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Snead Not Sold On Adding A WR In The Draft

Les Snead

Despite moving up to the No.8 spot in the 2013 NFL draft to select mega-talented spitfire Tavon Austin, many observers believe the St. Louis Rams are still missing a big-time receiver in their offense.

Rams GM Les Snead does not share that opinion according to Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“I think our receivers right now, I truly believe as they progress … we cannot have another receiver around here,” Snead said. “And we’re going to be a good football team.”

If you believe Snead’s comments this postseason, the Rams are not lacking anything on offense despite QB Sam Bradford’s sometimes-incconsistent play and torn ACL and a history of woes on the offensive line including the late-season torn ACL of expensive free agent left tackle Jake Long.

It’s enough to make you wonder if the Rams plan to draft ANYONE this May despite holding the No.2 and No.13 selections.

Statistics, however, paint a different picture. Rookie Austin led all Rams receivers with just 40 catches in 2013 and second-year man Chris Givens led in yardage with an unimpressive 569 yards.

That leaves the 6’4/220 Brian Quick as the only real candidate to develop into a go-to wideout on the outside and Quick has done little to inspire confidence that he can truly develop into that kind of player in his first two years in the league.

The Rams have a potentially dominant defense but unfortunately play in a division with three defenses-Seattle, San Fran, and Arizona-that are even more imposing. The only way to move up in the division is to beef up their offensive prowess and we still believe a physically imposing wideout should be No.1 on their wish list.


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6 Responses to “Snead Not Sold On Adding A WR In The Draft”

  1. […] Snead Not Sold On Adding A WR In The Draft Despite moving up to the No.8 spot in the 2013 NFL draft to select mega-talented spitfire Tavon Austin, many observers believe the St. Louis Rams are still missing a big-time receiver in their offense. Rams GM Les Snead does not share that opinion according to Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I think our […]… […]

    • ballardramfan says:

      I think the receivers they have will grow into the positions with Bailey rising out of the ashes to be the number one. The need is up front and in the play calling. Shotty is a pop warner play caller. They need to do all they can to bolster the offensive line with the first round picks. The folks that predict a Watkins pick in the first round are crazy and really don’t know the Rams true needs. Sign Jarius Bird to fill the need on the backend and use your high picks to make your offensive line young, big, strong, athletic, and mean so that they can dominate on the ground and so they don’t blow up in front of Sam when we have to or choose to throw. Draft the guy from LSU in the fourth round as a backup.

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  3. chris werner meyer says:

    If the don’t take one of these dominant receivers that are coming out this year the Rams and Snead are stupid,We do not have a true #1 and Quick is a bust.Austin is awesome in some trick plays,Bailey,and Givins can play #2 and Pettis is a solid number #3..So even though we have talented receivers we do not have that go to game changing guy that draws two db’s and keeps coaches up at night..

  4. Ryans says:

    you the abstract person Acl knee surgery

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