For the past couple of months, people have been debating over Kalil or Blackmon as our first round pick. It has started being called Bradford vs Suh 2.0. At that time, Suh was one of the best prospects available, but Sam Bradford who had injury issues was considered the best fit for need(if not for his shoulder injury, he would have been the best prospect). This year Kalil is the best prospect after Andrew Luck, while Justin Blackmon is the best fit for a team in desperate need for a quality no.1 wide reciever for a long time.
Kalil is undoubtly the best prospect and for that reason he wont drop below the 3 pick in the draft. Some teams may actually trade up to pick Kalil, it doesn't always have to be QB needy team that needs to trade up. Now lot of people argue that for years the Rams haven't addressed the need at wide reciever and its time they started. Justin Blackmon can be had by trading down with another team and we could still pick up Jonathan Martin. The problem is 1) Martin may not be a very good option at left tackle, producing another bust at the position. 2) Justin Blackmon is not a instant bonafide no.1 like A.J Green. He is still not going to have a big effect on opposing defenses until a couple of years in the league. The best option for the rams would to resign llyod who is a known commidity in the NFL and can teach our wrs at the same time as take the focus of the oppossing defense.
Right now, defense are happy to blitz us. Some people think that it is because our wide recievers don't demand attention. But what if its because the defense knows our line can't take the pressure. The defense just needs to show blitz and Sam Bradford would be ready to curl up in a fetal positon. Sam then focus more on the pass rush coming rather then were his recievers are. His throwing action has also messed up and is causing, someone, who was called one of the most accurate throwers ever, to throw wildly like a cat being chased by dogs.
This years draft there are a host of options, unlike last year draft where there were only two options. There is Alshon Jeffery, who to me seems like a bigger llyod, who catches the ball and trys to get a few YAC, My personal favorite, Dwight Jones, Mohammed Sanu, Kendall Wright, Juron Kriner(a healtier version of DX) or even Malcolm Floyd. We can always pick atleast one of these guys in the second round.
For those of you who want a bonafide no.1, wait till next year, where we can pick up Robert Woods or Keenan Allen, both of which are better then Blackmon. They both have the potential to be great No.1s. I would rather get one the best tackle prospects of the decade and one of the best wide reciever prospects of the decade next year, then get a medicore no.1 and one or two more picks, which we never know if they will end up becoming busts.