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Predict the Secondary

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by DCH, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. DCH This IS my 'oh' face.

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    Who do you see making the team in our secondary in 2014?

    CB:
    - Jenkins (Outside starter)
    - Johnson (Outside starter)
    - Joyner (Slot starter)
    - Gaines (Dime back)
    - Reid
    - Roberson
    - McGee

    S:
    - McDonald (Safety #1 starter)
    - Alexander (Safety #2 starter)
    - McLeod (1st guy off the bench, maybe swaps for Alexander on passing downs)
    - Davis
    - Bryant

    So Daniels, Woodard, Cunningham, Pointer, Jarrid Bryant are all out. Leaves us 7 corners and 5 safeties, which seems vaguely OK...

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. RamsJunkie Well-Known Member

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    Im hearing Bryant may not be ready for training camp. If thats the case probably a practice squad canidate. I dont see them keeping that many DBs especially because I think Joyner will be playing some saftey as well slot corner. My best guess is

    Jenkins-outside starter
    Johnson-outside starter
    Joyner-slot starter and saftey in base package
    McGee
    Gaines
    Reid(give him the edge over Roberson If he can return kicks)

    S:
    Mcdonald- Starter
    Joyner/Alexander/McLeod (I think will all be playing some saftey in differnt packages)
    Davis

    I think they will only keep 10 or 11 that would be my 10 if they kept 11 it would be between Roberson and Matt Daniels.
     
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  3. STLINI New Member

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    12 seems kind of heavy to me. I would say Bryant goes to the practice squad or injured reserved if he can't get back. Then I would say that Reid/Roberson/McGee are battling it out for the last 2 CB spots. Special Teams ability will be big for these guys.

    If Daniels can show to be fully recovered from his injury, he'll give Davis a run for his money.
     
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  4. CoachO Well-Known Member

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    I agree that they are highly unlikely to keep 12 DBs.

    That being said, Jenkins, Johnson, Joyner as the "starters" at CB. with McGee and Gaines competing for the "dime" Spot. If you consider Joyner as a hybrid, (CB/S) then you may be looking at it coming down to Woodard or Roberson for that 11th spot. IMO, I don't expect to see Reid stick around. I just think there is too much rust to shake off after missing as much time as he has missed over the past couple of years. PS written all over him.

    At Safety, I think its McLeod's spot to lose, (they really seem to like him) along side McDonald obviously. Bryant could land on the PUP List, as his injury would preclude him from participating in Training camp, That could work to their advantage, in that he would be a "free roster spot" for what could be up to 6 weeks into the season. At which point they would have to choose to activate or IR him.

    That leaves Alexander and Davis With Alexander missing virtually all of the OTAs, I would expect him to be behind the curve entering training camp, otherwise, I could see him challenging McLeod.
     
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  5. PrometheusFaulk Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if they'll keep any of Roberson, Reid, Woodard or Pointer, at least not for an active 46.

    Jenkins, Johnson, Joyner, McGee, Gaines, McDonald, McLeod, Davis and Alexander seem like the picks to me. Given Joyner's versatility why not use that roster spot for depth at other positions?
     
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  6. CoachO Well-Known Member

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    Pointer is already gone,, he was released in the offseason.
     
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  7. PrometheusFaulk Well-Known Member

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    Missed that, thanks for the heads up.
     
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  8. BonifayRam Well-Known Member

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    I could see Fisher going with only 9 DB's if rookies Joyner & Gaines prove they can play multiple positions like Nickle/Dime & deep safety. If not I look for pure 2nd yr CB Woodard to win that 10th position due to the fact that Fisher will have added 3 rookies to the master roster already ...his one full season with the Rams last yr helping out much, with ex Gator rookie CB Roberson if fully healthy coming in @ #11.
    CB's
    #1-Johnson
    #2-Jenkins
    #3-McGee
    #4-Gaines

    Safeties
    #1-McDonald SS
    #2-McLeod FS
    #3-Joyner SS/FS/Nickle/CB
    #4-Alexander SS
    #5-Davis FS

    On Bubble/ 10th DB
    #1-CB-Woodard
    #2-CB-Roberson (PS)
    #3-CB/Nickle-Reid
    #4-Saf-C.Bryant (PS)
     
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