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Five elite players atop board

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by -X-, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. -X-

    -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    The 2012 NFL draft class has some clear headliners at the top of the board, but how does the talent level overall look up and down the board?

    This draft tiers document -- which breaks down the top 100 players on my board into groups based on grade -- is helpful in answering that question, both for teams and fans.

    The tiers show which portions of the class are deep and which are lean. There are some lean tiers near the top of the board, but the class is solid in Tiers 3 and 4.

    The tiers are also a good tool for teams considering a trade. For instance, a team toying with the idea of trading back in the first round can judge whether a player from Tier 2 on its board will still be available with its new selection, or if it will be stuck with a Tier 3 player at that point.

    These tiers can help when trying to identify where there is depth -- or a lack thereof -- at certain positions. This year, the tiers show that offensive tackle is lean after Tier 4, so we can expect the players from the top three tiers to be selected even more quickly than usual.

    Elsewhere, the depth of the defensive tackle class can be seen in Tiers 5, 6 and 7; Tier 6 also has a lot of intriguing talent at quarterback and running back, and the depth of the wide receiver and cornerback classes shows up in a big way in Tier 7.

    Here's my seven-tier breakdown of the top 100 prospects in the 2012 class, listed in order of draft grade.

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  2. Thordaddy

    Thordaddy Binding you with ancient logic

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    There was some talk yesterday on "Moving the Chains " that Miami will try to move into the top five to get Tannehill probably try to trade up to 3rd to prevent Cleveland from taking him at 4.Then again if they want him Cleveland aught to be able to trade a third to switch places with Minn.

    Either way it's very likely Tannehill get's taken ahead of 6th so one of those elites should be there for us.

    This could be the most active first round trade year ever.
  3. paceram

    paceram Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully, this will happen and either Kalil or Richardson will drop to the Rams!
  4. steferfootball

    steferfootball Well-Known Member

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    Wait, Ryan Broyles was a Sooner, no?
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    libertadrocks Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's wrong. Broyles played at OU and certainly isnt 6-3
  6. Ramhusker

    Ramhusker Well-Known Member Pick 'Em Champion Pit Boss

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    Yes he was but he doesn't weight 309 pounds like that chart says. :lmao:
  7. steferfootball

    steferfootball Well-Known Member

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    I bet if he was 309 lbs, he could get more separation than our current group. :mrgreen:
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    Username Has a Well-Known Member

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    Pretty exciting to think about some of the players that could fall to us in the 2nd round.
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    bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I could think watching that video was how badly I want a TV like that.