The St. Louis Rams' NFL Draft grades have improved markedly since the 2012 model ended, with days two and three bringing the Rams' interesting upside risks (like noted character risk Janoris Jenkins) and good need choices (like wide receiver Chris Givens.) Mel Kiper approved, giving them a C+ for needs and a B+ for value according to Turf Show Times.
The major refrain for his draft grades is an odd one, given how far off the Rams are from contention: A lot of these players are very raw, so Les Snead might be taking a long view. First-rounder MIchael Brockers and Round 2 receiver Brian Quick are both high-upside players who need a lot of development; Jenkins needs a lot of people watching to make sure he doesn't get himself kicked out of another organization. The only player who's a sure thing as a starter in 2012 is kicker Greg Zuerlein.
There's a lot of work to do, but that's why they hired Jeff Fisher: So that he would do it. Here's more NFL Draft news and analysis from SB Nation St. Louis:
- However much development Michael Brockers needs as a pass-rusher, at least he'll help their awful run defense.
- On SB Nation proper the Rams' draft has earned an A grade.
- The most confusing thing: That the Rams waited so long to draft an offensive lineman.