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Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by PhxRam, Dec 26, 2013.

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Who do you choose?

  1. Jadeveon Clowney

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  2. Jake Matthews

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  3. Sammy Watkins

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  1. The Rammer ESPN Draft Guru

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    Damn you soapbox! lol
    I mean for all i know he could be Deacon Jones reincarnate lol! But from what I seen from watching him I don't see him consistantly dominating a game to dictate or justify a top 2 pick expecially considering Who we already have at DE and what our other teams needs are. It's like drafting Bridgewater with our pick..... why?
     
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  3. BonifayRam Well-Known Member

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    Well Hello iamme33(Dan) So nice to have you join in with us and welcome aboard to the best Ram Forum there is! First time I have had the pleasure to see you pop up in my range. Also good to see you can provide for the family with such nice trophy size fresh water trout! I have never had the luxury of such a pleasure down here in Salt Life territory. Finally great to have a fellow well seasoned Ram fan aboard too.

    I would not have too many issues with a DE/CB/Safety with the first picks but I sure would worry about keep Sam Bradford upright & healthy! The current Ram OL will have four starters entering into free agency & the waiting on the rehabbing event on OLT Jake Long will cause me nightmares!
     
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  4. Memphis Ram Well-Known Member

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    Not only Julius Peppers. But, Mario Williams, Kevin Carter, and a few other NFL successes got the same rap coming out of college.
     
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  5. kurtfaulk Well-Known Member

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    i went clowney. i want the rams to have the most dominant d in the nfl.

    i'm pretty sure the rams can find competent olimemen later in the draft.

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  6. iamme33 Member

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    I would not have too many issues with a DE/CB/Safety with the first picks but I sure would worry about keep Sam Bradford upright & healthy! The current Ram OL will have four starters entering into free agency & the waiting on the rehabbing event on OLT Jake Long will cause me nightmares![/quote]
     
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  7. Alan Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the delay. Had to take one of my naps.

    BonifayRam answering:

    Name me the last 3rd or 4th rd OG that the Rams have drafted that has been anyway close to successful as a Ram?
    Richie Incognito

    1a-CB Dennard
    1b-OLT (Kouandjio or Erving)
    1c-OLG/OLT/ORT (Robinson or Ogbuehi)
    2a-S/Nickle-Joyer

    Two OTs (or an OT and an OG) in the first round? Whoosh! I think that's a little overboard.:D Although I'd be OK with taking a flyer on another developmental project later in the draft.:bigup:

    Disagree I have not seen enough of these Ram Lb'ers to know how specific their strengths or weaknesses are but I do know the are all very fast & Bates & Ray Ray sure can hit ! Both of these have safetys in their back ground.
    A good description of a SS. We need a FS.

    Fisher went with well seasoned veteran who could play all the required LB'ing positions while Dunbar was gone. None of these rookie Lb'ers got any shot to fill Dunbar place because there was no space to fill...Spoon had it all covered!
    You say potato and I say over the hill has been (Spoon). Sounds like you think Fisher chose experience over talent. I think he did both. We'll have to see how that shakes out.

    My thought is you have your DB's fix this problem...we had two very serious injuries in the secondary with CF & TJ Mac. Forcing Fisher to use safety Giordano in place of TJ Mac & safety McLeod to fill in for Nickel CF ...that then required safety Stewart to fill McLeod safety duties...Neither of those two back ups were up to the job! New rookies like CB Dennard & S/Nickle Joyner will more than fix it!
    I agree with all of this except the pink stuff. I think that would be denying that LBs are frequently needed and used in coverage. Long gone are the days where LBs just stop the run and rush the passer IMO.

    As an aside, I wouldn't call CF's injury serious. I prefer to call it a lucky break for us. Kind of a mean thing to say during the holidays but IMO true.

    oh yes most important Wishing you & family a wonderful Happy New Year !
    Back at you Rams brother! :woot: :bigup: :woot:
     
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  8. Memphis Ram Well-Known Member

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    Not concerned about the round. But, I watched the Giants win a Super Bowl with Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora, and Justin Tuck. They then then turned around a few years later to win another one with Strahan replaced by a 1st round DE that most argued they didn't need in Jason Pierre-Paul.

    Notice that everyone remembers those guys, but how many remember the names of the players on the back 7 of the defense.

    In 2014, I'd replace Eugene Sims in the rotation with Clowney. He'd backup both Quinn and Long with Hayes keeping a player defenses have to account for at DE on the field at all times. And I'd turn him lose in those 4 DE sets ala Justin Tuck. All combined he'd be a double digit sack guy easy. And I'd just watch just how much better the defense gets.
     
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  9. iamme33 Member

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    I would not have too many issues with a DE/CB/Safety with the first picks but I sure would worry about keep Sam Bradford upright & healthy! The current Ram OL will have four starters entering into free agency & the waiting on the rehabbing event on OLT Jake Long will cause me nightmares![/quote]


    thanks for the welcome bonifay its good to be here. as far as keeping bradford upright have faith in boudreau he has done wonders with less
     
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  10. PressureD41 Les Snead's Draft Analyst Advisor

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  11. LosAngelesRams Janoris Ogletree

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    he's the only WR id be down with taking with a high pick this year. Id be happy with both those picks.
     
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  12. BonifayRam Well-Known Member

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  13. RFIP Well-Known Member

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    And If Watkins lives up to his billing he replaces....no one because they have no one CLOSE to his ilk = Off the charts upgrade.

    Sam to Sammy in 2014!
     
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  14. mr.stlouis Well-Known Member

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    I voted Matthews in this no trade down scenario because we could still get Evans with our second pick. Mathews would be long gone by then.
     
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  15. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    I'm still leaning towards Matthews if no trade-down.
    The youth factor and potential talent on this team has been set in motion at nearly every position(QB/RB/WR/TE/DLine/LB's/DB's)...except for the OLine.

    I believe its a good idea to have a veteran OLine vs a young inexperience group,but our veteran group is FRAGILE. Well's,Long and Saffold aren't guys i want to rely upon week after week as far as durability and as a result,continuity.

    Boudreau is a proven asset to this group of guys,so there's that. Let's invest in some fresh talent up front to go along with J.Long and Coach B.
     
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  16. Alan Well-Known Member

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    I can name another guard that I liked drafted even better and even lower. Mark Setterstrom drafted in the 7th round. Started 6 games his rookie year and opened the 2007 season as the starter. Started the first 3 games, got a knee injury and never made it back. Damn good guard as I remember him.

    To be fair though, how many have we actually drafted in the 3rd or 4th round? Probably very few. I don't think you can make any kind of definitive statement on such a small sample. Try looking at all 32 teams for the last 15 years (not asking much am I? :lol:) and tell me you can't draft a good one.

    You know my views about drafting Jack of all trades type players. Mediocrity at all positions. I want specialists. Saffold is a prime example of that. Sure, he can play tackle in a pinch but not well. He's a guard, not a guard/tackle hybrid.
     
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  17. Alan Well-Known Member

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    I can't disagree with that. Or agree with that. I haven't looked into any of the WRs available because I'm not really interested in drafting any this year. I'll take your word for it that he's very good but there certainly hasn't been any buzz about him being the next Julio Jones. At least not that I've heard.

    There is certainly a very good argument to be made for drafting a WR early. I get that. I just don't think our primary needs coincide with that. We used a 1st and a 2nd round pick to draft Tavon last year and this year it's time to spend our resources somewhere else IMO.
     
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  18. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    He's got some Julio Jones to him...but he's not as big or strong. However, he's more fluid and cuts better than Julio did. I'd have Julio a little bit above him as a prospect but Watkins is of that caliber. As is Mike Evans. Both are top 10 picks in my book.
     
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  19. Alan Well-Known Member

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    If we draft him I won't cry in my beer but I'd much prefer to spend our resources on keeping Sam upright and defending passing attacks. Our D looks good on paper but we can't stop the good offenses unless all the breaks like we did against Indy. Plus it won't matter how good our WRs are if we don't have a good running game and be able to give Sam time to throw.

    Maybe Snisher and Demoff will be able to come up with a plan to do both.:D
     
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  20. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Need to fix the OL before we worry about adding more weapons.
     
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