Former Boston College LB Luke Kuechly is not optimistic about his alma mater's chances in 2012.
Here at TST, I figured we could talk about each team from a Rams perspective. For Boston College, that means...not much.
To me, though, the interesting thing as I started thinking about this was what the Rams' needs are. It's much harder to identify than it was a year ago.
We've taken four wide receivers in the first four rounds the last two years. I'm not ruling WR out of the picture, but you'd like to think that at least one of the four will step up and make it less of a priority than it has been the last two years.
The offensive line could well be in play, though there' not much help there from BC. If Rodger Saffold and Jason Smith don't provide a sufficient amount of cover this year, I could see a round 1 tackle for us in the 2013 NFL Draft.
On the D-line (assuming contract negotiations aren't an issue with Chris Long), DT is probably the only position of need, and even that means a minus year for either Kendall Langford or rookie Michael Brockers.
Outside linebacker is maybe the easiest identifiable need. It'll certainly be one I'll track throughout the series and the college football season.
In the secondary, we've got plenty of young corners. Perhaps there's a 3rd rounder in our future. At the back, I think safety is going to be a position we talk a lot about 8 months from now.
What's your take? Any thoughts on Boston College? Anyone? *silence* ...ok, how about the ACC? And on the Rams needs, feel free to expound until you turn blue. What am I missing? Contracts are always a beast in and of themselves. They'll certainly have some impact on how we approach next offseason.
Have it out.