The Rams only gave up a sixth-round pick to acquire Brandon Lloyd, but that pick will upgrade to a fifth-rounder if he catches 30 passes with the team.
In four games, Lloyd has 21 grabs for 255 yards and two scores. It’s safe to say that pick will improve for Denver, and the Rams won’t mind one bit.
Lloyd, who is a free agent after the year, has quickly built a strong case to remain in St. Louis on a long-term deal. He’s clearly the best receiver on the team and Sam Bradford badly needs reliable weapons.
The problem for Lloyd is that there’s no guarantee offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will be with the Rams next year. Lloyd only makes sense for St. Louis if the offensive system remains the same.
The Rams will likely have to win a few more games down the stretch in order for McDaniels and coach Steve Spagnuolo to return next year. Otherwise, Lloyd may wind up following McDaniels to his next job.
And Bradford may be stuck learning his third system in as many years.