This Article is what i think the rams should do this offseason, And just some thoughts to put in my fellow rams fans heads.This offseason is so crucial on many levels,1 Bradford coming back from injury, 2 The last of the washing trade picks end this year. and third the youngsters we know as the rams have another year under there belt!
I will not attempt to predict any trades here i will just use the picks we have now. Right now it looks like we will get the number 2 overall pick. My dream pick would be to select Jake Matthews right here. He is one of the most elite tackles to come out of the draft since Jake Lone. With are 2nd 1st round pick i would pick The CornerBack from Oregon, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. He is by far the best of a weak defensiveback draft class.With our 2nd round pick we should draft De'Anthony Thomas from Oregon as well,He is a clone of CJ2K,And could be our designated kick and punt returner and take a little load of tavons back,and also a change of pace back to Zac Stacy.With the rest of are picks draft secondary and O-line depth.
THE OFFENSIVE LINE
With Jake Long and Jake Matthews implanted at the 2 tackle spots,The first move we need to make is to Cut Scott Wells and Harvey Dahl. It pains me to say that cause i love them, But they are just too expensive and getting to god damn old. Now you might say why do that, that will just make more holes on the roster. But if you do recall we did draft a center/guard in Barrett Jones in the 4th in the draft and he has sat the whole year recovering from a foot injury from college. He is the future. And with Tim Barnes playing exceptionally well at center these last 2 weeks,if he was to start next year i would not complain. I say let Jones play LG and Barnes play center and we will be good.Another huge one would be to resign as Joseph Barksdale,He would be a great backup for LT or RT,And he could be starting on some teams. Then Comes Rodger saffold, As much as i dont like him he has looked great at guard and if we could resign him that would be good as long as he dosent start getting injured again. That would be a solid line. LONG,JONES,BARNES,SAFFOLD,MATTHEWS.
With cutting Wells and Dahl we should have a little spending money. I want to keep Finnegan and give him one more year. McDonald will be a solid starter. And with Finnegan,Jenkins,Johnson and Ekpre-Olomu we should be solid. The only other question is that lone Strong Safety spot. I think we could have enough cash to sign Jarius Byrd to a deal. That would be amazing.He is an absoulute ball hawk.