Multiple mock drafts have him catching passes from Sam Bradford for years to come.
The draft analysts know what we know -- St. Louis lacks sufficient weapons for Bradford -- and they're determined to send a top wideout the Rams' way. It makes sense, but a lot can happen before St. Louis uses the 14th overall choice.
The Rams' general manager, Billy Devaney, entered the NFL in 1990. His teams have never drafted a receiver in the first round. The Rams drafted Donnie Avery with the 33rd choice in 2008, the earliest one of Devaney's teams has used a choice for a wideout.
The Rams' new offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, drafted a receiver 22nd overall (Demaryius Thomas) while making the personnel decisions with Denver last season. The Broncos also used third- and fifth-round choices for receivers during McDaniels' two-year stint with the team. The Broncos' top three receivers last season -- Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney and Eddie Royal -- were drafted between the 33rd and 124th overall choice.
The chart shows Rang's first-round mock projections for NFC West teams, with his latest picks in the right column.