2011 NFL Draft Results: Is Greg Salas the Rams' best receiver from the draft?

Did the St. Louis Rams get a real sleeper in wide receiver Greg Salas of the University of Hawaii?

The St. Louis Rams draft results included two wide receivers. It should come as no surprise as the team looks to build an arsenal around last year's NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, QB Sam Bradford. Had the Rams had more options in the passing game last year, Bradford's splendid debut might have looked even better. Boise State WR Austin Pettis was their third round pick. In the next round, the Rams grabbed Hawaii WR Greg Salas. Does Salas have the higher ceiling?

Both Salas and Pettis are similar players: sure-handed, smart and physical. Already, both look like good options for the Rams in the red zone and the type of players who can move the chains even without spectacular speed. Greg Cossell of NFL Films, and noted prospect guru, floated his opinion on Salas and Pettis today via Twitter.

Rams WR. Salas over Pettis. Salas all slot in college but believe he can play outside as he develops. Pettis efficient but less versatile.

That's an interesting take on the two, and he's not alone. NFL Draft Scout had Salas as their 10th ranked receiver and Pettis as their 16th ranked receiver. 

Development will be key here. The Rams got very little out of the receiver they took in the fourth round last year. Given the position and experience difference, Pettis might be better equipped to contribute as a rookie. But it's a long way between now and August before we start to get a better idea of that. 

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