In a Friday appearance on ESPN’s NFL Live, veteran Rams running back Steven Jackson made clear his preferences for the team on draft day, if he were in the team’s war room.
“I’m standing on the table for a receiver,” Jackson said. “Arguably it might be [Justin] Blackmon out of Oklahoma State. Big target, a guy that has a lot of good body control, he can make the big play happen. We have a good receiver in the slot in Danny Amendola, so we just need a complement to Danny, give Sam [Bradford] some options as well, and open some room for me in the running game.”
It’s no surprise that Jackson wouldn’t lobby for his replacement, even though coach Jeff Fisher has been singing the praises of Trent Richardson. Coincidentally, the Rams used a first-round pick on Jackson while the Rams still had Marshall Faulk, and it wasn’t long before Faulk was gone.
We’ll find out in 13 days whether Jackson gets his wish for the team to take a receiver with the sixth overall pick in round one, instead of Jackson’s eventual successor.