Pause me if you heard this before, the Rams lose out on another free agent, that they were really interested in. Earlier today the Rams lost defensive tackle Jason Jones to the Seahawks and now they lose Mario Manningham to the 49ers
The Rams could still land Steve Smith, but it's more than likely that they wanted Manningham more than him. The only chance that the Rams have of finding a new number one wide receive in free agency, is if the Patriots release Chad Johnson.
The Rams could always draft a wide receiver in the first round, but whats the chance that they will make a big impact their rookie year? There's still a lot of time left, between now and the beginning of the season, so there's no reason to doubt that the Rams will upgrade the position.