Among the Ram faithful following there is naturally much discussion regarding our 2010 first pick. It's not surprising, the draft is always an exciting time for fans, but when the team you have rooted for our entire lives has the 1st overall pick, it becomes an obsession. It seems like the question posed here had a clear cut answer a few months back, but as the draft draws nearer the answer seems to be clear as mud. A few months a go, almost everyone would agree that Suh would be the first pick, almost regardless of who was drafting first. The consensus was that he was that he had that rare talent that would make him the first selection no matter what. So what happend to that?? It could be the media trying to create story lines prior to the draft, we don't really know for sure.
It's of my humble opinion, that a team (any team, not just my beloved Rams) that finishes the previous season 1-15 and lands the first overall pick, should 99 times out of 100 be drafting the best player available. I don't care what people say about QB's and that a team should be making a QB the first overall pick because there worth the money a 1st pick commands. If your team is that bad, than the economics of the pick should not come into consideration. We should be picking Suh, and I don't think it's even debatable. Suh is the clear cut best player available, and that makes this an obvious choice. I would say the only exception for the Rams in this draft would be if the best player available was a RB or MLB, than we could look at other positions to draft.
If the Rams were to draft a QB 1st, it would remind so much of the draft when the 49ers took Alex Smith. Smith was clearly not the best player avaialble that year, but because of the pressure to draft a QB 1st, they took Smith. How did that work out for them?? If you are a Rams fan, than you love the Alex Smith pick. To the San Fran faithful it had to be incredibly frustrating, to have a 1st overall pick and blow it because of the misconception that a struggling franchise needs to draft a QB 1st. I know what some people will say, for every Alex Smith there is a Peyton Manning, to me that's a risk not worth taking. I would much rather take Suh. I know there is no guarantee that Suh will become a dominating force, but at least I will know we took the consensus best player available and not a QB that we were pressured into drafting.
My only exception to not drafting Suh would be to trade to acquire additional picks. A struggling franchise can't ever have too many draft picks.
So tell me TST faithful, do you agree or disagree with my logic?