I expect them to take a quarterback but not until the middle rounds.
Obviously, it's very early. He doesn't look like a top 10 pick. But he certainly looks like a first-rounder.
Are we sure that Clowney is a once in 10 years guy? You've got to find that out first. You've also got to find out if this guy will play every down hard. And how committed he is to doing the things necessary to be a professional. And once you get to that point, you've got to figure out a way to play him on a defensive front that includes Quinn, Long, Hayes and Sims at end.
Jones got a slow start because he was recovering from that foot injury from his Alabama days. And he needs to get stronger and hit the weight room. His chances of competing for playing time in 2014 are tied to how hard he hits it in the offseason.
Among those scheduled for free agency are T.J. Ward of Cleveland, Donte Whitner of San Francisco, Jairus Byrd of Buffalo, James Ihedigbo of Baltimore, and Bernard Pollard of Tennessee. Byrd is intriguing. He went to Clayton High School here while his father was an assistant coach with the Rams. And does have some range.
Yeah, it looks like the draft is going to remain in May. (As long as the TV ratings are there.) I think the Combine is being pushed back to March by the way, starting in 2015. Anyway, the developmental leagues just haven't gone over big. And the NFL is all about making money. The UFL was interesting for a while, but that was a fall league.
My phone isn't hooked up to take Twitter questions. I'm thinking about changing it. But keep in mind, not every writer has a weekly 2-hour chat for about 45 weeks a year.
Obviously, I would say the Internet. It's made covering sports a 24/7 deal. Which can be a very good thing for the fans in terms of information getting out quickly. And blogs and Twitter as you say _ and chats _ are a way for fans to connect with teams/players/reporters that didn't exist before. But overall, I think it's resulted in lower standards of reporting and journalism. It's led to more gossip and rumor being treated as news.
The "reserve-future" contract just basically means a player has been signed to a team's offseason roster. They don't get paid their base salaries until the regular season starts. (Although they do get I guess you'd call them stipends during training camp. There are also workout bonuses for some during the offseason conditioning and OTA sessions in the spring.) And lastly, yes, it puts the players under contract for the upcoming season.
With 10 being the highest, I'd put it in the 5-6 range.
Yes. It'd be nice if he had a top 5 defense like San Francisco and Seattle as well.
I think way, way too much is being made of Bradford's contract. The Rams aren't crippled by it. Kaepernick and Wilson will eventually reach their second contracts you know.
So you don't like Zac Stacy?
Bortles will be a top 5 pick.
Bradford's only 26. So they have plenty of time. Again, if Bradford plays well enough over the next couple of years to earn a new contract with the Rams, they will find a way to make it work.
Sammy certainly would be tempting.
I think they do expect one or two, most likely in the sixth or seventh rounds.
As good as he looked, I'm not sure the Rams will offer "top guard" money based on five starts and given his injury history.
I think the Rams trade out at No. 2 overall.
First off, Langford was considerably better than just OK. We'll see what happens with Finnegan and Pead this offseason.