Fresh after investing second, third and fourth round picks in collegiate tackles during the 2015 draft, St. Louis fortified its offensive line once again with Battle, who was the only player among seven eligible prospects in this year's Supplemental Draft to be selected. Where he fits with the Rams and who among the remaining prospects has a chance at getting signed as an undrafted free agent?
If No. 10 overall pick Todd Gurley is going to provide Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams an Eddie George-like presence in the running game as the club hopes, he'll need help from an offensive line expected to field three new starters in 2015, which may very well include Brown (predominately a tackle at Louisville) inside at right guard.
Protecting aging quarterback Carson Palmer was priority No. 1 in the 2015 NFL Draft for Arizona and the Cardinals appeared to do precisely that, nabbing a talented tackle and the mismatches among pass-catchers to close the gap with the two-time defending NFC champion Seahawks.
In a follow-up to the trade that sent Sam Bradford to Philadelphia and brought potential replacement Nick Foles to St. Louis, the Rams held private meetings or workouts with five of the six top-rated quarterbacks in the NFL Draft.
If the St. Louis Rams hope to fortify their forces for battle in the tough NFC West, they will need to make the best out of only six total picks, starting with No. 10 overall in the first round of the NFL Draft on April 30 in Chicago.