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How about before the draft, we...

.....pick up one, and hopefully re-sign one, of these (below) free agent wide receivers. I know that WR talk get's a bit old around here, as it seems to be a topic of oft-heated conversation almost daily. In regards to the position, If it's not our regular season woes, it's the argumentative nature with which we discuss who we should utilize our first pick in the draft on. The way I see it, there's a significant amount of time before draft day with which Jeff Fisher and Co. could do some serious damage in free agency, which begins on March 13th. Knowing that wide receiver is a glaring issue that'll need to be addressed this offseason, my thoughts are that we could immediately upgrade the position with a talented, experienced player and utilize the rest of (or entirety of) the draft to scoop up some much needed help at other positions........you name em!

Age

Rec.

Yds.

YPC

TDs

Drop Rate

DeSean Jackson

25

3.8

72.4

19.0

19

13.1%

Vincent Jackson

29

3.9

70.0

17.8

21

6.9%

Dwayne Bowe

27

4.7

67.7

14.6

24

11.9%

Wes Welker

30

7.4

83.7

11.4

20

8.9%

Brandon Lloyd

30

4.7

76.7

16.3

16

8.3%

Marques Colston

28

5.2

72.0

13.8

24

8.2%

Stevie Johnson

25

4.3

56.4

13.0

17

10.1%

Reggie Wayne

33

6.0

74.6

12.5

20

4.7%

Pierre Garcon

25

4.2

56.7

13.6

16

10.6%

The chart above shows some pretty telling stats, and comprises averages over the past three seasons. I could go into detail on each particular free agent, but I'll operate under the assumption that not only are you an excellent scratch-n-sniff-sticker-worthy reader, but that you're aware of these fellas and their abilities on the field, as well as the potential headaches caused by one immature, underpaid Eagle.

What I was hoping to get some feedback on, from my fellow Ram fans, is whether or not you think it'd be wise for us to aggressively go after a free agent wide receiver prior to the draft. Again, in reading much of the draft discussion on TST, it seems clear to me that there's a huge Kalil/Blackmon divide. I get it! It'd be nice if we could have them both, but under no perfect-world draft scenario is that going to happen. I do, however, feel that there's boat loads of talent available for FA WR's, and less for legitimate offensive line help. To be honest, I'm torn...and I'll trust that the Rams brass know what they're doing, and intend on putting a product out in 2012 that we'll be proud to watch. Man, do we deserve it!

Furthermore, if you're answer to the aforementioned question regarding snagging a FA was 'yes,' then does that change your opinion on who we take with our first pick? Let's say, hypothetically, that Vincent Jackson (feel free to sub in whoever you'd like) is a Ram on April 26th.........whether it's #2, #4, or otherwise, would you still take Blackmon? There's gotta be a Ram fan out there that would love to see that be the case! The implications of having Lloyd, with another one of these guys highlighted in green could seriously impact the success of our upcoming season. If the Browns were to, ideally (IMO), trade up and we get the 4th and 22nd picks, that would give us three 1st round (essentially) picks to help aid some other very dire positions. I'd love to see a scenario where we go into draft day, and have already solidified one or two receiver spots. Think about having one of these proven WR's already on the team, and being able to take our future LT early in the draft. I'm no draft expert, so hopefully you guys won't mind chiming in with your opinions on the matter.

Who would be your ideal FA wide receiver fit for the Rams? Obviously, they'll all come at different costs and with different skill sets and abilities. Clearly, we cannot afford to overpay at the position, so maybe we don't seek out a WR in FA at all. Thoughts?

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