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Rams News Recap: May 8

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    Strauss: Rams Choose Building Blocks Over Circus –PD
    When the smokescreens cleared, the Rams opted Thursday for a road grader over a bandwagon. Given a second shot at booking a carnival, they shored a trench.

    Analyzing the Rams’ First-Round Draft Picks –PD
    Strengths: Combines excellent size (6-5, 332) and power in a prototypical body for competing on the offensive line in the NFL. Known for his run-blocking, with long arms, good hand placement and the power to drive defenders off the line.

    Rams Notes: Rams Opted to Stand Pat With Picks –PD
    The big surprise of the 2014 first-round for the Rams was that there were no surprises. Specifically no trades.

    Rams Draft OT Robinson, DT Donald –PD
    Greg Robinson had an inkling for quite some time that the Rams were interested in him at No. 2 overall in the 2014 NFL draft. But the massive offensive tackle from Auburn was taking nothing for granted.

    Bernie’s Draft Bytes: Fisher Declares War on NFC West
    As if anyone needed to be reminded, the Rams are coach Jeff Fisher’s team. He’s completely in charge of their fate.

    Les Snead Talks About Drafting Robinson –Video

    Bill Polian On Greg Robinson To Rams –Video

    Rams pick Aaron Donald in 1st –Wagoner
    My take: On the surface this looks like an obvious best player available choice but the Rams clearly viewed defensive tackle as more of a need than others after spending much of the pre-draft process scouting the position.

    Rams Select Auburn OT Greg Robinson with the No. 2 Overall pick
    Robinson (6-foot-5, 332) won’t turn 22 until October after leaving Auburn as a redshirt sophomore. He made 25 starts at left tackle, blocking out the sun for the nation’s top rushing offense

    Rams Pick OT Greg Robinson in 1st –Wagoner
    The pick: Greg Robinson, offensive tackle, Auburn. My take: This was something of an obvious pick for the Rams, who needed some major reinforcements for the offensive line.

    Wagoner: Rams must “come out of the draft with one of the elite players” –Radio Interview

    Bernie Examining Rams Draft Rumors –Video

    Ten Rams and Draft Beliefs –Wagoner
    We’re here, we’re finally here. It’s the first day of the NFL draft and we can finally toss aside the rumors and sift through the smoke as teams draft real, live football players.

    Michael Silver: ‘Look for the Rams to high-five a lot tonight’ –Video

    One-on-One with Jeff Fisher –Video

    Two Reports from the Rams Fan Event on May 7

    Five Draft Scenarios for Rams at No. 2 –Wagoner
    We’ve finally arrived at draft day and the next few hours will provide our final chances at speculating on what could happen instead of evaluating what has happened.

    Morning Ram-blings: Standing by Bradford –Wagoner
    On Tuesday evening, I wrote a story based on the pre-draft news conference of St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead and coach Jeff Fisher. It’s title was “Rams stand by Bradford, leave wiggle room.”

    Splitting Hairs on the Top Tackles –Wagoner
    The St. Louis Rams could easily throw a curveball tonight with the No. 2 overall pick or in a trade down from that spot, but for now most signs point to the team using their early selection on one of the draft’s top offensive tackles.

    Todd McShay’s Final Mock Draft –Video