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Top 30 visits

Discussion in 'NFL DRAFT / COLLEGE FOOTBALL' started by StealYoGurley, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. StealYoGurley

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    On the eve of the draft, Top 30 visits are always a good indicator of who or what type of player the Rams draft. Jim Thomas used to compile all 30, but now we have to make our own compilation based on a hodgepodge of twitter users. I've managed to compile 26-28 of the 30. Comment if you know who I've missed or if I made a mistake.

    EDGE (9)
    Kemoko Turay, EDGE, Rutgers
    Duke Ejiofor, EDGE, Wake Forrest
    Obo Okoronkwo, EDGE, Oklahoma
    Josh Sweat, EDGE, Florida State
    Dorrance Armstrong, EDGE, Kansas
    Kylie Fitts, EDGE, Utah
    Jacob Martin, EDGE, Temple
    Joe Ostman, EDGE, Central Michigan
    Justin Lawler, EDGE, SMU

    OL (6?)
    James Daniels, C, Iowa
    Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon
    Cole Madison, OL, Washington State
    Alex Cappa, OL, Humboldt State
    Jamil Demby, OL, Maine
    Dejon Allen, OL, Hawaii (local?)

    LB (5?)
    Jerome Baker, LB, Ohio State
    Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa
    Christian Sam, LB, Arizona State
    Micah Kiser, LB, Virginia
    Kenny Young, LB, UCLA (local?)

    RB (3)
    Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State
    Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa
    Ito Smith, RB, Southern Mississippi

    DB (3)

    Justin Reid, S, Stanford
    Dane Cruikshank, S, Arizona
    Tremon Smith, CB, Central Arkansas

    WR (2)

    Dante Pettis, WR, Washington
    Daurice Fountain, WR, Northern Iowa

    Overall impression? Heavy Senior Bowl influence, so it looks like the Rams will drink heavily from the Senior Bowl well for the second year in a row. Interesting how many shapes, sizes, and skillsets the Rams are looking at on the edge. Covering all their bases making sure it hard for other teams to determine who the Rams like the most. Also, interesting how the OL list is almost exclusively college LTs who project as NFL guards. Speaks to the state of the tackle class, but also Sneed's belief that if you draft a starting tackle you most likely draft that guy early. At LB there is a mix of thumpers and cover guys which makes me think they may mix and match there. IMO Rams will draft an RB earlier than many think, giving the Rams a dynamic satellite back to compliment Gurley.
     
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  2. Malibu

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    #2 Malibu, Apr 26, 2018
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    Problem I see with those OLine visits are 2 will never even get close to making it to us (Crosby and Daniels) rest are later draft picks.

    No Rankins, ONeill, Ragnow, Brown, Christian, Jones, Okafor and Ricgardson possibly one could fall. We need a LT and it is very doubtful we will be picking high enough next year to find a Whit replacement. So unless a FA becomes available and historically good ones never do outside of Brown and Whit and Whit was a maybe that turned out great for us. We MUST try and address first I believe if possible so he can sit for a year and fill in where needed.
     
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    So of the 30 Snead was able to select Four who were targeted pre draft visits: I might want to remember this for the pre 2019 Rams Draft ....

    Obo Okoronkwo, EDGE, Oklahoma 5th rd.
    Justin Lawler, EDGE, SMU in the 7th rd.
    Jamil Demby, OL, Maine in the 6th rd.
    Micah Kiser, LB, Virginia in the 5th rd.
     
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    May help in the future if they become available....via cut or as FA's.....

    Surprised by this...myself....thought it was smoke and mirrors most visits.
     
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    Yup top 30 visits are one of the best indicators of who the rams will draft. Brian Allen, Sebastian Joseph, Joe Noteboom, and Franklin-Myer also had pre draft visits that I couldn't find on twitter.
     
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