Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 4/26/12

The St. Louis Rams kicked off the draft season when they made the blockbuster Robert Griffin III trade with the Washington Redskins. Now the NFL eyes will soon be on the struggling franchise once again.

A potential football dynasty fondly remembered as "The Greatest Show on Turf" was wrecked by a startling count of draft-day busts that ranged from Trung Canidate to Tye Hill, with the occasional Eric Crouch and Dominique Byrd thrown in.

For too many years now, Rams Park has been the place where premium NFL draft picks go to die.

Since GM Charley Armey was phased out in a power grab by Mike Martz in 2000, a sequence of Rams' personnel wizards have displayed less skill in finding the target than a bunch of dizzy, blind-folded, fruit-punch-chugging, hyperactive kids staggering around in a game of pin the tail on the donkey.

Where have you gone, Eric Crouch?

Over their past 12 drafts, the Rams have had only one pick, running back Steven Jackson, turn into a Pro Bowl selection.

Hours away from the start of the 2012 NFL draft, new bosses are in charge of player procurement. It virtually is impossible for GM Les Snead and coach Jeff Fisher to do worse than their procession of failed predecessors.

That said, we've been burned more times than former Rams third-round draft choice Jonathan Wade. So we shouldn't automatically assume that we'll be treated to draft-day brilliance from Snead and Fisher.

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