The St. Louis Rams finished with a 6-10 record in the toughest division in football despite dealing with numerous injuries at the quarterback position, and there are signs that this team is ready to break through. However they're still a few players away from getting over the hump, and they're looking to the draft to find those players. Who are they targeting in the first round?
WR DeVante Parker, Louisville Cardinals
St. Louis has some good, young offensive weapons, but they still lack a true No. 1 receiver. Parker needs to add some muscle, but his 6’3″ frame and incredible hands have him as a top 10 overall prospect. He’s already an excellent route runner and is great at creating separation, and should have an immediate impact in the NFL.
St. Louis’ secondary showed flashes of promise last year, but they could still use an upgrade and more depth at corner. Waynes has ideal size at 6’0″, and is used to working on an island without safety help from the defensive system at Michigan State. Waynes does need to add a few pounds of muscle, but he plays a physical style and is excellent in run support on top of being a shutdown corner.
OT Ereck Flowers, Miami
Flowers plays with a true edge and a pronounced chip on his shoulder, and that aggressiveness will serve him well in the NFL trenches. The Rams have struggled mightily to protect their quarterbacks, and Flowers’ impressive size/strength combination could be just what the team needs to plug that hole right up.Back to the Los Angeles Rams Newsfeed