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RB with a 1st Round Pick?



I know most of the talk around here has consisted of either OL or WR with our 1st round pick in this years draft. I am a proponent of going WR either with a trade down or with #2 overall. What about RB? Trent Richardson has declared and I could really see him being the perfect back to spell Jackson and be his eventual replacement. As an SEC fan, I spent way too much time watching football this year; particularly from the boys in Crimson and White. This guy is ridiculous! I mean, wow, have you seen some of the stuff he has done?

Check out this write-up on the Bleacher Report:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/972856-alabamas-trent-richardson-for-heisman-2011-highlight-video

Did you watch the video? Last year I was dying to get Mark Ingram for our backfield. This year, I believe Richardson to be an even better prospect. Trading down in this year's draft should be our move this year. If the Dolphins don't select Richardson with their pick once we are down in the order we could pick him up and maybe even have a chance at Blackmon, Wright, or A.J.

Of course this leaves the void wide open of our need at OL. Who could we get later in the draft to fill that need?

Perhaps Martin, Adams, Sanders, Datko, or Potter will be available. Who knows where we will be positioned after trading down with that #2 pick of ours? This could very well be a possibility.

What about OL in free agency? (from footballsfuture.com)

Demetrius Bell (BUF)- OT

D'Anthony Batiste (ARZ) - OT
Levi Brown (ARZ) - OT
Brandon Keith (ARZ) - OT
Mark LeVoir (BAL) - OT
Demetrius Bell (BUF) - OT
Erik Pears (BUF) - OT
Anthony Collins (CIN) - OT
Dennis Roland (CIN) - OT
Oniel Cousins (CLE) - OT
Artis Hicks (CLE) - OT
Guy Whimper (JAC) - OT
Jared Gaither (KC) - OT
Barry Richardson (KC) - OT
Vernon Carey (MIA) - OT
Kareem McKenzie (NYG) - OT
Robert Turner (NYJ) - OT
Khalif Barnes (OAK) - OT
Stephon Heyer (OAK) - OT
King Dunlap (PHI) - OT
Trai Essex (PIT) - OT
Max Starks (PIT) - OT
Breno Giacomini (SEA) - OT
Adam Snyder (SF) - OT
James Lee (TB) - OT
Mike Otto (TEN) - OT
C.J. Davis (CAR) - OT - Exclusive Rights
Geoff Schwartz (CAR) - OT - Restricted
Garry Williams (CAR) - OT - Restricted
Jermey Parnell (DAL) - OT - Exclusive Rights
Chris Clark (DEN) - OT - Exclusive Rights
Corey Hilliard (DET) - OT - Restricted
Lydon Murtha (MIA) - OT - Restricted
Patrick Brown (MIN) - OT - Exclusive Rights
Brandyn Dombrowski (SD) - OT - Restricted
Alex Boone (SF) - OT - Exclusive Rights

Any number of these guys could be grabbed by our new FO before the draft even begins, or they could be involved in a trade with that #2 pick. Just some thoughts. Like I stated at the beginning, I would like the Rams to snag a WR with the pick with a trade down for more, but why not consider the future of the RB position with this draft?

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