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32ST. LOUS RAMS: DEZ BRYANT

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Original Pick: Sam Bradford

The Rams needed a talented playmaker in this pick, and Sam Bradford just doesn’t really fit that mold. Bradford has been a good NFL quarterback, but not among the NFL’s elite. Bradford really has been more of an average to below-average quarterback for most of his career.

In this slot, the Rams should have drafted a wide receiver. The best choice for them would have been Dez Bryant.

Bryant, who would be drafted late in the round by the Cowboys, has shown he can be great with even a rookie quarterback. Yeah, Dak Prescott has been good without Bryant on the field. But when Bryant is running routes, Prescott looks like an elite and seasoned veteran. It takes a special wide receiver to do something like that. With Bryant, the Rams could have picked up a veteran quarterback from free agency or rolled the dice down the road on a different rookie quarterback. Instead, the Rams have spent the past six years working without a solid No. 1 wide out.

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