The 2012 draft is right around the corner. For years the Rams have had a need for a game-changing wide receiver. Instead of going after RB Trent Richardson, why not attempt to address this need? Here are a couple of the names being thrown out as possible Rams WR picks:
Height & Weight: 6’1 – 211 lbs
Blackmon is a Junior coming out of Oklahoma State. He was the 2010 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. His stats for the last 2 years are:
Soph, 111 receptions, for 1782 yards, and 20 TDs
Junior, 121 receptions, for 1522 yards, and 18 TDs
The scouting reports for Blackmon say he is good at tracking down the ball. Although he does not have world class speed, he is good at using his body to get in position to make a catch.
Height & Weight: 6’3 – 224 lbs
Floyd played all four years at Notre Dame. In 2010 he was named MVP for Notre Dame and the Sun Bowl. His stats for the last 3 years are:
Soph, 44 receptions, for 795 yards, and 9 TDs
Junior, 79 receptions, for 1025 yards, and 12 TDs
Senior, 100 receptions, for 1147 yards, and 9 TDs
The scouting reports for Floyd say he has great height, hands, and size. He is not considered that fast off the line and he is an average blocker. He was arrested for DUI in 2010 so his character is currently in question. He is projected to be an average #2 receiver at the pro level.
I actually like both of these 2 guys (Blackmon as a #1, and Floyd as a utility receiver). What both of them have in common is they score touch downs (and when push comes to shove this is really the most important stat). Blackmon’s stats are just sick and I hope the Rams pick him up. Floyd is said to have ‘character’ issues, but his stats show performance improvements every single year. To me that’s a sign of commitment. Floyd is not really a first round candidate for the Rams, but he could be a solid receiving contributor.