Watching the 2011 NFL draft, I had my ideas and hopes of what the Rams would do. With Julio Jones gone the Rams picked Robert Quinn defensive end out of North Carolina. I liked this pick. With no standout receivers sitting there, Spags turned to defense. Quinn is a speed rusher and will make a good bookend to Long on the other side. He has good size, but he's known for his speed.
The Rams then used their second round pick to take TE Lance Kendricks from Wisconsin. I was confused by this pick. I know that the Rams are trying to get some help for Bradford, but this is a wait and see pick for me. The Rams then took WR's Austin Pettis and Greg Salas in the third and fourth rounds respectively. Both are not from your typical "BIG" schools, but that doesn't bother me.
Pettis is the all time leader in receptions and touchdowns at Boise State. Salas had 285 career receptions at Hawaii, which is third there all time and tied for 15th in NCAA history. Both might not be from "BIG" schools, but they have big time production.
In the fifth round the Rams took Jermale Hines a safety from Ohio State University. I have to admit I am a Buckeye. I watched them almost every game this year and this guy can hit. With the last remaining picks, the Rams stuck to defense by taking Mikail Baker DB from Baylor, Jabara Williams OLB from Stephen F. Austin and Jonathan Nelson a DB from Oklahoma U. If these guys make the team, they are most likely to play special teams. The Rams need help there too.
Time will tell how the draft class of 2011 will turn out, but it was an interesting draft.
"SEE YOU ON THE HIT SIDE" #21