Season Review: Back-to-back former #1 overall teams have now broken out of the top ten.  Like Detroit in front of them, St Louis grabbed the franchise quarterback and is now set up for future success.  There was very little that was flashy about the Rams 2010 season- convincing wins were followed by even more convincing losses, but they showed promise for the future.  Sam Bradford shined, putting to bed injury worries and criticism for staying in school.  It all came down to a must-win game against Seattle for a playoff spot and a non-losing record, but they fell short.  Next year promises to be better, especially if they can grab players as talented as they have the last couple years.

College teammates at Alabama, Jones or Ingram would both be an excellent fit for the Rams.

Needs: They managed the draft-double play that all #1 overall teams wish they could- a quarterback and a solid tackle in the second round, in Rodger Saffold.  For the most part, their defense is solid, but expect linebacker and secondary depth to be addressed in the later rounds.  Far and away, their biggest need is for a playmaker at wide receiver.  They do have solid players there, most notably Danny Amendola, but a sure-fire, big-time receiver for Sam Bradford to target is a must.  A change of pace back to pair with workhorse Steven Jackson is also a possibility, if the right player is there.

What They Should Do: Alabama receiver Julio Jones fits the bill perfectly- 6’4″, 220 lbs, excellent hands and can catch the ball in traffic.  The only problem is, he might not last this long- there is a staggering shortage of first round receivers in this draft, so St Louis should try to find a trade partner to move up into the top 10 if their heart is set on him.  Another solid option is to stand pat and select his teammate, last years Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, giving them long-term stability at RB, and someone to keep the immortal Jackson healthy.

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