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2011 NFL Draft Resuls: Rams select WR Greg Salas, Hawaii

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The St. Louis Rams' draft picks continue to surprise. WIth their fourth-round pick, the Rams again went offense, selecting Hawaii WR Greg Salas. Who is Salas and how does he fit into the Rams' plans for 2011 and beyond?

Salas is another sure-handed, slower possession type. He lacks the power and savvy that Austin Pettis has, not to mention the size, but is another receiver that will get a look as an option to work the middle part of the field. His best spot is lined up in the slot, and it looks more and more like the Rams will be using a two slot receiver set often in McDaniels' spread-like offense. 

Fans were left scratching their head with this pick, and I'll have to agree. With such a glaring need at running back, the Rams left some talented players on the board, guys like Kendall Hunter. Their names were called soon after. 

Clearly, the Rams want to improve their receivers, and some commonality among their picks in rounds 2-4 is concentration and a great hands. Dropped passes and an inability to separate in zone and man coverage was the biggest knock on the Rams receivers last year, besides health. These last three picks should upgrade the group in that department, even for what they might lack in speed.