Yeah, RB doesn't seem to be much of an area of need. With so many draft picks (12) I wouldn't be surprised if the Rams take a running back at some point in the draft. With Stacy and Cunningham both of the power back mold and Richardson and Pead both unproven as change of pace backs, I wouldn't be surprised if the Rams tried a speed guy. Henry Josey, anyone? Don't know if Richardson is fully recovered yet. He was on a rest-the-foot regimen entering the offseason. I think Pead at least comes to camp.
They're pretty happy. I think this was about what they expected _ three late-round picks.
I don't know if he makes it to the third round, but I would think that would be the area.
Remember, compensatory picks can't be traded. But it does give them flexibility with their other late-round picks. Atlanta let it be known at the Scouting Combine that they are interested in trading up, so I don't think today's Schefter tweet is anything new, if that's what you're referring to on the Falcons. Clowney obviously would be the most logical choice at No. 2 overall.
I'm pretty sure Jackson doesn't count in the formula because he opted out of his contract. That's not the same as being an unrestricted free agent and having your contract expire.
He's had some off-the-field issues (was kicked out of Florida State), not to mention two ACL surgeries. He was very talented in college, though, before the injuries. So why not take a flyer on the guy?
At this point, it's impossible to make projections on the 2015, in large part because we don't know which underclassmen will come out. The record number that came out this year really put some oomph in this year's draft.
He was very good when healthy but don't forget to factor in those off-field problems.
Yeah, the alleged threatening of the possible rape victim seems troubling on the surface. If anything it's a sign of immaturity. Again, Leewan has denied he said anything like that. The league has known about tist for some time, so it's not like it's something new. It's hard to say how this will affect his draft stock.
Suspended for a 2011 game against Charleston Southern for "violation of team rules." And in July 2012, suspended for possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. There may be than that, but those two have been public knowledge.
I can't really say that. I do know the Rams really like Lewan's on-the-field aggressiveness. I emphasize the on-the-field part.
He suffered turf toe and foot injuries right off the bat. Turf toe can be a very painful injury that is slow to heal, and makes it much tougher to cut and change directions. That got him behind, and obviously he was never right the rest of the season.
Again, any team moving to LA needs a long-term place to play. And there is no long-term place to play in LA at the moment. There may never be. So I don't know what impact it will have on the Rams, although some observers feel that two teams sharing a stadium in LA would be ideal.
Daniel, he was on the scrap heap before signing with the Rams. The plan for him should be staying healthy, staying out of trouble, and making the final 53. And then see what happens.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's the plan. I believe the Rose Bowl has gained league approval as a temporary home for any LA team. But the issue remains getting a permanent stadium built.
I think it's a prove-it year for a lot of people in the organization.
It's hard to tell. Matthews is more polished and ready to play on opening day. But he's smaller and more finesse than power. Robinson is much bigger, looks like he could be punishing run blocker, and has a bigger upside. Again, on the Atlanta thing _ Dimitroff mentioned that in February at the combine, so it's not a new development. As for what the Rams can get, I'd say at least a two and something else. Maybe a two and a four.
No, I think he's pretty much plugged in as a linebacker.
They're still talking to guards Joseph and Colledge, are still interested in DT Carrington, WR Kenny Britt, and QB Hill. Obviously, virtually all of the "name" players are gone. If you're talking about cap casualties, those are pretty much gone. Everyone always talks about post June 1 cap casualties, but there aren't many of those guys. It's kind of an overrated deal.
Interesting thoughts. But I don't see any movement for change in either case. Plus, if pass interference penalties were only 15 yards, what dis-incentive would there be for a defender to just tackle a receiver on a deep ball once the receiver gained position?
No doubt. Again, we knew they wouldn't do much. And again, I was surprised, they didn't go harder for a cornerback.
They could still bring them all to camp under your scenario and see how things shake out in preseason. Also, I don't think the Rams will give up on Quick just yet.