Who to Keep: WR

With the Rams season over, it is time to think about who should be back next year at every position.  Let’s take a look through player by player. Next up are the wide receivers.

Donnie Avery – Avery is miscast as a number 1 receiver and it has shown in 2010 and he has been blanketed to oblivion by the other team’s best corner.  He is better off as a complimentary 2nd speed receiver.  If the Rams were able to acquire Brandon Marshall or Dez Bryant, Donnie Avery would be much more comfortable and productive in the Rams offense.

Laurent Robinson – What we saw from Robinson did everything to convince Rams fans he could be a viable wide receiver in the NFL, but did nothing to dispel the notion that Robinson is injury prone.  Robinson has been unable to stay healthy in his first 3 seasons in the NFL, can the Rams rely on Robinson in 2010 and beyond?

The rest of the receivers are after the jump.

Danny Amendola – After being picked up in the beginning of the season, Amendola cemented himself as the best return man the Rams have had since Az Hakim and Tony Horne (and a little more careful with the football.)  Amendola is a Wes Welker-clone and would be a great 3rd/slot receiver and return man for the Rams going forward.

Brandon Gibson – The Rams picked up Gibson in the middle of the year with a 5th round pick for Will Witherspoon and in his first game, he seemed like a steal, but has been fairly quiet since.  He has made several acrobatic catches since Keith Null and Kyle Boller have been winging passes to Gibson.  Gibson will make a play for playing time in 2010 and hopefully will become more consistent.

Keenan Burton – Burton was starting to come on before suffering a season-ending injury in the middle of the year.  He’s a solid, if undersized possession receiver and should face tough competition from the rest of the field for playing time in 2010.

Brooks Foster – It is important to note that the Rams took Foster over Brandon Gibson in the 5th round of the NFL draft.  But, Foster suffered a season-ending injury in the preseason after showing some flash in camp.  Hopefully, he can return healthy in 2010 and enter the wide receiver thunder-dome competition.

Ruvell Martin – It took a while for Martin to be active for a game after being picked up midseason after being cut by Green Bay in September.  Martin has the size that few others in the Rams wide receiver corps have and should be invited back next season with a full camp to make an impression on Rams coaches.

Jordan Kent – Kent was picked up late in the season and was previously employed by the Seahawks.  He has made a great impression on special teams and should be invited back in 2010 just for his special teams prowess.

Sean Walker (practice squad) – Sean Walker is a player who will definitely be invited back for 2010 training camp, but may not play much of a role in the 2010 St. Louis Rams.


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  1. […] The Huffington Post News Team wrote a very interesting post today.   Here’s a quick excerpt:With the Rams season over, it is time to think about who should be back next year at every position. Let’s take a look through player by player. Next up are the wide receivers. Donnie Avery – Avery is miscast as a number 1 receiver and … […]

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