With two picks in the first round, the St. Louis Rams found themselves in a great position during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. With their first pick of the round with the No. 2 overall selection, the Rams selected offensive tackle Greg Robinson. This becomes a very important pick for St. Louis is where the future lays for the organization and especially quarterback Sam Bradford.
The Robinson selection puts book end tackles at left and right tackle with Jake Long on one side and Robinson on the other. The key now is how well those two can protect Bradford. If they can keep Bradford on his feet and healthy, St. Louis could easily turn into the surprise team of the 2014 season. The NFC West is very difficult without any doubt with Seattle, San Francisco and Arizona who all have great defenses. That is why this pick was so important for the Rams to make.
They could have went with a wide receiver like Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans to give Bradford another weapon to go with Tavon Austin but protecting Bradford had to be the No. 1 priority for the Rams. Robinson is a massive tackle who should be able to help out in a big way for the Rams. He will open even more holes for Zac Stacy to run through as well which only adds to his fantasy football value and overall value as a running back in St. Louis this season.
The Rams could have gone a number of different directions with the No. 2 pick but took the safest pick out there. There are still some holes that need to be filled but at least now the Rams know that their offensive line will be a strength heading into the 2014 season. St. Louis has the ability to turn into a wild card team this coming season if Robinson can play to his ability. The division has great pass rushers in it who are going to challenge Robinson from day one. It’s up to him now to show what he can do. It’s only a matter of time until we all find out.