The St Louis Rams have a chance at an impact draft, with two first round selections. They are in the brutally tough NFC West, and are going to need all the help they can get. At this part of the draft, there is plenty of value to be had, and the Rams will be looking for it.
Who Should They Pick?: Aside from tackle, their biggest weakness might be at safety. Luckily for them, Hasean Clinton-Dix should be available for them here. He brings terrific range and big play ability to a secondary that is young, but talented.
Who Will They Pick?: Clinton-Dix makes too much sense here for it not to happen. The Rams addressed the cornerbacks in recent drafts, and are in dire need of help at safety. He’s also a plus in the run game, which is important in that division.
Backup Plan: Wide receiver is another position that figures to be upgraded in this draft, so if Clinton-Dix is off the board, and Mike Evans is still around, he could easily be the pick. If the team wants to give Sam Bradford his best chance to succeed, adding a big, play-making receiver is a good start.
Darkhorse: One of the quarterbacks could fall this year, and there’s still an outside chance, especially if it’s Johnny Manziel, that they’ll grab him as insurance. Bradford’s health is always an issue, and if they’re one of the teams high on Johnny Football, it’d be tempting.
Trade?: The Rams already have the number two pick, so they’re unlikely to move up, and in this draft, unless a team is enamored of whichever quarterback falls, they probably won’t get many blockbuster offers to move back. They probably stay at this spot.