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St. Louis Rams players on the bench at the end of the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) By Ted S. Warren St. Louis Rams players on the bench at the end of the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) By Ted S. Warren

The Rams need to make a splash in the draft. Much easier said than done of course, but it's important for a team that struggles at the ticket office to create some excitement with some new players... hopefully offensive play makers. I hope they don't take the safe way out in round one and pick a defensive tackle. Haven't we seen that too often over the last 10 years? It's so difficult for a young defensive tackle to become a difference maker, unless your name is Ndamakong Suh. I realize it's an important position and the Rams need depth there, but why not fill that position with a older veteran. They picked up Fred Robbins as a free agent last year and he played very well. They should try to find another similar player this year for their defensive tackle needs and use the draft to bring in some young legs at speed type positions... like wide receiver, running back, outside linebacker and safety. The Rams are desperate for a big play wide receiver. They need to trade up if they have to and guarantee they get either Julio Jones or AJ Green. Then they need to get the fastest running back available in round two or three, whichever pick they don't lose trading up. Wouldn't it be much easier to market the Rams if Sam Bradford had an all American wide receiver to throw to and a speedy change of pace running back to pair with Steven Jackson. All of a sudden the Rams would have some legitimate offensive weapons that should put more points on the board and hopefully get the fans more excited about the team. My biggest worry is the Rams remain excruciatingly boring on offense and continue to have thousands of empty seats at home games. With the dome lease about to expire it wouldn't be out of the question for Stan Kroenke to get frustrated with a uninspired fan base, and move the franchise to Los Angeles or San Antonio. That's a real possibility down the road if the Rams don't begin to excite their fans and start selling out the dome again. So hopefully they'll do something bold during this draft, and do whatever it takes to add more offensive firepower.

 

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