More punch at tight end could serve Rams well

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m.
Posted By Dan Arkush

Don't be stunned if the Rams reach high in the draft for a receiving tight end capable of expanding an offense in dire need of expansion. In most discussions about the Rams' needs entering the draft, a legitimate No. 1 receiver who could provide a consistent downfield threat is mentioned more than the need for a tight end with speed and separation who can also stretch the field. But with more tight ends becoming major receiving weapons around the league, the Rams very well could consider aggressively upgrading the TE position via the draft or free agency. With aging free agent Randy McMichael not expected back, the top tight end on the roster is restricted free agent Daniel Fells, who fills the bill well as a No. 2 tight end/red-zone target with excellent hands but limited speed. Billy Bajema does a very solid job as the team's blocking tight end. A No. 1 tight end with special receiving skills could quickly turn the position into a team strength.


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