Random Ramsdom: St. Louis Rams News, The NFL Combine, & Sam Bradford’s Future

Jeff Zelevansky

The NFL Combine officially kicked off on Wednesday. Keep your eyes peeled, because a few of these 300+ college players will be suiting up for the St. Louis Rams next season.


NFL Draft Process Requires Teams To Truly Know Prospects: NFL.com

St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead's clairvoyance regarding Janoris Jenkins didn't come as a result of the millions of dollars that clubs pour into scouting every year. In fact, Snead didn't even arrive at that point while drawing a paycheck from his current boss.

Rams Combine Countdown, No. 1: ESPN NFL Nation

The workout portion of the NFL scouting combine begins on Feb. 22 with the entire football world closely watching every prospect's every move. With that in mind, we're counting down the top five things the Rams and their fans should be watching as the NFL converges on Indianapolis.

Rams’ Draft Will Take Shape at Combine: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In the Rams’ 19 seasons in St. Louis, few drafts have had more meaning for them than the 2014 edition. With that in mind, Rams coaches, scouts, front office executives and medical personnel have descended on Indianapolis for the NFL scouting combine, the gathering that kicks the pre-draft process into high gear.

Falcons Hire Former Rams’ GM, Billy Devaney: Pro Football Talk

AAAAAHAHAHAHA. Ok, I’ve collected myself now. Seriously though, the Rams now have another connection - aside from Les Snead - to the Atlanta Falcons. They’d make nice trade partners on draft day, eh?


Bradford’s Hefty Contract Keeps Rumor Mill Churning: St. Louis American

As the 2014 NFL Draft approaches, the STL spotlight is firmly affixed to Sam Bradford as the organization works to determine where it’s headed in the future.

Rams Can’t Afford To Pass On Clowney: Bleacher Report

Could the Rams go against the grain and select Jadeveon Clowney at No. 2 overall if he’s available? Even though Chris Long and Robert Quinn are one of the best pass-rushing duos in the league, Clowney is an awe-inspiring talent and a once-in-a-decade prospect.

Shutdown Corner 2014 Blueprint for the Rams: Yahoo! Sports

After the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII, all 32 teams officially entered the offseason and started plotting how they could position themselves for a shot at Super Bowl XLIX. Shutdown Corner will look at the offseason blueprint for each of the 32 NFL teams, presenting one team a day (using the 2014 draft order, starting with the Houston Texans and finishing with the Seahawks), leading you right up to the start of free agency on March 11.


Why is Fisher So Certain of Bradford’s Ability to Be Elite? Kent Sterling.com

There are permutations of that question, like "Is Sam Bradford your long-term answer at quarterback?" or "Do you think Sam Bradford can become an elite quarterback?", but they all imply the same thing – that Bradford is grossly overpaid, and has not delivered on the promise he had as the top pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Is Jonathan Martin a Fit for the Rams? Ramblin’ Fan

We are all simply making educated guesses on the outcome of the Jonathan Martin saga. However, at least for the St. Louis Rams, it does appear as though bringing in the Stanford alum would be a sensible endeavor.

2014’s Top Free Agent Offensive Tackles: Pro Football Focus

Jeff Fisher has said that he’d like to think Rodger Saffold has a future in St. Louis…as an offensive guard. PFF has him ranked as their 6th highest offensive tackle. He - along with his agent - will certainly be using that to their advantage when free agency begins.

Now Is The Time To Move Sam Bradford: Bleacher Report

Contract extension or not, the Rams have more cause than ever to consider moving on from Bradford. Why? Because he’s coming off of a serious knee injury, his win-loss record is 18-30-1 and he was Pro Football Focus’ (subscription required) 20th-best quarterback in 2013.

Sammy Watkins, 2014’s Biggest Play-Maker: Cleveland.com

This piece, filled with stories, highlights, national scouting reports and photos, is a look at the one-time high school track star turned record-setting receiver.

The Little Things that Make Sammy Watkins a Big Deal: Rookie Scouting Portfolio

If Sammy Watkins didn’t possess excellent hands and speed, he wouldn’t be a top prospect at his position. However, it’s the little things that make Watkins a special prospect.


Rams’ Draft Wish List: St. Louis American

Bountygate or not, Gregg Williams is one of the best defensive coordinators of our generation. At every stop during Williams’ career, he has produced a top five defense. Here are six college players he could be targeting in May’s Draft.

A Look Ahead; Sam Bradford: NFL Spin Zone

The Rams are still finding themselves towards the bottom of the NFL. With yet another last place finish in the NFC West last season, many people were calling for changes in St. Louis. This year, the Rams hold the second pick in the draft and with the team under-performing, many believe that they should draft a quarterback and move on from Bradford.

2014 NFL Combine Viewing Guide: National Football Post

The next milestone on the journey to the NFL draft is reached this week with the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Offensive linemen will roll into town on Wednesday and head out on Saturday. Other position groupings follow the offensive linemen with defensive backs wrapping up the annual event on Tuesday, February 25. Here is a summary of the schedule for each playing position.

Clowney Will Help Rams Rebuild: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Starting with the NFL draft combine, Clowney will dazzle NFL scouts, coaches and executives. He possesses rare physical ability and he promises to display all of it during the drills. Teams will come away from this exercise coveting him. Odds are, he will be available with the second overall pick because the Houston Texans simply have to draft a quarterback.


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