Re: Is the Rams going to get the better deal here?
posted at 4/14/2013 1:19 PM EDT
In response to bredbru's comment:
In response to 49Patriots' comment:
Austin has speed...but he's 5'9! I hate these shrimps! Gimme the, essentially, 6 foot tall Amendola any day of the week.
give me 6 3"-6 4" da rick rogers.
Despite being 5'9" Welker has been among the most productive receivers in the NFL. If only he had Austin's speed, he would have been devastating to any D. If Austin has 80% of Welker's ability to separate, he too would be devastating to any D.
Here's the thing with STL. They have two first round picks (16, 22), a pretty early second (46), 78, 113, 149, 184, 222. They have the picks to doulble dip on WR. So they can have Austin and a 6-1+ receiver too. Given they lost two receivers, I would be surprised if they don't.
Their first two picks put them in position to take two of Austin, Patterson or Hopkins, if they wanted to.
Or, they could use their #16 on one of Patterson or Austin, use 22 on another position (They are not lacking on D talent), and 46 on any other tall receiver they want. Hell they can also pickup one of Eifert or Ertz, to upgrade their TE spot.