This is the first post from your friend and agitator Knoxfan, so complaints are not allowed, however you can give me some clap if you desire.
When we are all posting about how we should Draft and what holes we have to plug, I go back in time to find out what our mindset was during years past at Draft time. It seems that many, many of the posts could be cut and pasted into today. It also gives incite into how accurate we are in our wants, demands and wishes. Are we as smart as we think we are? Jump and find out-
Does this sound familiar from an old poster friend? Just change the players names and TRADE DOWN!Picks, picks, picks
I wouldn't be the least bit upset if we traded with Dallas and received 2 first rounders, a third rounder/ or quality starter. The Rams have so many holes to fill. They also need better depth at important positions such as LB, DE, CB, and S just to name a few. This draft is fairly deep in certain areas (defense and OT) and it would allow us to get a better WR without feeling like we're skimped at other positions. I say go for as many picks in the top 100 as we can. Guys like Chris Long and Vernon Gholson are true badasses but.... are they better than Gosder Cherilus (OT), Antione Cason (CB), and Eddie Royal (WR) put together? Because that is what the return on just the overall number 2 pick would yield, give or take. Now add the picks we already own in #33 Quentin Groves (DE), #65 Erin Henderson (OLB), #97 Steve Justice (C)and you've got some crazy ass shit about to happen in a goood way.
Summary: St. Louis trades Dallas #2 for #22, #28, and #93
#22 Gosder Cherilus OT
#28 Antione Cason CB
#33 Quentin Groves DE
#65 Erin Henderson OLB
#93 Eddie Royal WR
#97 Steve Justice C
Little did Van know at this time that he would become a celebrity on the World Stage, well, on YouTuber anyway when he mused this:Random Ramsdom, 3/20/2009: Rams choosing a new generation
What about the Rams in a Pepsi commercial? What the hell am I talking about, you ask? The youth movement is in full effect at Rams Park (something must be in the water in St. Looey 'cause even the Cards are getting in on the youth thing). Youth...choice of a new generation...yeah, well, I ain't here for my joke writing skeels. But let's repeat that: the Rams are getting younger. That's a real change from what we've gotten used to, especially after the haphazard approach to free agency in the Linehan period and those infamous Zygmunt drafts (more on that later).
With every player the Rams cut, release and sign, it seems like we've always been able to say one thing...it's part of the team's effort at getting younger. Well, that's paying off. In a post this morning, Sando points out that the Rams now have only 5 players on the roster in their 30s, far less than anyone else in the division, and their the 4th youngest team in the league now, but the point remains the Rams are getting younger.
Here's a wild switch on the conventional wisdom surrounding the top OTs in the draft this year. SI.com's Don Bank turns in a mock that puts OT Michael Oher in the second round, behind other OT prospects like Eben Britton and William Beatty. Watch to see if this trend continues anywhere else. In that scenario, I could get pretty happy about the idea of the Rams drafting Curry in the first and Oher in the second...but why is his stock falling that much, if it is?