This anonymous quote got me thinking about our division rivals and whom they would least like us to pick with the number two selection in the upcoming draft. Here are the common choices both mocked and wished:
OT Greg Robinson - I'm fairly certain the Seahawks, the 49ers and the Cardinals with their 1st, 3rd and 6th rated defenses, respectively, are scarcely concerned about a rookie offensive lineman and his potential impact on the game or their game planning.
WR Sammy Watkins - Considered by almost everyone as the best WR in this year's very deep WR draft class, as well as the best WR to declare since the A.J. Green, Julio Jones class of 2011, Sammy Watkins is the true #1 WR that many believe the Rams need to become an offensive force in the NFC West, the NFL's best division. Adding Watkins to our already deep collection of speedy and dangerous #2's, could be the difference between a 7-9 season and a 10-6 season.
WR Mike Evans - Considered by almost everyone as the 2nd best WR in this year's very deep WR draft class, Mike Evans would bring size, speed, great hands and a penchant for blocking - all of which have been in short supply since the long ago exits of Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce. Frankly, the possibility of adding Evans is intriguing because he is bigger than all of the starting corners in our division and he would create mismatches that hopefully, we would be able to consistently exploit.
DE Jadeveon Clowney - Nothing to say here that hasn't already been said a thousand times, but I believe the "spoiled, lazy" quote was leaked by an NFC West executive in the hopes that the Rams don't take him #2, or by a Rams' executive in the hopes that the Texans don't take him #1.
Consider the facts: We tied for the league lead in sacks in 2012 and, in 2013, we were #3 in sacks. Over the past two seasons, we've dominated almost every offensive line we've played and we've done so with a core of players who are not only young but who were coached by a coordinator who most Rams fans would agree was in way over his head. Now, imagine adding Clowney's freakish athleticism and Gregg Williams' coaching to a front four that has been for two seasons now, a dominating, destructive force; it's going to create nightmare scenarios for opposing offenses which is why I think the teams in our division are most concerned about Clowney which is, in my estimation, perhaps the best reason to take him #2 if he is available.