If you powered down your computer and turned off your television, you probably hand’t heard the news that the St. Louis Rams were showing interest in moving up [from 16] to the 8th overall spot - held by the Buffalo Bills - due to their infatuation with West Virginia wideout Tavon Austin. They weren’t playing around.
Whether or not you were a fan of the trade up is moot. Rams GM Les Snead did it while in Atlanta in 2011. Nobody’s questioning that move at this point.
The Rams also held the 22nd overall pick in Thursday’s first round. Again, you would’ve have to been in a remote cabin location or floating on a piece of driftwood at sea not to know that Les Snead had fielded calls from 20+ NFL teams about trading up [or back] into that spot. The Atlanta Falcons - who must’ve kept Snead on speed dial - ultimately made the move up to 22 to get their guy, Desmond Trufant. The Rams then scooped up one of the draft’s best outside linebackers in Georgia’s Alec Ogletree.
More importantly than who the Rams will be drafting for the remainder of the draft is what you intend on sopping up beer and chicken wing shrapnel with on Sundays [and Thursday/Monday Night].
There are currently no players on the Rams roster who don jerseys with numbers ‘1’ or ‘9.’ Now, I know you’ve grown accustomed to watching the Rams score 13 points in your favorite Marc Bulger uni, but don’t you think it’s time that you upgraded? Nike is making the uniforms now, and...well, your Bulger jersey needs to go. I’m sorry to have to be the one to break that to you. I had to do what your loved ones could not...
So what’s it going to be? If you’re breaking open your Rams piggy bank to purchase some new threads, which of the Rams rookies will you spending your moderately-hard working money on? I should note, these jerseys are not yet available for purchase and neither player has formally stated that they’ll be rocking the numbers. I’m just really good at customizing jerseys on Friday mornings.The question - regardless of their number - remains. Who’s it going to be?