2012 Rams Receiving Leaders
That should tell us what the team thinks of its young receiving targets.
"St. Louis was the place I wanted to be," Gibson told reporters covering his new team, the Miami Dolphins, "but you know, I think they wanted to go in a different direction with the receivers they drafted very early."
Brian Quick was a second-round choice in 2012. Givens was a fourth-round pick. Tight end Lance Kendricks was a second-rounder in 2011. Tight end Jared Cook, signed from the Tennessee Titans in free agency this week, was a third-round choice in 2009. Receiver Austin Pettis was a third-round choice in 2011.
The Rams are counting on Quick and Givens in particular.
"They have a lot of faith in them, and I as well have a lot of faith in them," Gibson said. "I think they do a great job while they're there and they do a great job of getting those other guys the ball, and Sam [Bradford] is going to do a great job of leading that team. So, I think they’ll be just fine without me."
The Rams could also supplement their receiving corps through the draft. They have two first-round picks this year and in 2014.