It's pretty safe to say that the St. Louis Rams had a pretty good draft this year. Sure, we still haven't seen any of those players on the field in pads yet, but let's go back to 2011 just to remind ourselves how bad it used to be around here.
Brady Poppinga? Ben Leber? EXCITING TIMES! Ha, I'm sure we could go back and find posts here, fanshots there and all kinds of crap on Twitter about how great those guys were going to be for the Rams.
To be fair, that secondary never saw the field because of injuries. In fact, the Rams were down to street free agents at corner by October.
Last year's secondary was no great shakes, thanks to injuries and young players not living up to their potential. Hopefully that will better this year. And more importantly, the defensive backs added in the draft make it look like the Rams will actually have some quality depth back there for the first time in a while.
And now for the biggest loser ...
Jason Smith, Jacob Bell, Jason Brown ... the Rams had a lot of money tied up in a very bad offensive line, one that double dipped on breaking cardinal rules: hanging onto a high pick turned bust and busted free agents with big contracts.
But those days are gone now, right? RIGHT?