Right when the Rams get a sliver of hope for the future - a draft pick stock pile that looks as if it will vault us to the top of the NFC West - the San Francisco 49ers raise their boot and stomped all over our hopes and dreams.
The 49ers agreed to a trade in principle with the Kansas City Chiefs sending Alex Smith for pick #34 and mid-round pick in 2014. Here are the Niners' picks for the 2013 draft as of right now: 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7. The 49ers are also projected to get 4, 7, 7 comp picks. All of those picks on an already Super Bowl ready roster is scary and disheartening.
Taking on the NFC West, which was already a tall order for the talent deficient Rams, just became taller. Pressure is mounting for the Rams to hit on their first round picks this off-season.
Don't rule out the #49ers trying to get Percy Harvin from Minnesota if he's available.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 27, 2013
#49ers could in fact trade for Revis. Got the picks. But they need to lock up Kaep & Crabtree (with high-priced vets). How to fit it all?— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 27, 2013
All right, I need to get work done. Will be muttering "dammit Andy" under my breath all day like @fieldgulls.— RamsHerd (@RamsHerd) February 27, 2013
It's really tough to see the Niners, Seahawks and Rams all making the playoffs in 2013. Really tough.— Joe McAtee (@3k_) February 27, 2013
@hawkwayoflife I would have alos mentioned that they cleared out 8.5 million as well— Mike Dietrich (@dvond) February 27, 2013