Coming off a 2-14 season, the St. Louis Rams headed into this offseason thinking they needed a lot of help at a lot of positions. By that score, the Rams believe they’ve taken the correct first steps in their rebuilding effort.
Rams General Manager Les Snead told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that while getting high-quality players is obviously important, the team’s primary goal was to get quantity in the draft. And that’s what the Rams did.
“The goal was, ‘Let’s get multiple picks so we can get multiple players to go with our free-agent crop,” Snead said. “And I think we accomplished that.”
Trading down from the second overall pick to the sixth got the Rams a bounty of picks from the Redskins, and then trading down from sixth to 14th got the Rams an extra second-round pick from the Cowboys. Snead says adding depth was the goal for a team that, realistically, is going to take some time to get into contention.
“From the time we got here, progress has been made,” Snead said. “There’s no doubt about that. So we’re happy where we’re at. We don’t want to wait till 2014 [to turn it around]. But what we do want to do is be improving, be competing, be thriving — where people can feel the momentum. And then you keep adding parts. Keep jelling as a team.”
The Rams are a team that needs a lot of work, but Snead says the work is going according to plan.