So there is a lot of talk about us drafting the high touted RB Richardson. the one and only position that we are set with... you know number 39? Sjax? that guy... now im not saying Richardson doesn't have the talent but your telling me we are going to use a top ten pick to get a second string running back? the one and only position we are set at. i dont think so.
I feel the pick would be better used in 1) trading down. the reason for this is you and i both know the rams are more needs than one can count. there's a lot of talk taking Blackmon but in my opinion the best WR in the league is Stephen Hill, he may not have turned heads in college but with great speed at 6'4 how can you not love that. And getting a mid first rounder and maybe get a value pick either this year or next. in the trade bounty. (i apologize if i made any ram fans uncomfortable with the b word aha). 2) drafting a WR. if we dont find any dance partners to ship the number 6 and blackmon is on the board i think we would take him. again he isn't my personal favourite in this draft but he is a talented kid none the less. the reason why trading down may be difficult is if a lot of teams are trying to trade down then obviously its a buyers market and thus we dont get a lot back on our trade. 3) I think there are quality half backs availble in the second and even third round this year. Names such as LaMicheal James and Lamar Miller. guys who bring a lot of the same qualities to the table of richardson but have a much better value at being availble in the early to late second round. These guys i believe would bring a great diversity to our RB and potentially be our RB for the future. 4) and finally DEFENSE. we have to remeber this is Fish's team and that mutha trucka loves a tough physical defense. Guys like Mike Brockers and Fletcher Cox (who is the fastest 300lb man i ave ever seen) fit fish's scheme and what he considers a winning formula and that is tough defense. other positions such as LB (melvin ingram or courtney upshaw) who would bring great run stopping ability as well a great pass rusher.
I mean guys lets be reasonable here. Sure, our beloved steven jackson is getting a little on the older side. but he puts his heart on his sleeve game in and game out. But hey im just your friendly neighbourhood arm chair gm. Does Richardson have the potential to be a franchise HB? sure. is he what we need right now? no. RB isnt a concern at the moment and we dont need to burn a first to get one. ask me this question 2-3 years from now and my answer may be completey different.