By Nick Wagoner
The NFL draft is set to begin May 8 and the St. Louis Rams hold 12 picks. For the next week and a half, we’ll take a look at a different position every day with what the Rams have in place, what they need, when they might address it and some possible fits.
We continue the countdown with a look at this year’s crop of wide receivers.
In place: Tavon Austin, Chris Givens, Stedman Bailey, Brian Quick, Austin Pettis, Kenny Britt, Justin Veltung, Emory Blake
What’s needed: For the past two drafts, the Rams have made a habit of doubling down on receivers, grabbing Quick and Givens in 2012 and Austin and Bailey in 2013. Those picks were all made within the first four rounds, including the move up to No. 8 to acquire Austin last season. To varying degrees, each of those four players has flashed potential to be a successful NFL wideout, though it’s still too early to project how high that ceiling goes for any of them.