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2013 NFL Draft/Prospect Discussion thread

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by Memento, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    Lotta discussion about that 16th pick on this forum, and a lot of discussion about Patterson too.
    I'm gonna have to wait and see how the rest of FA shakes out before I commit to a certain player at 16.
    If Amendola and Jackson are gone, there suddenly becomes new options.
     
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  2. Ramhusker Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    With Welker gone to Denver, we can kiss Amendola goodbye. the Pats will make a major play for him now. Got a strong feeling either 16 or 22 will be used on a WR. Do u get the feeling that the plains to fill the "skilled" positions with speed and youth and solidify the trenches with gritty vets?
     
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  3. Rabid Ram Well-Known Member

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    I agree vaccaro 16 but i am going to be waaaay different and say we should look at Steadman Bailey at 22 kids got soft hands and a radar for the ball check out his last years stats <a class="postlink" href="http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/players/84145/stedman-bailey" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/p ... man-bailey</a> and youtube some highlights just my thoughts

    And after watching fisher as a titans fan for so long i can tell you if vaccaro is there fish will take him 16 over a wr
     
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  4. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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  5. bluesjoc Long time poster,First time reader

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    The Longs left St Louis without signing a contract? Anybody have any info on this? :cry:
    I am not all that convinced Tavon Austin would be a good pick either. Tavon was great in the Big East, but just above average in the Big XII.
     
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  6. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    Haven't really said anything. Essentially this it the timeline I've gathered.

    Day 1:
    Free agency started, Long agreed to fly to St Louis for a physical and to talk/sign a contract, things looked like he was favoring St Louis.

    Day 2:
    Jake and his wife came to St Louis and took a very long/extensive physical to make sure he was cleared to play. Everything checked out. Afterwards they all went out to dinner (Long family, Long Agent, Rams staff), things looked pretty good for him to sign in St Louis. Wife tweets how they enjoyed dinner and the tour but they weren't selling their house in Miami quite yet.

    Day 3:
    Contract numbers got exchanged all through the day, Longs agent and Demoff went to dinner, and another offer was given to the Jake Long camp things still looking pretty good that he'll sign in St Louis. Wife tweets about how they have decisions to make and they don't know what they want to do yet, etc etc.

    Day 4:
    Jake Long leaves St Louis without a contract. Word is that Miami is making a strong push for him, wife tweets a picture comparing weather between Miami and St Louis, Miami O-Line starts twitter thing about keeping Jake Long with the team, chances are he'll stay with Miami. Why he flipped is anyone's guess. Either the Rams low-balled him (but given that Miami players are trying to woo him, numbers are probably very close), his wife told him to stay in Miami, or he was using the Rams to get more money from the Dolphins. Of course he could pick the Rams in the long run, but I wouldn't put money on it


    And that's where we are now.
     
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  7. Ramhusker Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    Ok, Jake Long is in the fold. Reset your prognostications and give me your 1st round picks!

    16. WR Tavon Austin

    22. OLB Alec Olgetree or S Jonathan Cyprien
     
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  8. CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    I'm going with this; except if Austin is gone Patterson or Warmack, and I could see a Keenan Allen and Cyprien combo.

    I'm bagging Cyprien as 22 right now.



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  9. mr.stlouis Well-Known Member

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    I like Austin at 16, he's a playmaker. (However I'm my doubts of him being there at 16 are growing.) If not Austin than Warmack has my vote and then Cooper/Vaccario.

    I just want BPA at 22. If that's Ogletree than so be it.
     
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  10. nighttrain Well-Known Member

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    Seems to me our biggest wants/needs are WR, OLB, & Safey in no particular order, so when we draft, BPA at one of these should be there with all our top three picks, and probably right on through the draft..While i have my preferences, i will be happy with whatever Fisher & Snead come up with.. After their first draft together and it's results, I think they've earned the trust of all of us in Rams Natiion..
    train
     
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  11. DR RAM Rams Lifer

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    DR RAM's 5 Favorite Future NFL Stars

    OK. There are a few players that I think are really special in this draft, but almost all of them have at least one issue. Listed below are my top 5. Not the top 5 drafted, but the top 5 that I think will be future NFL stars.

    #1 Eric Fisher. With no issues that I can see is. I Love him, love the level of nastiness he plays with, which is why I have him rated over Luke Joekel. To me, he's the safest pick in the draft. I'll let my prior track record on rating OL'men stand by itself.

    #2 Cordarrelle Patterson Some don't see it, or disagree, but watching tape of him blows my mind. Everyone knows his elusiveness, and some dismiss it by deducting that he will be unable to do what he does in the NFL. I think the thing that is missed the most is that he is a very strong kid, and he will lower the boom and run people over if he has to. He's a little raw, so what. You will get immediate return by lining him up in the backfield, and on special teams.

    #3 Lane Johnson. Just an absolute freak athlete, will probably end up being the best of everyone in this draft over the course of their careers. He's ready to play now, and can play both tackle spots.

    #4 Tavon Austin. Maybe the most explosive player that I have ever seen on tape. The question is: Will he be the exception or the rule? None of us know, but if he's the exception, watch out.

    #5 Dion Jordan. The first second that I saw him, I thought Aldon Smith, who was in my top 5 a few years ago. Dion is a little light, needs to gain and get stronger, but I think he'll be able to do that, the question is when. He will have to wait on his surgically repaired shoulder to really bulk up. I think he will be very good to great, but it might take a couple years to get there.

    Players that just missed the list: Luke Joekel (consistent, polished, athletic); Jonathan Cooper (feet, strength, explosiveness); Ezekiel Ansah (athlete, high motor, instincts); Jarvis Jones (reminds me of a stronger Von Miller); Jonathan Cyprien (tough, strong, instincts); Chance Warmack (powerful, football IQ, feet, use of hands). I could probably list another 5 - 7 players, but I won't. I probably missed a couple that I would have liked to add.

    I haven't watched enough of Shariff Floyd to make an assessment, but he would probably make my list based on highlights that I have watched.
     
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  12. RamFan503 Grill and Brew Master

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    I was just thinking yesterday. Could you imagine our line if we DID draft Shariff? Who would want to see him, Brockers, Long, and Quinn facing them?
     
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  13. DR RAM Rams Lifer

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    I'd be down for drafting him if he slipped, or Kawann Short in the 2nd. I'd love our line being that good.
     
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  14. DR RAM Rams Lifer

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    Here's a sleeper power back that might fit if the Rams don't think Ganaway is better. He's probably a late round pick. I've seen him play a few whole games, and I like how he finishes runs. The name: Cameron Marshall. 5' 10" 215 lbs. Ran a 4.5 and at his pro day. 22 reps bench. Did a 7.06 in the 3 cone, and has a 36 1/2" vert. Anyone else see him play?

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvzXqRVh6Ys[/youtube]
     
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  15. A55VA6 Shutdown Corner

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    The more tape on Safeties I watch, the more I like Matt Elam. I'd probably put him as my #1 rated safety and vacarro at #2.
     
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  16. duckhunter Well-Known Member

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    Below is a ton of info on the pro day results. Of interest Jarvis Jones is probably dropping and Jesse Williams improving. Lots of surprises.

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.gbnreport.com/prodayupdates.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.gbnreport.com/prodayupdates.html</a>

    About all we have left is individual workouts due to injury or other extraordinary circumstances.
     
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  17. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    Latest WalterFootball mock draft 3/26
    http://walterfootball.com/draft2013.php
     
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  18. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    Getting to know Eddie Lacy

    ProFootballTalk: Alabama is also known for producing standout running backs, and Eddie Lacy is the latest to emerge, with hopes he follows in the footsteps of Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson.

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/51355541#51355541" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp ... 1#51355541</a>

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  19. pepperfoot New Member

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    i read they are looking into Marcus Lattimore for the RB position - loosing SJ is the worst thing that could happen in my opinion.
    i love the rams. bradford is a great QB but they need a replacment for SJ fast - and some good WR too :)






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  20. A55VA6 Shutdown Corner

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    I love Steven, no disrespect to him... but I feel we might actually be better without him. Callme crazy, but I believe it.
     
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