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While all seems quiet at first glance, the NFL and especially the St. Louis Rams are making moves and some very important ones...

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Top draft prospect DE Randy Gregory admits testing positive -Pro32

Considered by most to be a lock for the top ten, in the upcoming draft, Nebraska DE Randy Gregory admits to failing multiple banned substance tests. A red flag for sure, but just how much will this affect his standing in the draft?

He said he tested positive for marijuana at Nebraska in January 2014 and April 2014. Gregory said he hadn't smoked marijuana since December.

And in possibly not unrelated news...

Compensatory Draft Pick Trade Chart Value...thingy -Grantland

The New England Patriots have gotten the same value out of their compensatory picks as having the first overall draft pick...every year.

This is an outstanding, in depth article for anyone trying to understand the true value of all draft picks...a must read.

Relocation Update: NFLs gonna do what NFL do -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

These NFL operatives have more moves than Marshall Faulk; you can’t hem them in. They always find wiggle room.

There’s NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who on Wednesday praised the STL effort to get a new stadium off the ground here. But Goodell added that the NFL is considering speeding up the timetable to allow owners, including the Rams’ Stan Kroenke, to apply for relocation sooner than the league’s original Jan. 1 window.

Rams new defensive assistant coach Jeff Imamura -ESPN

"Basically we added Jeff because we thought he would be a good fit," Fisher said. "He’s more of an analytical quality control coach. We did not let anybody go. He was an addition."

Quick healing -ESPN

While Fisher points to progress for Quick recently, he remains hesitant to put any sort of definitive timetable on a possible return. The team has privately hoped that Quick would be ready in time for training camp in July, but Fisher says those hopes will have to wait to see what transpires in Quick's rehab leading up to that time.

From all of us here at TST, heal properly, not quickly, Brian.

Amari Cooper still ranked #1 wideout in the 2015 draft class -ESPN

Can the 2015 draft class match its predecessor's accomplishments? According to Playmaker Score, probably not. Although the 2015 class includes some strong prospects and a sprinkling of interesting sleepers, there are also a number of players with bust potential, rated higher by scouts than by Playmaker Score. It adds up to a potentially good, but not great, class of pass-catchers.

After the bumper crop of wide receivers in last years draft, it is hard to imagine this year being that good, despite excellent prospects in Amari Cooper, Kevin White and others.

In regards the Rams, there are two schools of thought-

1. They have a good crop of developing young talent and that should not be interfered with


2. They are thin at wide receiver, Tavon hasn't panned out and they should pick up a top talent, if available

Expect a poll in your near future

Head to Head: Ereck Flowers vs D. J. Humphries -NFL Post

Just how do these two offensive tackles, measure up?

Divisional rankings -NFL

Guess which division is considered the best...go ahead...guess...

Jeff Fisher thinks it's time to fix the O-line -ESPN

"Yeah, there's still some spots available, if you will," coach Jeff Fisher said Wednesday morning.

That's putting it mildly. As it stands, the Rams have just three offensive linemen -- left tackle Greg Robinson, guard Rodger Saffold and swingman Garrett Reynolds -- with any meaningful NFL game experience. And even out of those three, Robinson is entering his second year with plenty of work to do, Saffold has a lengthy injury history and is coming off surgery and Reynolds was brought in to provide depth.

You don't say?

La'el Collins- his story -Sporting News

No doubt, if you keep up with Rams news, you have seen LSU's La'el Collins (OT) mocked to the Rams several times. You are probably familiar with his measurables, his career at LSU and have watched his tape, but do you know the man?

So, we come at last to the end...and you know what that means. Tunes!