Fooch's Note: Check out SB Nation NFL's Rams Offseason Report. They'll be going through team-by-team.
We should all probably get used to the notion that the Rams are going to have potentially great drafts in the coming future. They really made a haul in trading their coveted picks this year and, with good decisions on the part of the Front Office of course, they could come away draft winners for a few years to come.
This should come as good news for Rams fans, as the team has multiple holes on the roster to fill before their really talented players can truly shine. That said, this last draft, with its plethora of early picks, does go a long way in alleviating some major problems.
The first round saw a lot of trading this year, and the Rams were a big part of that. At the end of the day, they picked DT Michael Brockers from LSU to upgrade the run defense - a problem for the Rams last year (well, it's only fair to the run defense to point out that pretty much the entire defense was atrocious last year).
The big haul for the Rams, though, came with their gazillion second round picks. Looking to upgrade both their offense and defense, the Rams drafted WR Brian Quick from Appalachian State, CB Janoris Jenkins from North Alabama, and RB Isaiah Pead from Cincinnati in quick succession.
Personally, I think the Jenkins pick could provide a lot of potential, should he get some of the character concerns out of the way. To further bolster the CB spot, Trumaine Johnson from Montana will be joining Jenkins, having been picked in the third round. OLB Aaron Brown from Hawaii rounds out the defensive choices.
Joining Quick is WR Chris Givens from Wake Forest. He was a fourth round pick for the Rams. They likewise doubled-down on the RB front by choosing Daryl Richardson from Abilene Christian in the seventh round. OG Rokevious Watkins from South Carolina, picked in fifth round, not only helps the Rams' o-line but is also the first rookie to earn a nickname (I mean, you can't just call him Watkins...).
Finally, the Rams made Greg Zuerlein from Missouri West their sixth round choice. He is a place kicker.