The Rams took the safe route by picking Chris Long but it may turn out to be the smart pick. The pick gives Jim Haslet plenty of options in rushing the passer. He can line up Long and Leonard Little at end or slide Long inside and let Will Witherspoon rush off the edge. He was dynamic in that role after Little was hurt last season.
The best way to describe Long is like this--he's a bigger, stronger version of Grant Wistrom who played a major role on the Rams in their heyday.
Apparently, the Rams brass was on the phone in the war room right up until it was time to pick. But no deal was consummated.
Now the Rams have to go either wide receiver ior offensive tackle in round two, More to com.