Another St. Louis Rams draft pick will be searching for a new place to play. CB Jonathan Wade, the Rams third round pick in 2007, will not receive a restricted free agent offer from the team. According to the PD, the Rams are not expected to try and resign him at a lower offer either.
I always thought Wade was an acceptable cornerback, nothing special, but he had enough talent to serve as a role player. The emergence of Bradley Fletcher last year cost Wade his short-lived starting job. When the Rams lost Fletcher to injury, I was surprised that Wade didn't get more playing time. They didn't even suit him up for all the games last season, bringing in undrafted free agent Quincy Butler and later Cord Parks to use in conjunction with Justin King in the Rams' CB rotation.
Wade's unceremonious dismissal leaves the Rams with just two players from the 2007 draft still on the roster: Adam Carriker and Clifton Ryan.
Depending on what happens with Mark Setterstrom, who the Rams will also not tender a RFA offer to, that leaves the team with just as many players from the 2007 draft as the infamous 2006 draft, making for a good argument as to which draft was the worst in recent franchise history.