The St. Louis Rams moved ever so closer to turning around their moribund franchise on Friday night. Roughly two months after hiring Jeff Fisher as their head coach and cleaning out the front office, the Rams swung a deal with the Washington Redskins. They traded their second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft in exchange for Washington's next three first-round picks, including their sixth this year, and their second-round pick this year.
Not a bad haul to move up just four spots in the draft.
So the turnaround begins. In the weeks ahead, fans can discuss and debate the best course of action for the sixth pick, and the Rams should have some interesting options at their disposal, possibly even moving down again in the first round.
For now, savor the moment. This has been a long time coming for the Rams. Hell, sometimes it seems like the Super Bowl win was just a fluke, coincidence more than design. This is not. This is very real, and it puts the team on the road to a dynasty.
There's my hyperbole. Now, let me hear yours. How do you feel about the trade? How do you feel about the direction the team is headed?