After trading their way entirely out of the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams have added a full compliment of mid-round rookies, including WR Brian Quick, CB Janoris Jenkins and RB Isaiah Pead in the second round. However, draft gurus appear to be divided on the verdict -- draft analyst Joel Thorman declares the Rams "one of the winners," while CBS's Pete Prisco gave the Rams several low grades in his 2012 Draft grade.
According to Thorman, the Rams made perhaps the biggest trade in NFL Draft history when they traded out of the top position:
While it's still entirely too early to tell who "won" the 2012 NFL Draft my early vote would go to the St. Louis Rams. Head coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead were terrific in the way they moved down the draft board and still picked up good players while acquiring even more picks.
The best move of the year for the Rams was trading the second overall pick in the draft to the Washington Redskins for an extra 2nd round pick in 2012, and 1st round picks in each of the next two years. That's one of the biggest trades in NFL history.
Meanwhile, Prisco gave the Rams a B- and a C- in their first picks of draft, calling the selection of the wide receiver Quick a "reach":
No. 33: Rams select: Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State
This is a bit of a reach for a raw kid. He does have size and can run, but he has lapses and doesn't always run great routes. Boom or bust.
The Rams will start the 2012 NFL Season on September 9 as they take on the Detroit Lions.
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