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The Rams And Drafting Wide Receivers

I bet the Rams don’t take a WR in the 1st round of the 2011 NFL Draft.  Consider this wide receiver corps if the Rams are able to resign Mark Clayton.  And considering how well Mark Clayton played in St. Louis after a bad few years in Baltimore, it would make sense from both sides.  Mark Clayton, Donnie Avery, Danny Amendola, Danario Alexander, Brandon Gibson, Laurent Robinson, Mardy Gilyard.  That group certainly does not give the Rams a prototypical #1 receiver, but if you look at the Eagles, who run a similar offense, they do not have a prototypical #1 either.  The top two Eagles receivers are built on speed.  If the Rams had Clayton, Avery and Alexander plus Gilyard, they would have plenty of speed from top to bottom.

Resigning Mark Clayton is no given, but I think if the Rams do resign him, they will look to the defense early in the NFL draft.  The health of Donnie Avery is also no given as he has had a few bumps and bruises slow his development.  The same can be said about Danario Alexander, but the further away Alexander gets from his last knee surgery the better.

Would I love Julio Jones or Justin Blackmon or Malcolm Floyd in the horns on the helm?  Of course.  But, I would not be surprised if the Rams passed over the wide receivers at the top of the draft.  We will be getting more in depth about this here at Rams Gab as the draft gets much closer.

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2 Responses to “The Rams And Drafting Wide Receivers”

  1. Seals says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised either. They need an outside linebacker just as much. I’m sure a lot of it depends on who they pick up in free agency (if there is a free agent period with the labor problems, etc…).

    The Rams have about eight spots they need to fill with quality players before they can take another big jump. Best-case scenario, they’ll fill about five of them in the off-season through free agency and the draft.

    Hopefully, they continue to hit on draft picks and signings like they did last year.

  2. James says:

    If Julio Jones falls to 14, you don’t pass him up. Clayton and Avery coming back will be great, but neither is sure-fire. Everyone got excited about Laurent Robinson coming back and he was mediocre this season.

    OLBs will be around in free agency and in the second round. I’d be surprised if Akeem Ayers fell to 14, and I can’t see anyone else being taken there. Plenty of good DTs but thats not our greatest need.

    Ryan has White, Stafford has Megatron, Sanchez has Holmes, and Freeman has Williams. Give Bradford J. Jones.

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