I wrote a fairly long story on it a couple of days before the rally. To you mean of the rally itself?
Well, he's coming in Thursday and Friday, so the Rams must be serious about him.
Nothing new. They're both coming along pretty well.
There were about 200 fans there at any one time. But people came and wait. No politicians showed up that I'm aware of. Mike "The Tackle" Jones did show up and addressed the crowd and sign autographs. Keep the Rams in St. Louis T-shirts were sold. The group is working with the Laclede's Landing Merchants association to have rallies before and after every home game, featuring music, etc. The group is having another rally April 25-27 as part of a sports expo in north county. I'll have more ino later.
I think it's just kind of a protocol. I think it's hard enough to fill out 32 spots in a mock with some degree of logic without trying to predict trades as well.
I expected more improvement from the WR corps last year. But I also factor in that Kellen Clemens was throwing to them for 9 games last year. Let's see what happens this year.
Second and third rounds? I think there is depth at all three positions to find potential starters in the second and third rounds.
I saw Stan at the owners meetings a couple of times and exchanged pleasantries. But no interview.
Well, I'll name just a couple. FSU Kelvin Benjamin was brought in for a pre-draft visit last week. And they've shown a lot of interest in Mike Evans as well.
I know they expressed interest in Martin, Brandon Thomas (both as potential tackles and guards), as well as Gabe Jackson at the Senior Bowl. I'm sure there are others.
No doubt. It would still be nice to here from Stan every once in a while however.
Because, No. 1, Houston took Clowney in this draft. And No. 2, just based on some of the things Fisher said about Mathews and Robinson at the combine. I'm not saying Robinson wouldn't be a good candidate for No. 2 overall, but he needs a lot of work as a pass blocker. Also, a lot of the national media fell in love with Robinson just because of the fast 40 time (for the position) he ran at the combine and the instant hype that followed. Well, Taylor Lewan ran faster and had a better overall workout. And Matthews had a very good workout as well.
From everything I've heard, they both have the potential to be legitimate No. 1s.
You mean at the Final Four? That's interesting.
Yeah, I think Thomas still gets drafted, certainly not as high as he would have (2nd or 3rd round). In this case, since the injury didn't occur with an NFL club, he would be place I believe on the non-football injury list.
BFULTON, still waiting for your e-mail address (just send a hello to firstname.lastname@example.org). Yeah, I think No. 6 and No. 7 would still work out fine. Maybe even top 10. Thanks for the kind words. You need to be my agent.
As I've mentioned before that's a good spot to take one. I think that's just about the time where the Gilberts, Dennards, Pryors, Clinton-Dix, and Fullers start to go.
If you saw my most recent mock draft (from Sunday), I did not take Clinton-Dix there at No. 13 like I did in the first mock. I'm not sure the Rams are that high on Clinton-DIx.
My read is, and has always been, if a player is coming in for a Top 30 visit, there's legitimate interest. Which is why I think this entire area, these edge rushers _ i.e., bringing in Clowney, Ealy, and now Mack for visits _ is very interesting and to me unexpected. Remember, the Rams at a maximum, will be able to pick only two or three of these top 30 guys when all is said and done. But you have to prepare for a lot of scenarios..
Good question. To me, Janoris Jenkins would be a better candidate for nickel. He seems better at change of direction than Johnson.