@Chrisrmsfn I just don't see a defensive tackle worth taking at No. 6 overall.
Upshaw won't be available in the second round and he's not really a scheme fit. He's a 3-4 outside linebacker.
If the Rams could trade down _ and not too far from No. 6 _ and pick up an extra second-rounder, I believe they would. But the problem is, there has to be something worth trading up for _ and I don't see that right now.
I would be very surprised _ no, shocked _ if Reiff fell all the way to the second.
I'd rate it as about an 85% chance that Blackmon will be there at 6; Minnesota probably is out of the Blackmon speculation after signing Jerome Simpson.
THere are a couple of reasons. Wright is small; he ran slower than expected at the combine; and he has something like 16 percent body fat. But I agree with you: the tape doesn't lie.
The Rams like Floyd a lot. But scouts I talk to don't think Floyd's playing speed matches up to his timed speed. For all the talk about his big play ability at Notre Dame, he averaged 11.5 yards a catch last season. So I think the Rams pick would be Blackmon over Floyd if they stay at No. 6.
A good question, particularly since the Rams just re-did Jason Smith's contract. I think they would really try to trade down if Kalil is there at No. 6; perhaps with Buffalo at No. 10. But if they couldn't trade down, I think they'd be happy with Kalil and talk to Mr. Smith about playing left guard. I'm not sure how the Rams rate the four, but I think they like the two skill players best (Richardson and Blackmon).
Well, let's wait and see if they are actually guilty first.
I don't think Randle will be there at 33, but it wouldn't shock me if the Rams took two wideouts in their first three picks.
Tough call. I think I might take Claiborne or Kalil.
I agree with you. I don't think the tape lies on Wright.
The Vikings offered more money. It hasn't been quiet. I've written about him a few times starting with his Rams Park visit. He just signed today apparently.
I like Doug Martin a lot. More importantly. the Rams like him. I just don't know if they like him enough to take in Round 2.
I can't sit here and tell you for sure that the Rams will trade back. But they pulled off the big trade with Washington for all those draft picks. And they have signed 10 free agents from other teams so far. So I'd say the new regime is pretty aggressive.
Like I just said, the Rams have signed 11 free agents total, and 10 from other teams, including a $10 million a year cornerback (Finnegan), a $6 million a year center (Wells), and a $6 million a year defensive tackle (Langford). They executed a huge trade with Washington. I don't consider that quiet. There isn't much left in the free agenty market right now, and the team is zeroed in on the draft.
Although a Jackson trade could happen if the Rams draft Richardson, why not keep them both? Why not have at least one position of strength on the roster? It would be very easy to get Jackson 250 carries and Richardson 150 in 2012. Jackson already has indicated a sincere willingness to work with Richardson and try to mentor him.
I believe they like some other receivers as better options in Round 2 than Stephen HIll.
They need to get at least 4: WR, DT, OLB, and either LG or CB. And that would be one hell of a draft.