The 2012 St. Louis Rams' Needs - Final Tally

The votes are in. Your voices have been heard. And with nearly 300 entries, here are the biggest needs for the St. Louis Rams going into this offseason as decided by you:

position avg. (descending) Δ2011
WR 8.648 +0.240
OT 8.000 +5.082
OLB 7.766 -1.044
DT 7.455 +0.575
G 6.410 -1.644
CB 6.397 +0.946
RET 6.179 +1.266
C 5.769 +2.351
RB 5.248 -1.263
TE 4.793 +0.559
SS 4.072 -1.504
FS 3.869 -0.169
K 2.600 +0.959
DE 2.221 -3.556
P 1.859 +0.576
QB 1.759 -0.252
MLB 1.597 -0.436

Positional data and breakdown after the jump.

Quarterback

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 176 60%
2 51 17%
3 37 13%
4 15 5%
5 7 2%
6 2 1%
7 2 1%
8 0 0%
9 0 0%
10 0 0%

Running Back

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 20 7%
2 10 3%
3 28 10%
4 40 14%
5 50 16%
6 52 18%
7 57 20%
8 24 8%
9 5 2%
10 4 1%

Wide Receiver

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 8 3%
2 4 1%
3 4 1%
4 0 0%
5 7 2%
6 7 2%
7 15 5%
8 46 16%
9 60 21%
10 139 48%

Tight End

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 28 10%
2 15 5%
3 34 12%
4 46 16%
5 59 20%
6 45 15%
7 39 13%
8 14 5%
9 4 1%
10 6 2%

Offensive Tackle

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 8 3%
2 3 1%
3 2 1%
4 7 2%
5 18 6%
6 19 7%
7 36 12%
8 54 18%
9 48 16%
10 96 33%

Guard

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 18 6%
2 7 2%
3 10 3%
4 20 7%
5 34 12%
6 35 12%
7 61 21%
8 55 19%
9 30 10%
10 20 7%

Center

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 34 12%
2 8 3%
3 14 5%
4 19 7%
5 48 16%
6 45 15%
7 42 14%
8 40 14%
9 19 7%
10 21 7%

Defensive Tackle

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 17 6%
2 7 2%
3 6 2%
4 3 1%
5 14 5%
6 19 7%
7 43 15%
8 75 26%
9 44 15%
10 62 21%

Defensive End

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 127 43%
2 72 25%
3 43 15%
4 22 8%
5 15 5%
6 3 1%
7 3 1%
8 3 1%
9 2 1%
10 0 0%

Middle Linebacker

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 201 69%
2 47 16%
3 24 8%
4 10 3%
5 3 1%
6 0 0%
7 2 1%
8 1 0%
9 1 0%
10 1 0%

Outside Linebacker

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 12 4%
2 3 1%
3 6 2%
4 3 1%
5 7 2%
6 26 9%
7 54 18%
8 57 20%
9 41 14%
10 81 28%

Cornerback

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 20 7%
2 4 1%
3 13 4%
4 21 7%
5 37 13%
6 43 15%
7 41 14%
8 56 19%
9 24 8%
10 31 11%

Free Safety

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 64 22%
2 28 10%
3 46 16%
4 39 13%
5 50 17%
6 19 7%
7 24 8%
8 11 4%
9 2 1%
10 7 2%

Strong Safety

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 62 21%
2 26 9%
3 43 15%
4 33 11%
5 51 17%
6 29 10%
7 20 7%
8 10 3%
9 3 1%
10 13 4%

Kicker

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 159 54%
2 28 10%
3 21 7%
4 25 9%
5 17 6%
6 13 4%
7 13 4%
8 7 2%
9 4 1%
10 3 1%

Punter

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 201 69%
2 28 10%
3 25 9%
4 15 5%
5 8 3%
6 1 0%
7 1 0%
8 6 2%
9 4 1%
10 1 0%

Return Specialist

Need value # of votes % of votes
1 48 16%
2 5 2%
3 10 3%
4 13 4%
5 34 12%
6 20 7%
7 38 13%
8 53 18%
9 18 6%
10 51 17%

Confusion in the middle

Least agreed upon positions: RB (all <20%), TE (all <20%), G (all <21%), C (all <16%), CB (all <19%), FS (all <22%), SS (all <21%),

Help wanted

Top 4 positions by % of 8-10 votes: WR (83.33%), OT (68.04%), DT (62.41%), OLB (61.72%)

Top 4 positions by % 10 votes: WR (47.28%), OT (32.99%), OLB (27.93%), DT (21.38%)

Settled situation

Top 4 positions by % of 1-3 votes: MLB (93.79%), QB (91.03%), P (87.59%), DE (83.45%)

Top 4 positions by % of 1 votes: MLB - tie (69.31%), P - tie (69.31%), QB (60.69%), K (54.83%)

Notes

- TSTers seem to be pretty comfortable with a Bradford-Feeley-Clemens depth chart at QB. Tough to argue, but it was the only position besides MLB that had over 90% of its votes in the 1-3 range.

- I was a bit surprised that both safety positions were voted as relatively secure. More than 47% of FS votes and more than 45% of SS votes had that position in the 1-3 range, meaning people feel fine with Quintin Mikell, Darian Stewart, Craig Dahl and James Butler. IMO, that's not a 1-3 group.

- Josh Brown and Donnie Jones have a ton of support. I guess it's not undeserved.

- Return specialist is the most confusing spot. Most lean toward bringing in someone new, but more than 15% want no change to the return depth chart at all. We're a fickle crowd, Rams fans.

- That being said, Rams fans must love them some Josh Hull.

What's your reaction? Anything jump out at you? Do numbers make your head hurt and your butt itchy? What's your favorite color?

Holler.

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