The 2013 NFL Draft has come and gone, and now it’s time for some reflection. While some teams traded around to get who they want, others stood pat to see who would slide to them — and if there’s one thing to remember about this draft it’s players that slid around the rounds. But now that the draft is behind us, the all important grading phase has begun, so lets take a look at how the St. Louis Rams did in this year’s NFL Draft.
- (8) Tavon Austin, wr, West Virginia
- (30) Alec Ogletree, lb, Georgia
- (71) T.J. McDonald, db, Southern Cal
- (92) Stedman Bailey, wr, West Virginia
- (113) Barrett Jones, c, Alabama
- (149) Brandon McGee, db, Miami
- (160) Zac Stacy, rb, Vanderbilt.
Best Pick: Tavon Austin, WR/West Virginia
This one is a no brainer, as many people had Tavon Austin pegged as the best player in the draft. St. Louis traded up to get him and now that he’s a Ram, Austin will be one of the hottest targets to watch in the NFC West and if you haven’t checked, that division is stacked.
Worst Pick: I’m going to go out on a limb and say there wasn’t a bad pick made by the Rams in the draft. They traded up and traded down in such a brilliant way that everyone they got improved the team. I could be wrong, but the Rams were ace this weekend.
Analysis: Like I just said, I think the Rams had the best draft this weekend. They traded up to get Tavon Austin but still managed to move around to spots that landed them Alec Ogletree for their defense, Barrett Jones for Sam Bradford’s offense and even guys like Brandon McGee and T.J. McDonald will contribute this season. Jeff Fisher is a genius at drafting but he just got ridiculously clever this weekend.
2013 Draft Grade: A+