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Random Ramsdom, 3/16: Slowin' it down

No silly lockout can prevent a rich and full look at all the 2011 NFL Draft & St. Louis Rams talk today...can it?
No silly lockout can prevent a rich and full look at all the 2011 NFL Draft & St. Louis Rams talk today...can it?

Tomorrow's St. Patrick's Day. Do I get a present? I want the little green man to bring me football. Not a football, but a football season, complete with ridiculous overspending on washed up free agents, training camps in the August heat, bad officiating and a winning St. Louis Rams team. Is that so much to ask?

Yes. We'll have to settle for random Ramsdom this morning. 

Florida pro day follow up
One scout on hand in Florida called OL Mike Pouncey a "star." Pouncey looks like a sure fire first round pick at this point. If the Rams trade down, he'll be in play. Safety Ahmad Black did nothing to help his draft stock. Rang reports forty times in the 4.7-4.8 range. He quotes a team source who likes how Black plays on tape, noting that he plays fast on the field, but the slow forty time will be a tough sell to coaches, per the source.

Lots more after the jump.

High-impact players with low-level names - Rob Rang takes a look at some of the best players you've never heard of in the 2011 NFL Draft. Well, if you read TST you probably have heard of most. Some of the names on Rang's list include WR Tandon Doss and a slew of defensive linemen who could really help the Rams.

Former Virginia quarterback Marques Hagans returns as grad assistant - Hagans, a former Ram, was added to the coaching staff by coach Mike London. Hagans will coach offense. Steve Spagnuolo started as a grad assistant too.

Former Eldorado star Steven Jackson of St. Louis Rams to be enshrined - Steven Jackson, who burned up Las Vegas as a high school player, will be enshrined in the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame in June. Hopefully, he'll also be practicing with the Rams...labor struggle permitting.

Where Steven Jackson ranks with top backs - Sando takes a look at Jackson's place in the lineup of NFL running backs.

Get to Know the Rams: Expert Interview - 3k sat down with the crew at NFL Mocks to talk about the Rams draft needs. It's a good read..."beloved"???

Sporting News: Risers and fallers - The Sporting News hands out the love for Christian Ponder, calling him a first round pick. Ponder doesn't matter to the Rams, but SN does call Pitt DE Jabaal Sheard a "riser" on draft boards. Definitely the best year for defensive ends in a long time.

Draft prospects worth fighting for - Of course, one man's questionable pick is another's can't miss. Wes Bunting from the National Football Post puts Titus Young on his "worth fighting for" list. He says early round two. Bunting and Reuter are both very respectable draftniks who know what they're talking about when it comes to draft prospects. So what to believe on Young? Well, just have to make your own judgments, just like teams will do. Also on Bunting's list is RB Kendall Hunter and Drake Nevis.

Rising Above the Competition - Chad Reuter from NFL Draft Scout takes a look at some of the non-BCS prospects who could slip into the first- or second-round of the 2011 NFL Draft. You should know most of the names on the list. Most interesting note of the post: Boise State WR Titus Young's draft stock seems to have slipped. Remember before the Combine, Young earned praise from draftniks all over the web, thanks in part to looking like DeSean Jackson at the Senior Bowl. Reuter cites Young's issues and explosiveness that doesn't quite measure up to Jackson. 

Why Patrick Peterson Should Be The No.1 Pick
Should LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson be the first overall pick in the draft? NFL Draft Bible makes the case.