Found April 28, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
Now that the NFL Draft is finally over after weeks of preparation and anticipation, it is time to start reviewing how the St. Louis Rams did to prepare the team and add pieces for the upcoming 2013 season. The Rams entered the draft with a lot of pressing needs and it appears the Rams addressed many of those needs with the selections they made. So what grade do the Rams deserve? The Rams made a big splash in the first round by trading up to draft wide receiver Tavon Austin No. 8 overall to give quarterback Sam Bradford the playmaker the franchise has coveted for several years. Then the Rams moved back from No. 22 to select linebacker Alec Ogletree out of Georgia at No. 32 overall. The Rams did not have a second round selection, but did have a pair of third round picks and used them to take safety T.J. McDonald out of USC at No. 71 overall and Austin's Mountaineer teammate and fellow wide receiver Stedman Bailey at No. 92 overall in the third. Finally, on day four, the Rams s...
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