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Might want to keep this in the back of our minds for the rest of the draft

Discussion in 'NFL DRAFT / COLLEGE FOOTBALL' started by BonifayRam, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. BonifayRam

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    Rams do have needs for some specialized 34 defensive players. Edge Rushers OLB/ Inside Lb'ers & Nose Tackles. Here's a list of the 11 teams who run 34 defenses in 2018. Many of the 11 above teams do have some of the same needs as the Rams do.


    NY Jets- Edge Rushers
    Cinn - NT & ILB'ers
    Washington- NT/ ILB
    Green Bay-Edge Rushers
    Chicago- ER/ ILB/ NT
    KC -NT/ ILB'er
    Pittsburgh
    Houston
    TN
    Denver
    Baltimore

    The Bengals/Jets & Chiefs will select before the Rams first selection @ #87 tonight. In addition reference the 4th round first pick.... we will see the Packers @ #101, Bears #105, Jets #107 & Skins #109 all have selections before the Rams@ #111. Snead is surly aware of this & this might be the critical times where we see a possible trade up in front of these mentioned teams.
     
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    Using the dreaded "draft value chart" it would cost the rams their 3rd #87 (155) and their 4th #111 (72) and maybe 6th #195 (13) "or" both 4th #135 (38) , #136 (37.5) and maybe 6th #195 (13) to leap frog the Jets at #72 (230), that's a 75 point differential. I don't put anything past Snead, he's a crazed dog on draft day.

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    Bonifay, Nice post. I started to post something similar to this the other night but couldn't decide whether to post an opinion regarding it or not.

    I will augment your thoughts by noting the (7) 3-4 teams that have a HIGH need for an OLB/Edge player and the number of picks they have BEFORE the Rams pick @ #87 ;

    --- TEAM ---- --- number of picks before Rams @ 87 ---
    Texans 2
    Colts 4
    Jets 2
    Ravens 1
    Steelers 2
    Chiefs 3
    Bills 5
    49ers 4

    As of the end of the First round, the Ravens traded down twice, acquiring more picks, and therefore may have more than 1 before the Rams. But, on a positive note, the Bills traded (2) of their 2nd round picks to get into the First round. What this means is that if every team above selects (1) OLB/Edge player before #87, there will be a heavy dent put in the available players available @ #87. And, that's hoping that none of them double down on the same position before #87. Also, this is presuming that none of the 4-3 teams in need of a DE don't go after any of the taller (6'4" or taller) OLB's ( Lions, Bears, Panthers, Browns (?), Titans, Giants ) That's a lot of Edge players that may come of the board by the 87th pick.

    If I remove the taller players from my list of top 15, Key,Hubbard,Carter, Turay, Aruna, Sweat, Armstrong, I would be left with the following list of shorter (6'3" & under) OLB's ;
    Landry, Okoronkwo, Holland, Nwosu, Mata'afa, Griffin, Ejiofor, Adenyi ; I presume the taller OLB'ers will go faster than the shorter ones...if so, maybe half of the shorter guys are gone by the time #87 rolls around ?? I am glad that Landry didn't go in the First round. It will help push more of the OLBer's down.
     
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    pretty sure the Colts switched to a 4-3. Maybe I'm wrong but pretty sure I read that this offseason.
     
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    Nice post, can I check - the bears are no longer a 4-3 after all those years - missed that
     
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    The chiefs let Wilson walk because they had depth at MLB and then signed Ragland - who they love. Edge perhaps, but doubt they spend a high pick on MLB
     
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    #7 BonifayRam, Apr 27, 2018
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    Yes that LB'er need by KC would be on the edge.(y) Good observation.
     
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    I don't see ILB as a "serious" need and I doubt WP and the Rams do either. Barron, Littleton, and Wilson are all gonna make the team, so the only guy/spot in jeopardy belongs to Hager. So while I see guys being brought in/picked...an immediate starter is not necessary.

    The only real defensive needs are rotational guys--an edge rusher and a true NT. Sure, those guys could end up as starters eventually, but it isn't really necessary for 2018 either.

    One more thing I hope the Rams look at is a FS with starting potential just in case we can't re-sign Joyner.
     
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