The Rams makeover that began when Jeff Fisher was named head coach continued with 10 free-agent acquisitions. Cornerback Cortland Finnegan (Tennessee), center Scott Wells (Green Bay) and defensive end Kendall Langford (Miami) lead the pack. Significant losses:
The Rams not only lost wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to New England, they also yielded a 2012 fifth-round pick to Denver for Lloyd short-term in a desperate midseason trade. Two long-time Rams — punter Donnie Jones (Houston) and cornerback Ron Bartell (Oakland) — are now elsewhere. Top draft needs:
The Rams have a slew of needs but will have an easier time addressing them with the extra picks provided in a trade with the Washington Redskins. For the draft's No. 2 overall pick, St. Louis received Washington's 2012 first- and second-round picks plus 2013 and 2014 first-rounders. Louisiana State cornerback Morris Claiborne, Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon and North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples seem the most likely targets for St. Louis with the No. 6 overall pick. Analysis:
Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' indefinite suspension because of his ringleader involvement in the New Orleans bounty scandal was a blow to Fisher. But Fisher and new general manager Les Snead did an adroit job helping restock one of the league's most talent-starved rosters. Grade:
A-- Alex Marvez
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