teddy Bridgewater, one who if passed upon, can lead to a burgeoning franchise falling flat. Johnny Football extends plays, and Blake Bortles passes the eye test, but pocket presence still holds water. Cross that Bridge, St. Louis.
Kenny Britt? This is a franchise on the cusp, not an infirmary. Citizens of St. Louis, this must not happen; drafting your much-needed wideout is the path well chosen. In one fell swoop, the Rams' major weakness of their vertical attack would be transformed into an intimidating, every week force to be reckon with by the selection of Watkins -- one who recorded 1,464 yards and 12 TD's in 2013, followed by a 16-reception Orange bowl dismantling.
When a squad is a few pieces away from attaining playoff-glory, the "best fit" selection should be its only concern. What's truly missing from the receiving corps? An over-the-middle physicality. Well, Texas A&M has served up this year's edition on a silver platter, as Evans' brand of contact initiation has become any film session's main feature. Combining his size and ruthlessness with the quickness of Tavon Austin should be top priority.
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