1. To unlock all of features of Rams On Demand please take a brief moment to register. Registering is not only quick and easy, it also allows you access to additional features such as live chat, private messaging, and a host of other apps exclusive to Rams On Demand.

Blackmon or Richardson

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by Barrison, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Barrison Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1,515
    Likes Received:
    459
    I saw this on "that other site" and wanted to see what people of ROD thought about it.

    You're Les Snead and you hear "The Rams are now on the clock" the browns took Tannehill, the bucs grab Claiborne and T Rich and Blackmon both fall who do you select??? :idk?:
     
    #1
  2. -X- Not into the whole brevity thing.

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    18,788
    Likes Received:
    8,660
    Richardson.

    Is Blackmon so far removed from the rest of the receivers in this draft that you can't find a receiver of similar talent? I say no. Is Richardson so far removed from the rest of the RBs in this draft that you can't find a back of similar talent? I say yes. You wanna take pressure off the QB? Run Jackson and Richardson at a defense for a while. That should soften things up a little.
     
    #2
  3. paceram Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,146
    Likes Received:
    218
    Agreed! Trent Richardson is in a class by himself and he could be a huge asset for the Rams for years to come while there are several receivers that the Rams could draft in round 2 that could help the Rams WR corp. While these receivers may not be as good as Blackmon I don't think the gap is nearly as great as it is with Richardson and the next best RB prospect!
     
    #3
  4. Faceplant Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,675
    Likes Received:
    736
    Richardson all day. That said, I DO feel like Blackmon will be an impact player in this league. possibly a star.
     
    #4
  5. libertadrocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,224
    Likes Received:
    2
    That's a tough decision and I dont know its that linear given the circumstance laid out in the OP. If I had to choose between only those 2 Id have to go with Blackmon. TRich is obviously the better player, IDK if Blackmon is even a top 10 talent, but because we have SJ at RB and NO WRs that play anything but the slot I have to give the edge to Blackmon.

    It's such a tough decision between the two I wavered several times while thinking through my answer.

    It comes down to the age old philosophical draft quandary. How far are you willing to stray from your talent evaluation grade to get a player of need.
     
    #5
  6. brokeu91 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,759
    Likes Received:
    1,059
    I'd go with Richardson. Blackmon is the bigger need, but Richardson is more of a sure thing and will become a HUGE need in a year or two. Also, WR is a much deeper position in the draft this year, so we could find someone later who could help the WR core (even if they aren't a "true #1WR").
     
    #6
  7. -X- Not into the whole brevity thing.

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    18,788
    Likes Received:
    8,660
    Agreed. Love Jackson - LOVE'M! But there's no guarantee he'll last an entire season anymore. Richardson would be an ideal pick under this scenario. He wouldn't have to be thrown into the mix as the every down back, could be coached up well for the entire season, and he packs a punch. Benches 475 and squats 600? Kidding me? If Jackson gets dinged up, the drop-off wouldn't hurt as much as having to insert a Toston, Cadillac or Norwood, now would it? Wear defenses down. Wear them right the hell down.

    Plus, we can always get Keenan Allen or Robert Woods with Washington's top pick next year. :twisted:
     
    #7
  8. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    6,270
    Likes Received:
    951
    Blackmon all the way!

    That said, I've done my best scouting by watching youtube highlights, and I wouldn't be angry if they took Richardson in the 1st, and the Sanu fella from Rutgers w/ one of the 2 2nd round picks.

    I think the only way I'll be upset is if they take a lineman w/ the 6th pick.
     
    #8
  9. Ramhusker Well-Known Member Pit Boss

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    4,139
    Likes Received:
    776
    Where's a crystal ball when you need one? I guess you have to TRY and look to the next two years of drafting to see what caliber RBs and WRs are likely to be there in the 1st round. I'm starting to feel Blackmon is one of 3 or 4 impact WRs coming out this year and Richardson is without a doubt the leading back this year although there are half a dozen other backs that will probably be successful at least as pretty damn good complimentary backs. I guess I say Richardson and cross my fingers one of those 3 or 4 WRs are still there in the top of the 2nd round.
     
    #9
  10. Ram Quixote Knight Errant

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Messages:
    2,528
    Likes Received:
    435
    Sounds like someone's having an identity crisis.

    Richardson. There were more than a few people who wondered why we drafted Jackson when we still had Faulk.
     
    #10
  11. MerlinJones Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    983
    Likes Received:
    721
    Trent Richardson please.
     
    #11
  12. Ramhusker Well-Known Member Pit Boss

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    4,139
    Likes Received:
    776
    Forgive me for being too lazy at the moment to look it up for getting too damn old to remember but what pick was SJ in the draft? And who did we pick, if anyone, before him that year?
     
    #12
  13. Memento Ser Memento (alias, The Winged Knight).

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,865
    Likes Received:
    576
    Twenty-fourth. We traded with Denver to take him. Oh, and Cincinnati was also involved in the trade.
     
    #13
  14. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,858
    Likes Received:
    784
    First round, 24th pick overall, didn't pick anyone before him.
     
    #14
  15. JdashSTL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1,178
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just cant see Fisher NOT being all giddy about TRich and we race up to the podium with our selection. I have a few concerns about how we would use him as long as SJ is healthy, but I think they Schotty will make it work just fine.
     
    #15
  16. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    6,270
    Likes Received:
    951
    I know it's sad. But the positive if Angry Ram doesn't become angry...that's a good thing!
     
    #16
  17. Yamahopper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2,490
    Likes Received:
    1,066
    T-Rich all day. Not even a close decision.
     
    #17
  18. Barrison Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1,515
    Likes Received:
    459
    Count me in for T-Rich as well but i'm pretty sure Cleveland wouldn't of let Hillis go if they didn't have a replacement plan in mind.
     
    #18
  19. brokeu91 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,759
    Likes Received:
    1,059
    That's what I'm thinking too. But they may say that they could get a pretty good RB in round 2 and take Blackmon or Tannehill. What would be interesting is if Minnesota passes on Kalil and then I can see teams trying to trade up with Cleveland to take Kalil.
     
    #19
  20. iBruce Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,017
    Likes Received:
    123
    Richardson.
     
    #20