I'm a fan of both Blackndmon and Kalil and beleive that both can make a difference to the Rams. But which pick is better?
Matt Kalil is the best LT prospect since Jake Long or even Orlando Pace. Everybody knows how importent the LT positon is ever since LT came a along(if you call this a pun, it was intended). But when flashy plays by the QB, WR and RB happen, the left tackle is left in the dark. I think people on TST have become prone to wanting a first round wr so much they forget that for the GSOT, Isaac Bruce was a 2 rounder. The Packers Wrs are all selected after the first round and look at them now. Using GSOT as an example, sure Kurt Warner was superb, Bruce stunning, Thorry Holt amazing and Marshall Faulk simply being superman, but nobody thought about the o-line. Orlando Pace was a big reason the GSOT was the Greatest Show on Turf. He gave Warner time and Marshall Faulk space, for them to work their magic. And in these days, giving time for the QB is the Holy Grail of modern offensive football, as the Rams showed us this year. Our offense did well last year when Saffold played well along with the rest of the line(well mostly) so this year was a disapointement. Matt Kalil can defiently become another Orlando Pace, and help a new GSOT to be formed.
When you think about balckmon, you think production. Yes his offense may have been pass friendly but you still need to be good to put up the numbers he did. He was a vital part of the fast scoring offense, that took about an average of a minute to score. The Rams average to score is two games. He can instantly light up our offense and give Sam a reliable option. This guy pitches a tent in the endzone every game, scoring almost more Tds then the whole rams offense did. He can take a small screen the distance or catch the deep one for 6 points. He does it all and could become the second coming of Thorry Holt. But thats not all. For those you who want the Rams to trade down, he is the best option, allowing the rms to get two 1 round picks, a second and maybe a third, along with a no.1 WR and still fill the need of LT later in the draft.
Now which one do I like? Well I like Matt Kalil better. Hes the better prospect, much like how Suh was considered the best prospect in 2010, but unlike Suh, he also fills a vital need. If Brandon Llyod Resign he has to be the pick, but even otherwise, good wrs like Dwight Jones or Sanu can be found later in the draft, with our No.1 Wr coming in 2013 (Robert Woods or Keenan Allen anyone?)