Random Ramsdom: The Rams Setting Up Meetings as the 2014 Draft Approaches

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With less than a month before the 2014 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams are setting up meetings with some of college football’s finest...


Rams’ Preseason Schedule Revealed:  ESPN NFL Nation

The Rams and first-year defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will host the New Orleans Saints at the Edward Jones Dome. Yes, the same Williams who was part of the Saints' Bountygate scandal a few years ago.

...from NFL.com, here are five preseason games that you won’t want to miss.

Sammy Watkins to Visit Jaguars, Rams:  NFL.com

Of course, there's a chance Jacksonville won't get a chance to pick Watkins on draft day. Rapoport reported he'll visit the Rams, who hold the No. 2 overall pick, on Monday. Then there's the outside chance that Watkins somehow joins the Lions, who pick 10th.

Buffalo LB Khalil Mack Visiting Thursday:  Bleacher Report

Are the Rams serious about selecting Mack with the No. 2 overall pick? Could they trade down and still get him later in the first round? What would drafting a pass-rusher mean for the futures of Chris Long and Robert Quinn?  Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch discuss the Rams' draft options in this video.




Watkins Would be Good for Bradford:  ESPN NFL Nation

Schefter reported Wednesday morning that Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins will visit the Rams on Monday and then St. Louis will hold a private workout with him on April 18. The Rams have already upgraded their receiving corps with the signing of Kenny Britt but adding Watkins would propel the Rams' receivers into the upper echelon of the league's pass-catching units.

Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage Visits Rams:  Fansided

Savage, who attended three different school during his college career, has seen his draft stock rise of late, according to Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network and NFL.com.




Who’s the Best Inside Linebacker the Rams’ Ever Drafted?:  Cover 32

Draft season is upon us!  The Rams may not be in dire need of a Mike linebacker, but that doesn’t mean we - the fan base - can’t reminisce about the finest of the Rams’ draft-day decisions.  So, just who is the best ILB ever drafted by the CLE/LA/STL Rams?

Will The Rams Draft A Member Of Kiper’s "Sensational Seven"?: Ramblin’ Fan

When it comes to the analyses of college players, few experts stand above the likes of Mel Kiper, Jr. Having been one of the lead coverage personality of the NFL Draft on ESPN since the mid-80s, it is not surprising that most in the general public cling to his every mock selection or unveiled Big Board. So, when Kiper recently listed off his "sensational seven" prospects, people certainly took notice.

Scout’s Glossary...Do YOU Have a Scout’s Eye:  NFL.com

This quiz measures your eye for evaluation, with former NFL scout Bucky Brooks guiding you through the process. And if you run into a stumper, don't fret: Definitions are available at the bottom of the page. Good luck!

Rams’ Roundup With Coach Rick Venturi [via Rams News Now]



How ‘bout those Arizona beaches, Pro Bowlers?!?: CBS Sports

The NFL is moving the Pro Bowl ... for one year anyway. The annual NFL all-star game will take place in Arizona in 2015, the league announced Wednesday.

Ranking the NFL’s No. 3 Wide Receivers:  Yahoo! Sports

16. Chris Givens – Rams
Givens is currently penciled in as the Ram’s No. 3 wideout behind Tavon Austin and Kenny Britt, but he’ll need to hold off sophomore Stedman Bailey and any rookies the team adds this May. St. Louis moved more towards the run last season, which meant fewer three-wide sets. Givens seems primed for a situational deep threat role.
Pete Prisco’s Updated Mock Draft:  CBS Sports

There’s really nothing to see here...unless you’ve never seen a Rams’ mock draft.  This might as well have been posted in January... regardless, the picks are still of the utmost quality.

Weighing the Upside of the Draft’s Top Tackles:  ESPN NFL Nation

The key decision makers of the St. Louis Rams circa 2009 have long since departed but when it comes to the thought of taking a shot on an unfinished product at offensive tackle with the No. 2 overall pick, the bad memories are still fresh enough to make at least some Rams fans cringe.

More Signs Point To Lions Trading Up for Watkins:  Pro Football Talk

If the Lions have genuine interest in trading up for Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins, they’re doing a bad job of hiding it. If they’re not interested, they’ve put together a potent smokescreen.




Michigan St. CB Dennard Brings Physical Approach:  St. Louis Rams’ Official Site



Finnegan Ready to Bring His "Edge" Back:  The Finsiders

This past season in St. Louis, Finnegan dealt with injuries and wasn’t able to recapture that same physicality in his play. But after signing with the Dolphins in free agency, it appears that attitude is back, and in full force.

Rams’ Pre-Draft Position Overview - Wide Receiver:  Ramblin’ Fan

What do the Rams have in the way of wideouts, and what do they need to solidify an up-and-coming group of young wideouts?
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