The St. Louis Rams made headlines on Tuesday by picking up Titus Young off the waiver wire. The Detroit Lions had previously released Young, who just finished his second year in the NFL after being selected in the second round of the 2011 draft. Young's behavior had become too much for the Lions to overcome despite his obvious talent on the field.
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher and Les Snead have a history of drafting or picking up players with questionable character issues in the past. They did so in their first draft with the Rams, selecting Janoris Jenkins and Chris Givens in the second and fourth rounds respectively.
Fisher and Snead are not afraid of taking risks and Young certainly is a risky proposition. Here are four reasons that picking up Young off the waiver wire is a risk worth taking.
1. Young adds depth to the wide-receiver position.
Young may have a bad attitude. He might have a really bad attitude. But the kid can play. He is not a number one wide receiver ...