Pick #103- Rams select LB Ernest Jones, S. Carolina

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From what I read he is strictly a run defender. ILB that can't cover better be able to blitz because of how much teams throw now a days. Does not seem to have that trait either. His profile suggest special teamer and gets defensive snaps on plays defense is selling out on run. Hop this is not the case.
 

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If Jones takes over for Reeder/Kiser, it's a good pick. I still would've preferred someone else (FUCK YOU, DENVER!), but...well, yeah.

Here's hoping that we can get two solid players in round 4.
 

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Mike Jones nephew I believe.

I’m shocked they chose an ilb. I guess they won’t be resigning someone. The hole at CB and need for future Olinemen seems pretty glaring.

Maybe they can trade back one fourth round and get two more. I’m hoping Carberry has some aces up his sleeve.

We will never know the truth. Snead’s saying Jones was his pick at 88. Is that because their real pick at 88 was gone already?

Good luck Ernie Jones. I hope you have a great career as a Ram
 

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I was talking more about the picks we got from the 69ers, but you're right.
I fell asleep before the Rams picked at 87, and I am SHOCKED that Snead traded with the Niners. I like the idea of the trade, and I think it was definitely worth it... but trade with the niners? I pray the running back they took does not haunt us for years.
 
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I fell asleep before the Rams picked at 87, and I am SHOCKED that Snead traded with the Niners. I like the idea of the trade, and I think it was definitely worth it... but trade with the niners? I pray the running back they took does not haunt us for years.

he'll haunt the trainer's table like all their other rbs.

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And along came Jones....Seems to me all the Ernest Jones does is make tackles or plays and well others had some linebackers rated higher, Jones like Jordan Fuller, always seems to be in the right place at the right time.

Have to concur with @Mackeyser on this, can't imagine DC Raheem Morris not getting the ILB he felt was a great fit for his defense. Again Jones seems that he will be very active on special teams as we take a wait and see approach, but like others I'm praying the Rams address the offensive line if you please or the offensive line if you don't olease.
 

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i remember the outrage when john johnson III was selected at the end of the 3rd. not athletic enough, just a jag, blah, blah.

just let these guys do their job and complain only after they prove to be the wrong choice.

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I was gonna post something similar. I have the same blah feeling about this pick as I did with JJ. So hopefully it turns out the same way lol.
 

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Charlie Casserly was asked his sleeper pick of 3rd round and he said Ernest Jones and said he has a nose for finding the ball sideline to sideline
We all pretty much bitch & complain about being run on and over by the 9ers...and GB in the playoffs. We need a stout run stopping iLB. Guy who will go and get the RB....and actually tackle the guy.
 

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I wanted defense & Jones is defense...so on that, I am :giggle:.

I did not expect a MLB'er to be taken on the 2nd day by the Rams. What this Jones pick in my view says is the Org is done & tired of MLB Micah Kiser total inability to remain on the field as a starter the last two seasons when he was depended on to start & make plays which he did not. Kiser will be affected by this pick the most NOT Reeder. Kiser's days being counted on to start are over.

ILB Kenny Young is also going to be affected by this pick too. 4th yr ILB'er Travin Howard will replace Young as a starter this 2020 season. Kiser is more than capable of being the game day back up to both the will side ILB & the MLB'er this season (If he is healthy that a big question that remains too.) One might recall even after Kiser was off the injury list late into the season he did not start. Kiser had lost his starting post to Reeder.

I expect Reeder & rookie Jones to battle to be the starting MLB'er. Kiser will be just an emergency reserve. Rookie Jones might just win this battle right out of the box.

I do expect by the time the regular season begins that WILB Kenny Young will be released to add back $2.2. cap funds in the bank for & Travin Howard starting @ the will along with Taylor Rapp. No idea what will happen for the backup position other than Kiser might be lurking around if needed. I expect either Derrick Moncrief or Christain Roseboom to be the future back up to Howard.
 

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