The St. Louis Rams have some important decisions to make in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Rams are in the best division in football at the moment and they are playing catchup. What will the Rams do in the draft? It's too early to tell, but could they draft a wide receiver? According to Bleacher Report writer Matt Miller the Rams could be interested in Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins.
"Sources close to the St. Louis Rams tell me they've sent scouts to Clemson to interview coaches about wide receiver Sammy Watkins. With the No. 2 overall pick and no clear-cut go-to wide receiver, the Rams should be very interested in Watkins."
Could Sammy Watkins be a fit for the Rams? Yes, he would more than likely be the best receiver on the Rams when he suits up. Watkins is a playmaker. If Bradford can't turn the offense into at least a solid unit with Watkins as a starter - and a solid running back option in Zac Stacy - then the Rams will be shopping the 2015 Draft for a new signal caller. Not that Watkins is an A.J. Green or Julio Jones, but he would command attention, which should allow the other receivers to be more productive. Also, it would be hard for the Rams not to do more spread concepts with the amount of players they would have to compliment that style.
The St. Louis Rams have tried to fill their void at receiver in multiple ways in the past. The current regime inherited Austin Pettis, and seeing the obvious need at wide receiver Les Snead and Jeff Fisher have tried their hand at drafting 4 pass catchers in the last two years; bringing in Jared Cook as a veteran tight end/ receiver. Since the Rams don't have a 700 yard receiver, this plan hasn't worked. So have they decided to look back at the draft in hopes of finding their quarterback Sam Bradford a weapon? Could the Rams hope that Brian Quick, Chris Givens, Stedman Bailey, or Tavon Austin finally develop? Joe doesn't think that's a good idea and you should give his article about taking a wide receiver in the first round a read, but the Rams could just say they've already invested heavily in the position, so let's let it pay off.