If today's slate of basketball games turn out to be as one-sided as the games on the dayside yesterday, we're going to need some Rams talk to fill the gaps. Here's a little round up of things to talk about between contests to see if you can stuff more potato salad into your mouth than your obnoxious brother-in-law.
- So the Rams like Mizzou DT Ziggy Hood, according to this report. What's not to like? Hood's a great player, and a second round pick who might sneak into the first. Say the Rams did draft Hood with their second round pick, how does that alter the d-line? That would give them two starters in Carriker and Hood, but what about a double team trapping NT? Would they grab one of those guys somewhere else? Move Carriker to DE to pair with Chris Long once Leonard Little retires? Always interesting to speculate on the shape of things to come this time of year.
- The Rams have interest in a QB...other than Gus Frerotte. 6'5" 220 lbs Fresno State QB Tom Brandstater, with a private meeting scheduled for April 15-16. He showed great arm strength and accuracy, and was considered by many to have had the best Combine performance of any QB in attendance. Definitely has the frame of a QB, and could be a steal as he's projected to go in the 4th or even 5th round. Great pick with low risk, reward potential.
- Former Rams WR coach Henry Ellard compared MU's Jeremy Maclin to a young Torry Holt.
- Citing "team sources" Pro Football Weekly calls the Barron-Bell OT scenario a smokescreen. Duh. The source also said that right now, Greco and Incognito are projected as the starting guards, and Setterstrom will push Incognito for playing time as well as being the most likely backup to newly signed C Jason Brown. Smokescreen or not, that doesn't rule out the possibility of the Rams drafting an OT in the second round and using their first pick on Aaron Curry or even Michael Crabtree.