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Draft talk, mocks, prospects

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by -X-, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. NorCalRamFan

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    Yeah, I was talking up Kiko Alonzo last draft as well although I'm happy with Ogletree who is going to be a terror. I'm surprised he didn't get any ROY consideration when you look at his numbers such as tackles and FF's and how he got better as the season went along.
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    I don't think Fisher ever takes OL's in the 1st round though.
  3. Alan

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    That has been his SOP but I expect/hope that to change this year.
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    Could be. The difference is this year there are more blue chip players outside of OT. Last year the QBs were weak. The best WR was a slot guy. There wasn't a stud DE like Clowney. So there are at least 4 players this year that could reasonably go before Matthews. Bridgewater, Manziel, Bortles, Clowney, and Watkins could all go before Matthews. Last year it was all about the OTs. And I think the OTs this year are better than last years.

    It's gonna be hard for Snead/Fisher not to improve the team in this draft.
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    I don't know what to expect. I do know that we are weaker on the interior OL than at OT. So we do need Guards and maybe a Center if Jones busts.

    Our 2 best WRs were undersized rookies, and I don't think we can depend on Givens or Quick to be a quality starter. So I don't like standing pat with this crew.

    And we need another CB, and a FS.

    Fisher and Snead have to fit that all into the draft an FA.
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    Good points max but I see the only difference being less of them will be picked in the top 10. I actually like the WRs better this year than last year. Of course you are so right about the QB class last year. One QB (Manuel @16) taken in the whole first round won't be duplicated for a long time IMO.

    With two first round picks it would be hard to not improve. Of course we could do something foolish like trade up again. I still haven't taken my virtual foot out of the TV from last years trade up. :frown:

    Saffold and Barksdale are not options at LT IMO.
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  7. BonifayRam

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    You can bet your the bank on that Alan! Not just OT's either!

    Don't know how you could be much weaker than having only ONE (1) healthy OT on our team max?

    Sure agree with you on the DB's.
  8. Alan

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    Yeah Bonifay, I think teams are desperately looking for means to improve their passing game and great O-lines will make even average QBs look good. It's a passing league and besides the O-line you only have two more options.

    The first option is a great QB but they are very very hard to find and even if you find them we've seen from Sam that you need more than just a great QB.

    The second option is great WRs but as the Rams have found out, they don't grow on trees either. No doubt in my mind that the O-line is the key to success and the easiest to achieve. You don't need great players. A group of good players working together as a team can be a great O-line.
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    I don't think Mitchell had declared when I first posted? Mitchell has good coverage skills but is very slow. I've heard rumors of 4.7 electronic times but can't verify. Of course Jairus Byrd I think was a corner converted to safety because of foot speed and that turned out well. Mitchell has good size, 6' 190ish.
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    He hadn't but I saw he declared and with you being an Oregon fan, I wanted to ask you about him. :wink: