For the fourth time in five years, the St. Louis Rams are on track to pick in one of the top two spots in the NFL Draft. Right now, they have the second pick, despite a tie with the Minnesota Vikings for the second-worst record in the league. With four games left to play, that could still change.
According to Mocking the Draft, the Rams and Vikes are separated by a mere 0.013 on their strength of schedule. That number could change before the end of the season. However, Minnesota might be able to win another game, based on their play against the Broncos and upcoming games against the Redskins and Bears, the Caleb Hanie-led Bears. The Rams look to be done winning this season unless one of their remaining opponents forfeits a game.
As far as needs go, the Rams need plenty. I still think they need playmakers on offense, but it would be hard to argue against a cornerstone tackle (again) in Matt Kalil. If they somehow did end up losing the second pick, one more indignity in a season full of them, Kalil could very well be off the board.