Cool piece from the Juggernaut of Jorts, CBS Sports' Pete Prisco, on the best free agency fits for all 32 teams out today. Obviously, the eyes jump to find the Rams and who he thinks is our best fit. It's one that's hard to argue with:
Stefen Wisniewski (C, Raiders)
They are looking for help inside and Wisniewski has started at both guard and center. He could take over for Scott Wells, who is due a roster bonus on the third day of the league year and a release would save the Rams $4 million.
I don't think anyone would have a problem saving $4m on Scott Wells except maybe Scott Wells. And as badly as Snisher have done in free agency, Wisniewski's a credible candidate. Since being taken in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Wiz was able to stand out on a pretty poor line the last couple of years, though their run blocking in 2014 was MUCH improved.
Many of the big names in FA are staying put in Prisco's best fits. RB DeMarco Murray, DT Ndamukong Suh, OT Bryan Bulaga, QB Ryan Mallett, C Rodney Hudson, DT Jared Odrick, CB Darrelle Revis and CB Brandon Flowers all stay put in his scenario.
The real concern? Two Rams who don't: RT Joe Barksdale and WR Kenny Britt.
Prisco has Barksdale heading to New York with the Giants:
They could sign him to a deal that isn't out of control and move Justin Pugh inside to guard. Pugh had issues at right tackle last season.
And he ships Kenny Britt off to division rival San Francisco:
He averaged 15.6 yards per catch last season and would help give the 49ers a threat down the field. He's only 26, and he shouldn't cost a ton.
That's the real concern for the Rams. Britt was one of the true free agency hits this administration has had, albeit on a single season. Barksdale has turned into a competent RT if not better. For a team already needing to improve their WR corps and O-line, losing a capable member of either certainly wouldn't be helping things.
Thems the business.