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Thursday, August 14, 2008
Checking in with draft picks: Rams


Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

 
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 Chris Long appears likely to earn a starting job entering the regular season.

The Rams lack depth, but only one of their rookie draft choices -- defensive end Chris Long -- appears likely to earn a starting job entering the regular season. That was a risk the Rams took when they drafted a developmental receiver, Donnie Avery, early in the second round. We take a pick-by-pick look at the Rams' 2008 draft class:

The Rams are better than they showed against the Titans, but their poor depth will cause problems as the season progresses. Their defensive backups had no chance against the Titans, who played some starters longer and dominated.