Rams 2nd-Round Options At Wide Receiver

Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Reuben Randle participates in a catch and run drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

One motivation in the St. Louis Rams' decision to trade down was the belief that they could find a wide receiver early in the second round. Specifically, they wanted the object of Brandon's (football) desire, AJ Jenkins. According to the Post-Dispatch, the Rams felt like they could get Jenkins in the second frame of the draft. Nope. Screwed by the 49ers again. And now for the real conundrum, what to do about a receiver.

Not to worry draft-loving fiends, there are several options.

The PD lists three possible picks: Reuben Randle, LSU; Brian Quick, Appalachian State; and Chris Givens, Wake Forest.

If they fancy Randle, they might want to grab him at #33. Many pegged him in the first-round leading up to Thursday's event. Raw, but he can catch the ball which would make him a viable on fades and jump balls. Quick is another big man who needs help on his route running. Givens is a more polished route runner, but suffers from lapses in consistency.

There are other possibilities.

Stephen HIll from Georgia Tech wowed everyone in offseason workouts. He didn't get much work beyond deep stuff, which would help the Rams, in Tech's option offense.

Marvin Jones from Cal looks like a possession receiver, but he has a nice total package that some think can make him into a well-rounded receiver.

Mohamed Sanu from Rutgers is an option as well. Many question whether he can really be more than just a tall target.

Then, there's always South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery, once thought of as the best of the bunch. Has many character questions, but with the right hands molding his soft clay, and chasing away a soft middle, he could surprise.

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