Jim Thomas echoes Rams fans everywhere
Hope Gurley can break a lot of tackles.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) May 1, 2015
If this highlight reel is any indication.... he can
Todd Gurley Scouting Report | Bleacher Report
Pro comparison: Shaun Alexander. I think he's more explosive than that, but we'll see how he is Post-ACL
This kinda feels like that time in Madden you had a position stacked and the players hated you.....
#Rams RB Zac Stacy, after the selection of RB Todd Gurley, plans to ask the team for his release or to be traded, per league source.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 1, 2015
Day 2/3 Predictions | Bleacher Report
Can't Argue with doubling on OL in rounds 2/3. Following that up with Grayson may ease the burn of the Gurley pick for some fans
Some might view this pick as a complete surprise, but that's only for those who haven't paid attention to Rams coach Jeff Fisher's affinity for the running game and running backs. Gurley is the fifth running back the Rams have drafted in four years with Fisher at the helm. He's also clearly the highest rated of those backs and the one who gives the Rams a chance to finally be the power-running team they've long wanted to be. Coming off a knee injury, Gurley doesn't come without his share of risk but the Rams believe he's the best back to come out of the draft since Adrian Peterson. If Gurley lives up to that lofty comparison, he's worth it.
Thumbs up. -- Nick Wagoner
The Rams shiny new RB isn't dodging durability questions nor questions about his ineligibility last year.
You may have heard by now that the Rams ended that at #10. Pairing him with Tre Mason gives the Rams arguably the most intriguing RB tandem in the NFL.
Call it going all in, doubling down, adding to a strength... but regardless of how you coin it, they need OL help if any of they are going to capitalize on the RB talent.
Rams Get 'B' for Gurley Pick | BleacherReport
Comparisons to Willis McGahee aren't exactly promising....
Gurley Remembers Ogletree | Fox Sports
They will rekindle their friendship on the Rams. Hopefully on the field and not in the training room.
Weighing Risk/Reward with Gurley | Fox Sports
Best quote of the night.....
So it was that a reporter asked, "I'll be the smart-ass and ask, Who's going to block for him?"
"They did make this thing a three-day event," Snead replied. "We have to live through Friday and Saturday, so we'll see if we can help improve that position there. We'll still let the board guide us, but ... we're well aware."
Gurley and quarterback Nick Foles sure hope so.
Best Moves of 1st Round | The Sporting News
"The Rams take a chance on greatness"
Plenty of talent to go around still. Personally, I think A.J. Cann is looking like a mighty fine deal at #41.
OL Options Dwindle | STL Today
Could picking Gurley cost the Rams a QB on day 2?
Gurley Highlights | St Louis Rams Official Website
Fisher/Snead Presser | St Louis Rams Official Website
Gurley Presser | St Louis Rams Official Website
Rams introducing RB Todd Gurley to media Friday at 4 p.m. CT.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) May 1, 2015