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Scout's take: Grading NFC West offseasons

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

  1. -X- The Retired RODfather Staff

    Jun 20, 2010
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    Mike Sando
    Rest of the article (other NFC West teams) here

    Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. joined the conversation Tuesday with a look at what NFC West teams have done and the possibilities that await.

    Best move: Easy call here. The Rams got good value for the second overall choice, sending it to the Washington Redskins for the sixth and 39th choices this year, plus first-round selections in 2013 and 2014. They've got a veteran first-year head coach with the job security to use those selections over the next few seasons. With Sam Bradford already in place at quarterback, the Rams were not interested in taking Robert Griffin III second overall, so moving out of that spot made sense.

    Worst move: While the draft choices acquired from Washington help for the long term, the Rams still haven't done much to improve the odds for Bradford in 2012. Williamson and I could not point to any one example of the Rams failing to add a specific player. The team did not have obvious options, in other words. Williamson: "They did not screw up in one instance, but collectively, not doing anything at tight end, receiver or running back beyond signing Steve Smith was not good. They will probably use some high picks in the draft on offense, but is that going to help this year? You have to get a guy or two to make Bradford's life a little easier. It wouldn't kill them to get a Jerricho Cotchery, a chain-moving veteran. But it is a deep receiver draft and they probably want to go young."

    Williamson's ideal first-round scenario: "Matt Kalil will be gone, but I sit there and take Morris Claiborne, Justin Blackmon or Trent Richardson. I probably would take Claiborne first considering their needs, but he is probably not there. Blackmon would be my last choice because he is not as good as those other guys, but he certainly would address the biggest need. Richardson is the best prospect and has the Jeff Fisher mentality. He could be his Eddie George for years and years. I love where the Rams sit. I do not want them to trade back. They should not trade to No. 10 and lose one of those stud players. They need studs. They have so many picks in the coming years. They have to stay in the top six and get one of those three players I mentioned. There's a drop after that."
  2. AIRWARNER13 New Member

    Mar 28, 2012
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    i hear you but player`s like ''brady'' were in that ''drop space'' too remember hey ''x'' don`t u think we should take a receiver in the early rounds and the last round??????
  3. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

    Jul 1, 2010
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    LMAO. So, the Rams didn't do anything to help Bradford, and need offense w/ the the high picks b/c they were NOT GOOD in FA, but they should select Claiborne in the 1st.

    Oh BSPN, I love you.

  4. bluecoconuts Attempting to unlock mysteries of the universe

    May 28, 2011
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    I thought Wells helps out Bradford, as does Amendola coming back.
  5. Warner4Prez Mɥɐʇ┴ɥǝHǝll¿

    Jun 23, 2010
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    Well you sir, are crazy.

    Didn't this guy from Scouts give the Rams like a B+ in FA a couple of weeks ago? Oh the things people will say to drum up a little discussion with two weeks before the draft.
  6. steferfootball Active Member

    Sep 24, 2011
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    Truth. But at the same time we still don't have anyone able to be a number one.