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Grade our draft so far.

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by Rams and Gators, May 9, 2014.

  1. -X- Not into the whole brevity thing.

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    That grade was given because the guy didn't like the pick and thought the Rams should take someone at a different position. He specifically mentioned Watson. That grade wasn't given because he's an average player. How are you doling out your grades? On the selection (position, slot, both) or the perceived talent-level of the player? That might clear things up (or make it worse. lol)
     
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  2. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    I think a lot of people are way into Watkins because of the flash factor, but the games start and end with the lines, and we needed to fix those issues. Anyone remember the crap we rolled out onto the field during the Bulger years? Start of Bradford's career? Sam has had nearly 30 different guys play on the line right? Or is it 30 different combinations of lines? Either way, that's far too much instability to be able to pass up a great player on the line because a receiver is flashy.
     
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  3. Yamahopper Well-Known Member

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    A+.
    Took the second best player in the draft at #2 right where he should have been.
    Donald was a gift @13. I had him as 5th bpa in the draft.
    Other teams had to let him slide for him to be there for the but the Rams had the brains to jump on him. Kudos for that.
     
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  4. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

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    Incomplete. The only gear they even received was a hat. And Aaron Donald didn't even get that last night.
     
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  5. Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    From what I read, it was given because we already had tackles, but didn't have a #1 WR. That's a valid argument.

    The Rams seem content to go the guard now, tackle maybe later route, and that's a valid way of doing things. But I can understand where Walter is coming from on this.
     
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  6. Yamahopper Well-Known Member

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    If something happened to Brockers or Langford why not in goal line or short yardage situ's. He would be hard to move at his size.
     
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  7. Tailback Member

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    I give them an A. I read that the Rams wanted the CB Gilbert but he was taken just before their #13 pick. They went with their board and took the DT that many people called a top 5 talent.
     
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  8. iced Well-Known Member

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    same reason - watkins, matthews, hell even khalil mack are better prospects imo
     
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  9. -X- Not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Gotcha. It's all good.
     
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  10. JYB New Member

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    A+ for getting top rated OT, top rated DT and for not forcing picks based on need, which is how teams stay mediocre.
     
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  11. Sum1 Well-Known Member

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    Not the way I would have gone, but they have knocked it out of the park. 4 Impact players through 3 rounds. YES!

    A+
     
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  12. BeerOClock Member

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    You're listening to the wrong people.

    He needs work on his pass protection--everyone says he could start at LT immediately. Can't you see the disconnect here? Kony Ealy got crushed by Robinson on runs, but easily ran past him on pass plays. Just think what JJ Watt would do.

    I think Robinson is a very solid pick, but a little bit of a reach for #2. If it weren't for the fact that he will be a great plug in at Guard, you have Boudreau coaching him up and he's very athletic for his size, I'd say it was a terrible pick. It fills a need and he'll be a great player for the Rams in time.
     
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  13. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

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    It's still incomplete for me. But I really, really like the Lamarcus Joyner pick. I didn't know much about him, but after reading his interview and learning about his play style...looks like the Rams drafted a real bully of a player with him. With him in the nickel, looks like the Rams CBs are set.

    Tre Mason was a good pick too. Surprised he was the 4th or 5th RB taken, but who knows. Him and Zac Stacy is gonna be an awesome combo to watch.

    All in all I liked today's better than round 1, and overall the Rams are doing a great job. Just hope they live up to all these "grades" come October, November, etc.
     
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  14. 69superbowl Member

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    A A A C

    3.5 - solid B, maybe a touch better.
     
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  15. Memento Ser Memento (alias, The Winged Knight).

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    Still a solid A for me. I loved the Joyner pick. Even got my dad to come around on it, and he's usually against drafting smaller players. And Tre Mason, who was probably my number two back, and a guy I expected to go in the second round falling to us in the third? That gets an A from me. We're going to be rotating three running backs, guys who go hard on every play, yet still have different styles (Stacy the bowling ball knocking down a strike, Mason the greased seal in water, and Cunningham the hammer against the anvil). I love this draft so far.
     
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  16. OnceARam Well-Known Member

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    What's done is done. It's time to climb on board the Rams train.
     
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  17. OnceARam Well-Known Member

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    Are you ever going to get over Watkins?
     
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  18. Oyster New Member

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    I'd give it an A. It's been a solid draft so far and I see all of our picks making an immediate contribution.
     
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  19. rhinobean Well-Known Member

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    Probably not until there are results for him to digest. BPA in a position of need is what Robinson is. A!
     
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  20. SaneRamsFan Member

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    Football is a team sport and when giving a grade on a drafted player I try to look at how and if that guy improves 1) the unit he plays on 2)the side of the ball he plays on 3) the team and lastly how the guy performs iindividually. And sorry but I am old school and I look at if the guy carries himself with some measure of class and dignity.
    A plus for the Rams so far.
     
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