The Rams are in a dilemma thats for sure. So many needs to fill on such a young roster. Their energetic young defensive-minded head coach is faced with a very tough task going into this offseason. Take the safe pick in Suh, the all-world DT out of Nebraska, or look for the new face of the franchise in Clausen or Bradford.
One thing's for sure, they need the help at both positions, so whatever their choice come April, it will certainly fill a void for a team that is desperate for a reincarnation.
Suh remains the undoubted star of this class. His domination of Collegiate opponents earned him the highest amount of Heisman votes ever for a strictly defensive player (Charles Woodson plays some offense and returns kicks). He is one of the can't miss prospects in this years draft, along with Berry and McCoy. So what about QB?
There seems to be a lot of questions surrounding Bradford and Clausen; some regarding injury, and others focusing on maturity and leadership. Whatever the issue, is either QB worth the #1 pick in the 2010 draft? The future of this franchise rests on this decision.
So, here is a scenario that may be too good for the Rams to pass up. How about Jason Campbell? Campbell is still young, and could have a renewed start in a new system surrounded by a bookend LT who was drafted last year in Jason Smith, a group of young WR's, a superstar RB, and a young defensive that keeps adding pieces to eventually become good.
If the Rams decide Suh is their man come April, will most certainly have to address QB later in the draft(which could be a huge risk), or attempt to trade for an aging vet like McNabb or Vick, both of whom wouldn't be a likely fit in St. Louis. With Jason Campbell's future up in the air in DC, it would make sense to acquire about the young QB, who is just entering him prime. He could probably be had for a second round draft pick(and maybe a later rd pick added in), but the Rams should certainly be willing to sacrifice that to become instantly better.
Will this move, that makes sense for both teams, ever come to fruition? Will the Redskins opt to release or trade their maligned signal caller, to gamble their future on a rookie? Only time will tell, but for two franchises who are seeking a new identity going into a new decade, it is a way for both to have their cake and eat it too.