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2015 NFL Draft: Bud Sasser Analysis w/ Poll

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Can Bud Sasser make a difference in the Rams crowded group of receivers?

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Rams drafted Bud Sasser in the 6th round out of Missouri with the 201 pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. Sasser will join a loaded wide receiver corps and he will have to battle to earn a spot.

Sasser was the main benefactor of Dorial Green-Beckham leaving the Missouri Tigers last season. Sasser had his most productive season of his career finishing with 77 catches and 12 touchdowns. The main knock on Sasser is that he can not beat coverage and get open.

Here is the scouting report on Sasser.

Will be hard to get excited about a receiver who lacks deep speed and has a hard time getting a clean release against press coverage, but his body control, ball skills and poise give him a shot to make it in the league. Sasser's best shot might come with a team looking for size in the slot or as a zone beating possession receiver.

The Rams have one true starting receiver this moment in Kenny Britt and the rest of the spots are a toss-up at the moment. The team is confident that Brian Quick will return back to form after his rotator cuff surgery last season, but that is not a given. Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin are both entering their third season, and have shown flashes, but not enough to think that they will be good receivers. Sasser has a tall hill to climb as he tries to become a starter.

Grade: C+