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If the rams draft 2nd overall

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by OhioRam, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. CGI_Ram

    CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    QB's get hot in the offseason. Like blackbart said; Carr. Mettenberger could rise. Who knows?

    The dynamics change too when teams try to get ahead of QB needy teams. It should be fun.
  2. LosAngelesRams

    LosAngelesRams Janoris Ogletree

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    I don't understand. Jake Long should be a perfect example of why you draft talented OL high and early and not wait till they hit the FA. Don't get me wrong hes still great but why not have him when hes young and making the pro bowl multiple times.
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  3. CGI_Ram

    CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    I give J Long a "B".

    He's been good. Pass pro a "C"... Run blocking stronger.

    He's gotten knocked down more than I expected... And despite getting dinged up has bounced back well.

    He's a keeper.
  4. El Juggernauto

    El Juggernauto Your Best Friend

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    The Rams have whiffed to many times on tackles.
    Call me gun shy
  5. HE WITH HORNS

    HE WITH HORNS Well-Known Member

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    Okay, after Bridgewater, is anyone going to want to trade up to draft Carr or Manziel? Every team picking immediately after us except Atlanta will be needing a QB somewhere in the draft, unless one of them signs Jay Cutler.

    Stay put at 2 and take an OT, Clowney, or trade down and get some more picks? Hmmmm.
  6. LosAngelesRams

    LosAngelesRams Janoris Ogletree

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    Yea I agree, I was just pointing out look at the good years Miami got with him because they pulled the trigger and took him 1st overall. 4/5 Pro Bowls :bigup:
  7. CGI_Ram

    CGI_Ram Hamburger Connoisseur

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    Yep. Sign me up for the next Orlando Pace!
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  8. LosAngelesRams

    LosAngelesRams Janoris Ogletree

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    Ohhh yeah, now that would be the crap! :cheese:
  9. jjab360

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    If there was an Orlando Pace in this draft, I'm pretty sure that pick would be a lock
  10. CGI_Ram

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    True.

    The bloodlines are with Mathews. I pick him and we have a fixture for the next X years. At the very least he's the safest pick in a long time.
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  11. jjab360

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    Meh, the bloodlines were with Casey Matthews, too.

    I like Jake Matthews but he doesn't really have any elite physical talents, just relatively quick feet and really good technique. He'll be a good OT, but never a dominant talent, not worth the no.2 overall pick, IMO.
  12. mr.stlouis

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    If we could land Matthe one of those WR's, and a second rounder then I'd probably blow up from pure excitement.
  13. CGI_Ram

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    Even if a RT for years to come its worth the pick.

    Or we could swing for a bigger hit?

    I take the safe bet.
  14. BonifayRam

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    From my stand point now Jake Mathews is very solid pick...an OL'er who has proven he can play OLT or ORT in a outstanding fashion. He would be an instant NFL swing OT too (very few of these types are ever around). He also has a serious run blocking capability who could move inside to OLG if needed...does this sound like a Ram four yr starter who will depart for UFA'cy on March 13th 2014. I wonder......? if you want Sam Bradford as your pocket passer you must be interested in a OL like Jake Mathews...Snead & Fisher have drafted a ton of playtoys (WR's & RB's) in the last two drafts for Sam to play with too bad he will not not enough time to play with them during a game.

    If the Rams even had the cap space to resign Saffold it would run you around 35 to 37 million for 4 yrs....that with some serious starting veteran releases....If drafted you could get a similar talented & type OL'er with that first pick & get Jake Mathews for around 13 million for 4 yrs......save approx 24 mil over 4 yrs....?
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  15. RaminExile

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    Yeah I don't get the "don't like drafting O-linemen high" thing either. You can get an absolute stud in the first round. Orlando Pace, Joe Thomas, Jake Long etc. Sure you can find an undrafted Jason Peters every now and again but its surely more difficult than drafting one high. I think we've become a bit gun shy because of some of our dreadful picks in the past like Alex Barron or Jason Smith but hey....lightning doesn't strike three times does it??
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  16. RaminExile

    RaminExile Well-Known Member

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    This ^ I like.
  17. RamsOfCastamere

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    Also, you can get Alex Barron, Jason Smith, if you're not careful.
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  18. jjab360

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    A solid, but not spectacular RT with the no.2 overall pick? Not worth it, IMO, I want a gamechanger that high in the draft.

    Dream big, CGI, dream big. :wink:
  19. Alan

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    mr.stlouis being the best kind of homer:
    Nice pick of the Arch! :D :bigup:
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  20. Angry Ram

    Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

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    That's all well and dandy. I just don't believe in "moving on" without having a sure upgrade ready to go. And unproven rookies are never gaurentees, or near gaurenetees to produce right away.