Mardy Gilyard and Laurent Robinson could be among this year's St. Louis Rams wide receiver casualties after the team selected two in the 2011 NFL Draft, according to Turf Show Times. With Austin Pettis and Greg Salas in the fold, and Donnie Avery and Mark Clayton returning from season-ending injuries, the Rams' receiving corps is likely to look exceedingly different than the one Sam Bradford looked out on at the end of the 2010 season. Which is a good thing. Laurent Robinson is one receiver Rams fans won't miss, but in addition to him they could also find themselves without Gilyard, a fourth-round pick in 2010, or Brandon Gibson, who finished second on the team in receiving yards last season.
The only player from last year's squad certain to return in 2010 is Danny Amendola, who caught 85 balls as the only constant in the Rams' receiving last season. Danario Alexander, who was outstanding on the few occasions he was healthy in his rookie season, is likely to get a roster spot if he's ambulatory. But Gibson's skills duplicate the two draft picks, and Gilyard's inability to learn last year's playbook has left him buried on the depth chart, and if he wants to return to the surface he'll have to start digging now.