[editor's note, by VanRam]Say what you will about us here at TST, but, dammnit, we think big AND outside of the box, outside the big box even. I love this draft scenario from AmpLee. It probably isn't the most likely scenario, but truthfully it's not at all the most far fetched - remember the Steven Jackson to Dallas trade rumors? Feel free to post draft scenarios in the diaries; we'll make sure the best ones get seen. (I'm going to go ahead and call them fanposts like at the new SBN sites. NFL fans just don't have diaries, do they?) Enjoy. More draft talk to come soon.
As the schedule's come out and the draft nears, we, Fans of the Ram, might have our most enjoyable time on April 26-27 during the entire 08 season. This team is SCA-RUUUUUDE for next year when Roger G. and the rest of the NFL brass decided to piss on poor Georgia's grave and hand us an opening two months that would have made the 07 Patriots go 5-3. So if you're in control at Ram's Park and you are well aware of the circumstances, why not trade your ass off for the future and to give the Fans of the Ram a little hope down the line.
Of course we don't have any idea if these teams will take us up on it, but, in my bloggadiary, THEY WILL!
Let's get down to business. After Jake Long signs a huge deal with the Dolphins at #1 and every other colluted owner in the league snickers to themselves because Parcells fat-ass has to pay the piper, Jerry Jones can't take it anymore and comes bursting into the Rams War Room screaming, "I can't take it anymore! Just give me the fucking second pick!!!" The Ram's oblige by trading #2 for #22, #28, #61, #92. (Remember, JJ and the Boys aren't that far away from a title. It may seem steep, but if JJ thinks they're just a superstar away, JJ will pay. This possible Adam Jones is a good sign of things to come.)
Cool. "Well, let's get goin'!" you say. Ah, ah, AH! Not yet. After the Falcon's pick Glenn Dorsey, they will be very chipper. Arthur Blank will feel a little left out because he wants a QB. Don't worry, Arthur! The Rams will let you draft Brohm, or Flacco, or Henne, or whoever the hell you want at #22! Just give us #34, #48, and #103 and you got it, Pappa! Arthur can't believe his good fortune of being able to pick up a franchise DT AND QB and bites hard.
"Dude!", you say, "We're trading all of our good picks away!" Not so fast. This draft is a very deep draft for starter caliber defensive players and offensive tackles. Quote-unquote GOOD PICKS are all over this be-yatch throughout the first four rounds. And by the way, we just parlayed the #2 over all pick into #28, #34, #48, #61, #92, and #103. That doesn't even count the ones we already have at #33, #65, and #101. So let's lump them all together and have some fun.
#28 Gosder Cherilus (OT)
#33 Quentin Groves (DE/OLB)
#34 Dan Connor (MLB)
#48 Brandon Flowers (CB)
#61 Earl Bennet (WR)
#65 Cliff Avril (DE/OLB)
#92 Red Bryant (DT)
#101 Kevin Smith (RB)
#103 Wesley Woodyard (SS/OLB)
That's just the first four rounds. Once again, this is entirely possible. The Rams just need to keep a stiff upper lip, slow play, and then pounce. Remember, next year will be painful. This is for the real future.