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Oh The Possibilities

 

 

 



Some are probably trying to guess what this header mean and let me explain, there has been some request of me to make a post comparing some other prospect that the Rams could possibly pick up in this upcoming draft. First I thought why not do a defense comparisons but then I decided no I want to do a little more than just Defense. So what I decided to do is list out our Possibilities from whether we'll Continue to Suck  (3-10), Show Some Life  (11-19) or if we Kick Some Ass (20-). I will not list every possibility for us for it would take a hell of a long time, just the major ones that stick out to me.  I will also rate how much I'd like to have the person on the Rams 1 being the least 10 being I really want them on the Rams. So without further or do here's the possibilities.

 

Continue To Suck

Notice under Continue To Suck I have it from 3-10, well since there is no way in my mind we have the 1st pick in the draft I won't even consider Andrew Luck in this. Also I don't think we'll be picking second since the Colts and Dolphins are sucking so bad I think the Rams will at least win enough to get past them. And since I've already done Alshon Jeffery and Justin Blackmon I won't be considering neither of them since you already Know how I feel about the prospect of us getting them so in this I will start with Matt Kalil.

Matt Kalil, OT USC

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What I Think:

He is dubbed as being one of the best T in the last 15 years by some experts and also but some on this site. He has a great balance of athleticism and strength. He uses his hands very well especially when he's pass blocking. I also love his footwork. He has done a fabulous job of protecting Matt Barkley's blind side. Kalil hasn't really gone against an elite pass rusher, but has shutdown everybody he's gone against. On the ground Kalil has been a strong run blocker. He has done nothing but solidify his stock at the top of the first round I don't really spot any weaknesses in his game from what I've seen and the only thing that I think you can bring up against him is he hasn't faced an elite pass rusher yet this season.

How I Feel About This Pick Up:

Me personally I am of the opinion that we should wait another draft to draft for the o-line again. Sure our line hasn't been very good but they have been pretty good these last couple of weeks and they look to be improving. Sure it might sound like an excuse but the lockout that happened really fucked them over in the off-season because they needed time with the playbook that they didn't get. Now as for Kalil would I be pissed if we got him, no because what I said above is just a theory and my assumption about the line could be wrong. If both WRs are gone by time we pick and he hasn't been picked I think he's too talented to pass up on.

Rating:

8.0

Jonathan Martin, OT Stanford

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What I Think:

Martin has played very well this season. He has been a shutdown blocker in protecting Andrew Luck's blind side and Luck has had great pass protection all season. Martin has been an aggressive run blocker.  They ran behind him very well against Washington and  Stanford totaled 446 yards on the ground. Martin sets the edge well and is a good athlete to hit blocks on the second level. He had some penalty problems earlier in the season, but seems to have cleared that up..He had some penalty problems earlier in the season, but seems to have cleared that up so there's not that many holes in his games either.

How I Feel About This Pick Up:

Well I guess this one falls under the same as Kalil falls under but he's not as good. If both WRs are gone plus Kalil I guess  I wouldn't mind this pick up. He's good at both run blocking and is good at pass protection and he's a top 10 pick most defiantly.

Rate

7.0

Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Alabama

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What I Think:

Kirkpatrick has been a physical force for Alabama in the first month of the season. He has had good coverage and shown the ability to be an intimidating force with the violence of his hits. Dre Kirkpatrick is a 6 foot 3 cornerback.  He can weigh anywhere between 195 pounds and 215 pounds. Dre Kirkpatrick has great awareness for a cornerback and he has great instincts and reacts well when dropping back into coverage.Kirkpatrick can lock down on wide receivers in man coverage.  Kirkpatrick can use his man coverage skills to play the cover 0, cover 1, and cover 2 coverage shells.Plus he's the kind of CB that I would figure Spags would like in his system, physical, smart, and not afraid to lay a hit on somebody. Although he is a very good corner back i do have my concerns about him like he only has 3 interceptions on his career and I would like to see more big plays out of him. .

How I Feel About The Pick Up:

Well this is truly one of them wait and see moments if there is one. Sure he could be a very good CB in the NFL but as of right now he lacks the big play ability and sometimes struggles against 1s (i.e. Alshon Jeffery). If he shows me that he can make big plays against top opponents (Like LSU) then I would feel better about the pick up and as of right now not a top 5 pick but a top 10 pick. I'm also of the group that thinks that we can wait and see how our CBs come back before we jump the gun on grabbing a CB in the first round. I think WR, T, and DT are bigger needs right now.

Rate:

7.5

Show Some Life:

Morris Claiborne, CB LSU

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What I think:

Claiborne could easily be in the top 10. He has elite athleticism and he's a big-time playmaker. He does a great job putting himself in position to make plays. Above average hands for a defensive back; started his career at wide receiver. Played a ton of man coverage in 2011, with limited help over the top from safeties; trusted by coaches to never get beat deep. Does a great job turning his head and playing the ball rather than strictly mirroring his man. Adequate to above-average speed. Surprisingly physical for his size; isn’t shy about mixing it up at the line of scrimmage. He lacks elite size for a CB standing at 6'0 even and will struggle against taller and more physical receivers at the next level. He's still learning the position and gets by, by his elite athleticism and instincts. Doesn’t offer much help against the run; looks very timid and often shies away from contact. Lacks the strength and technique to be a consistent tackler.

How I Feel About The Pick Up:

I like him but he needs to get better at the position and need to be more physical and that's why I have Kirkpatrick over him. If we were picking about the 11-15 spot and the players above are gone then I wouldn't mind picking him up. I think Spags has that kind of mentality that he can coach up Claiborne.

Rate:

7.0

Trent Richardson, RB Alabama

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What I think:

Let me start by saying I do that IMO this would not be a good pick for us because to me the only time you pick a RB in the middle to early first round is if you have something special and Trent would not be that RB plus we have way bigger needs than RB including WR, T, DT and OLB. But he is a playmaker and it's worth the look to say the least. Richardson is undoubtedly the best RB in this upcoming draft and is the hot name on many minds. Some on here have even suggested that he could spell SJax and be our RB of the future. Richardson has ideal speed, and his size makes him a hard target to bring down. He is damn near impossible to hit low, and even to go high at him is a risk considering his great upper-body strength. He also has versatility in both the run and pass games,which could help him on the next level. Even though he does have massive upside he does have some weaknesses. Richardson runs a bit too upright compared to other top NFL backs. At 5 foot 11 and 220 pounds, he does not have the ideal build for a running back. Even though he has phenomenal feet, he looks a little top heavy and awkward when running. Richardson also seems to have a case of dancing feet. He is not nearly as bad as, say, Laurence Maroney was, but he does not hit the hole quite as quickly as he could.

How I Feel About The Pick Up:

Like I said above this would not be a great pick up in my eyes because I think SJax could be good for another year or two and our RB of the future is in next year draft in Marcus Lattimore. IMO if we do pick up Richardson in this years draft there's not a WR, DT, T, or OLB on the board that we could pick up.

Rate:

5.0

Malcom Floyd, WR Notre Dame

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What I think:

Now this is an interesting thought I may say. At 6'3, 213 pounds against some defenses Floyd has been unstoppable. He has awesome size, speed, quickness and body control. Floyd had a big game against Navy with six receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown. A week ago, Floyd was held in check by USC, and Notre Dame did a bad job of getting their star receiver involved. From a physical stand point Floyd is a can't miss prospect but he does have some off the field issues that may scare some teams. He's also missed time with injuries every season that he's been at Notre Dame so durability is an issue with him. Also despite having good speed he doesn't have great burst off the line.

How I Feel About The Pick Up:

I don't know how to feel about Floyd. On one hand he could be a dominate and a number 1 Wr in the NFL but his injuries scare me about him. Also his off the field issues that he's had will not bold well for him with Spags when it's all said and done. What they will have to see if they are put into the situation of picking Floyd is if his upside is worth the risk and IMO it is. May I add IMO if not for the injuries he'd give Jeffery and Blackmon a run for their money as a top 10 pick.

Rate:

8.0

Kick Some Ass

Dwight Jones, WR North Carolina

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What I think:

Honestly I haven't watched most of Jones so here's what WalterFootball.com has to say about him.

Jones is one of the most underrated offensive playmakers in college football. He is a big, fast playmaker who could be more productive if North Carolina would give him more opportunities to catch passes. Jones is a tough receiver to bring down after the catch and uses his size well to make catches while getting physical with defenders. He can produce as a possession receiver and has the ability to stretch a defense with plays downfield. If he played at Oklahoma, USC, Arizona, Oklahoma State or Stanford, Jones would have massive production.

So basically what I got from looking at WalterFootball.com is at 6-4. Weight: 215.Jones is that he's a pretty big receiver that could be a big and physical Wr that Bradford could use. He doesn't have great speed but the top 2 Wrs in this draft class don't have elite speed either.

How I Feel About The Pick Up:

I guess wouldn't be too mad about getting him if we're in the early 20s in this years draft. He's a big physical receiver that Bradford could use to make big plays in between the 20s and in the red-zone but I also think he could be got in the 2nd round if we so happened to draft another position.

Rate:

6.0

Jerel Worthy

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What I think:

Honestly I haven't heard much about him either so here's what I got from a Scouting Report that I read. Worthy has elite size and bulk . He possesses a very quick first step, leads to a lot of penetration, and can dominate the inside at times. Draws a lot of double teams, which hurts his production. Changes direction well for a DL and good bull rush ability. Nice swim move, incredible upside and may have some scheme diversity. Has the physical ability but currently lacks the technique to play as a 3-4 DE. Has some correctable technique errors and gets too upright at times. Needs to be more consistent with the use of his hands to disengage and looks like he could be in better condition, disappears at times.

How I Feel About The Pick Up:

From what I've gathered from some sifting around is that this is a weak DT class and he's in the right place at the right time. He could get better at and I think put in the position that the people above are gone we trade down and he could probably also be there in the early second round.

Rate:

5.0

Special Recognition to: Ryan Broyles

Also Here's some second round that you might want to look at:

Ryan Broyles, WR OU: Had an ACL injury in yesterdays game so he's done for the year, so his stock will fall

Travis Lewis, LB OU

Janoris Jenkins, CB North Alabama

Chase Thomas, OLB Stanford

Mohamed Sanu, WR Rutgers

Nick Toon, WR Wisconsin- Has shown some flashes but hasn't really been thrown the ball

Well there you have the prospects that I've seen floating around with the Rams name attached to them. I hope you enjoyed it because I enjoyed making it. This could obviously change as the season nears to an end and the draft get here day after day. I will probably make another one as we get closer and it'll probably be after the combine. If you have any requests just tell me and I'll see what I can do. Also if there's anything you'd like to add to the prospects that I've named in the first round or any other 2nd round prospects that I should pay attention to feel free to comment about it. As Always...

Go Rams!!!

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