St. Louis Rams: Initial Grades for 2015 NFL Draft Class

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Round 6: Bud Sasser, WR, Missouri


After spending much of the 2014 season with just four receivers on the 53-man roster (Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, and Chris Givens), there was no question that the Rams needed to boost their receiving depth, even with starter Brian Quick returning from injury. It’s debatable how much a player like Sasser will be able to do for them, considering that he was basically a one-year wonder who had just 39 catches for 608 yards and two touchdowns over three years before collecting 77 receptions for 1,003 yards and 12 TDs as a senior.

With that said, the 6-f00t-2, 210-pound receiver is an athletic wideout who has the skills to contribute in a variety of roles and can be an asset to the team. It wouldn’t be too hard for him to make himself an upgrade over Givens, who has been nearly useless since his fantastic rookie season in 2012. The Rams arguably reached for Sasser, who was not invited to the combine, in the sixth round. But in a draft class that was short on late-round receiving talent, the Rams recognized a need and addressed it before it became too late.

Next: Round 6: Cody Wichmann