As soon as the Rams land back in Southern California next week, they will immediately turn their attention to preparing for the NFL Draft April 28-30 in Chicago.
Much of that focus will be on securing their quarterback of the future and landing a top-flight wide receiver – both of which are necessary to lifting their offense from the bottom of the NFL heap to something much more respectable.
The Rams have the 15th pick overall in the first round, which appears much too low to get a shot at one of the two top quarterbacks – North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz and Cal’s Jared Goff.
But with a little bit of creativity – and reeling in a willing trade partner – they are well positioned to move up in the draft and be in position to land either Wentz or Goff, then address wide receiver in the second round.
Or, they can sit tight at 15 to select one of the top-ranked wide receivers then move back into the tail end of the first round for their quarterback – Michigan State’s Connor Cook would be an obvious target.
Here is a blueprint explaining how the Rams can achieve their goals, although it will take some guts and creativity.