Aside from quarterback, the most pressing Rams need offensively is a No. 1 wide receiver. And really, based on the overall play of the wide receivers last year, the Rams are probably in the market for a couple of new additions.
The good news is, the 2016 draft class could yield a handful of intriguing players at wide receiver. Armed with the 15th pick overall and picks 43 and 45 in the second round, the Rams are well positioned to upgrade the position.
“I don’t want to give too many cards away, but we do like some wide receivers in this draft,” said Rams general manager Les Snead.
In the second round, Will Fuller of Notre Dame, Michael Thomas of Ohio State and Tyler Boyd from Pittsburgh could be available when the Rams select 43rd and 45th.
Snead believes improvement at wide receiver is twofold: It’s about current players on the roster getting better and looking to the draft for help.
“Here’s what I would say about an upgrade,” Snead said. “I do think that last year, we dropped too many balls at times. I think whether it’s those guys that we have in-house -because they can do it – continue to get more consistent, or in this draft. In all drafts, there are good football players, and I think you’re always going to look to, if you can add, especially a good offensive skill player, you’re going to do it. Because scoring points does help you win.”