That plan was contingent on Sam Bradford converting his prodigious potential into franchise quarterback status.
General manager Les Snead remains steadfast in his support of the former No. 1 overall pick residing atop his quarterback depth chart.
"As we've said, Sam's our starting QB," Snead said Thursday, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "And maybe that's too way out of the box to take a QB that high."
Snead will consider adding quarterback insurance and/or eventual competition later in the draft, but he doesn't know if it's "the wisest thing" to allocate a high first-round pick with Bradford locked in as the starter.
The Rams are in a precarious position. With the addition of a big bodied, go-to wide receiver and help in the defensive backfield, this team will be ready to contend for a playoff spot in 2014 -- as long as the quarterback isn't a detriment.
He might need to use one of those future picks on a quarterback.