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Rams should be super aggressive in draft

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St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo argues with officials during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) By Ross D. Franklin St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo argues with officials during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) By Ross D. Franklin

The Rams biggest need is obviously a wide receiver who can stretch the field and become a home run threat. They're desperate to find a play maker for Sam Bradford. The wide receivers they have now are capable guys, but come with questions marks. Denario Alexander has had five knee surgeries. Donnie Avery needed knee surgery last year. Mark Clayton needed knee surgery last year. Danny Amendola is a nice slot receiver, but how long can he hold up to the pounding he takes as a receiver, and punt and kickoff returner? It seems like a matter of time before he doesn't get up from one of those brutal hits he seems to absorb more than anybody else in the league. There are only two big play wide receivers in the draft worth of a first round selection, AJ Green of Georgia and Julio Jones of Alabama. Green is the better of the two and expected to be selected very early in the first round. The Rams should do everything they can to try to move up and acquire the third or fourth pick in the draft so they can select Green. Obviously, that's easier said than done. But I believe it would make sense for the Rams to offer their first round pick (the 14th selection) and their second round pick to make the move up the draft board. That would be a steep price to pay for a team that has needs in many areas, but second round choices.. like most every other pick in the draft... are a crapshoot. You might get a quality player like James Laurinaitis or a total bust like Jacoby Shepherd. Why not take an aggressive stand this year, offer that first and second round pick, and move up to one of the top spots in the draft and get AJ Green. He's a guy everybody considers a game changing wide receiver with Pro Bowl potential. He's exactly what the Rams need. He would instantly give the Rams the depth threat they haven't had since Torry Holt was in his prime. I'd be willing to lose a second round choice for a receiver like that.

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