The St. Louis Rams are turning every stone to find their new wide receiver, or receivers. They have been mocked different receivers and they have shown interest in a number of the high profile prospects, and now even a lesser known one.
Jim Thomas is reporting that the Rams brought Ace Sanders in for a workout. For those who don't know about Sanders, don't be disappointed NFL.com doesn't know much about him either. His NFL draft profile is just his combine stats and overview.
Basically, he's a 5'7 slot receiver from South Carolina. He's more Danny Amendola than Tavon Austin at receiver, but he's more Austin than Amendola at returner. I'm just drawing comparisons; in no way am I saying he's those players or will be as good as them. If he's available in the 5th round, you draft him as a returner with upside at receiver.
But wait, that's not the only news about the Rams and Sanders. Jim Thomas also mentioned that the Rams brought "The Crew" to visit Sanders in South Carolina on Wednesday. Who was part of this crew? Only head coach Jeff Fisher, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, and Austin Davis.
This is interesting because the Rams more or less gave the same treatment to Lousiana Tech wide receiver Quinton Patton, and will soon be doing the same thing for Tavon Austin. The Rams did the same thing for Brian Quick not long before taking him in the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Okay, it's time to start thinking about smokescreens. The Rams aren't dumb, and they know that bringing in a lot of key people to a prospect workout will draw interest from us in the media and other teams. Could the Rams have sincere interest in the prospects? Maybe they want to keep the NFL guessing?
Either way, it's working.