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Joel Thorman
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Joel Thorman

Co-editor of Arrowhead Pride, a Kansas City Chiefs website.

Make it Suh

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When Roger Goodell walks to the podium for the first time Thursday night, he'll be announcing Sam Bradford as the top pick in the draft.

The Rams have reportedly honed in on Bradford and the instance that the pick is traded, rest assured. Bradford will still be No. 1. The only reason a team would trade up to the top of the draft would be to select a quarterback.

Since it's nearly set in stone that Bradford will be the No. 1 overall pick, here's what the Rams should do:

Draft Ndamukong Suh.

The Rams obviously don't have a quarterback of the future right now but snagging one now wouldn't do any good. The offense is a wreck, as is the defense. If a quarterback were selected, past history has shown that there's a good chance the lack of supporting characters would potentially ruin his development.

And we don't want that.

So the Rams need to draft Suh, which would immediately pay dividends.

First, Suh is obviously a talented freak. He's big, mobile and, most importantly, has the college production to back it up.

Second, Suh would help the team get the most out of Chris Long and Adam Carriker. The Rams drafted both those defensive linemen in the first round and Suh's presence would allow them to live up to their potential (in other words, more bang for their buck).

Third, Suh may take less money than Bradford. Quarterbacks get a premium and with the Rams ownership in flux, it would be prudent to take the cheaper contract for an equally talented player.

Though it's unlikely, the Rams should be drafting Suh.

By Joel Thorman  |  April 20, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  | Category:  Draft , St. Louis Rams Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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